A Rainy Night With The Steve Miller Band [Concert Review]
A forecast that showed me sun and no rain earlier this afternoon had me thinking it should be a beautiful night once again for live music at Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park. The three concerts I saw there over the last week and a half were all just about as nice of nights as you could want for being on the edge of Lake Superior.
While it ended up starting to rain by the time Steve Miller took the stage, it didn't wreck the evening. It was warm enough that the rain actually kind of felt good. Over half in attendance were prepared with umbrellas or rain ponchos and had clearly checked a different weather website than I did.
There was lightning and some thunder but the show went on as if it wasn't there. The band played just about everything you would want to hear and my only complaint would be the volume could have been turned up a little. Otherwise it was a great performance with songs people grew up with because they were of that age when the music came out, but there were also plenty of younger people singing along and appreciating it too. Probably songs their parents introduced them to.
Everyone was singing along and smiling, if not dancing, feet were tapping, and the smell of herb rolled through the park. It was a nice and chill night of music and I initially regretted not bringing a chair as almost everyone did, but no one really sat for any of it. For a crowd of the age it was, I don't usually see that. More people sat the last time I saw George Thorogood than at tonight's Steve Miller Performance.
While the rain was there in some capacity for most of the show, the sun did start to creep from behind the hill of Duluth and a nice rainbow went from the lift bridge to back behind the Bayfront concert pavilion. It was one of the most relaxing shows I have been to in a long time. Steve Miller might have started his group in 1966, but he's still rocking right along. Did you make it to the show?