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Embarrassing confession time: I got to the venue right when the doors opened at 9:00. I walked into the stage area and it was vacant except for one guy sitting on the side. I figured he was a big fan like myself, so I struck up a conversation. I told him I'd first seen Fishbone in 1991, figuring he'd be pretty impressed with my lengthy history following the band. He asked if I'd gotten good pictures of Angelo and Norwood, which I replied enthusiastically that I had. He just laughed and said I probably didn't have any of him, then introduced himself as drummer John Steward.
Like I said. Embarrassing. Steward has only been with the band FOR 16 YEARS.
He let me off the hook by saying nobody ever recognized him since he was in the back behind everybody else with no lights on him. And my collection from Frisco in 2012 didn't have him in it. But I made a point to get him this night.
Rocky George turned in his typical solid performance.
The Skeletones, spent most of the show with his dreadlocks flying around.
A late night as usual when seeing Fishbone. But a rewarding one, also as usual. They never disappoint live. Hopefully I have the energy to keep seeing them as long as they have the energy to keep touring!