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"What Do You Mean It's Let's Go? I Just Got Here!"
Wrong lyric you say? Sure, I know it's "last call" and not "let's go," but my mondegreen of what could be Big Bad
Voodoo Daddy's (BBVD) most popular lyrics was very fitting for my experience at their show recently at the fairly new
Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio.
BBVD was on mine and many of my friend's playlists in the late 90s when swing and ska were making another wave
of comebacks. When I heard they were coming to town to a venue I've yet to visit, I had to go. Unfortunate for me,
I misread the show's start time assuming it was the time the venue opened its doors. To my surprise the show actually
began at 7:30 p.m., which made my photo credentials not being available a problem; however, it was resolved and
once I got into the venue I was permitted to shoot despite missing a portion of the show.
The show for this swing, big band jazzy group was almost packed leaving only a small handful of empty seats.
Having no dance floor didn't deter several concertgoers from swinging their partners around in aisles, which was
a sight to see.
BBVD performed several songs off of their 2012 release Rattle Them Bones such as “Devil's Dance” and “5 10 15
Times I Love You” and a few off of 2003's Save My Soul including “Zig Zaggity Woop Woop,” which lead singer Scotty
Morris said the song would "bring you to the streets of New Orleans"… and it certainly did make me feel as if it was a
song I'd hear pumping out of any building walking down Frenchman Street in New Orleans. The band additionally
mixed in songs off their self-titled album closing the night's setlist with a song trio of “You & Me & The Bottle Makes
Three Tonight,” “Mambo Swing” and “Go Daddy-O,” ending their set around 9 p.m.
The much older than I expected crowd started to shuffle out of the venue after the last song, not prepared for the two
song encore of “Why Me” and “So Long Farewell Goodbye” which ended the show with a standing ovation. Happy
to experience at least half of the show, but I am brought back to the introduction of this review "…Let's Go? I Just Got
Here!" wishing the night wasn't ending just yet!
Review & Photos: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy bring lively
big band swing to Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park