Both of these bands have been major bands during the 70’s & the 80’s, in the case of Steve Miller, even the 60’s. This night at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, you get to see both of these bands, thanks to radio station WMGK in Philadelphia.
The Doobie Brothers started the show off, and played a bunch of their hits, including “China Grove” “Listen To The Music” as well as some non-hits, which suits me just fine. The Doobie Brothers really seem to be enjoying themselves & really got into jamming, which was really fun for the audience. They put on a great performance, especially John McFee, who played many instruments. The Doobie Brothers for this tour are…
Tom Johnston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Patrick Simmons – guitars, banjo, flute, vocals
John McFee – guitars, harmonica, dobro, pedal steel, violin, vocals
John Cowan – bass guitar, vocals
Bill Payne – keyboards
Marc Russo – saxophones
Ed Toth – drums
Tony Pia – drums, percussion
The Doobie Brothers, then left the stage, and about 15 minutes later, the Steve Miller Band came out.
The Steve Miller Band like the Doobie Brothers, were having a really good time on stage. Steve played a lot of his hits, like “Rockin’ Me”, “The Joker” & actually featured a bunch of tracks from that album, and also played non-hits like “Dance, Dance, Dance” & “Swingtown”, which were hits but, more of a B-Side. Steve Miller really got to jamming on “Fly Like An Eagle” which was really good.
This Show gets 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars, except for the fact that my wife is handicapped, and the Camden Police didn’t care. There was parking right by the stadium, which we walked by about a half hour later (as my wife can’t really walk) which hurt my wife & made us miss some of the show. If this is what we have to look forward to when going to a concert in Camden NJ, I think I’ll pass.
5 Stars for the show, 1 star for the officer who wouldn’t help a handicapped woman.