Last night I kissed 2018’s ass goodbye the best way I possibly could: by driving down to the O.C. Observatory to see X, Los Lobos and The Blasters play. You already know it was great. It’s ALWAYS great every time these bands play a live show.
The Blasters were fun from beginning to end (as usual). I could’ve listened to Phil Alvin sing all night long. Everyone in the front row was dancing through the entire set. The chicks love ’em!
Up next was Los Lobos. They played a long, satisfying set. I always dig when David Hidalgo breaks out the accordion (the sound of that accordion always melts my heart), and I really loved their cover of The Allman Brothers’ “One Way Out”.
Finally, X hit the stage. I’ve seen them a zillion times since 1980, and I STILL get excited whenever I see them play. I always look cool on the outside, but on the inside I’m like a teenage girl at a 1965 Beatles concert when X starts playing! They opened with “Beyond and Back”, and ended with “Nausea” (which I found remarkably appropriate, because for me, this year was loaded with poverty and spit). Goodbye 2018.
Enjoy the photographs and the videos (I work hard, so you don’t have to)!