On July 28th, music history was made as George Thorogood and the Destroyers embarked on their “Bad All Over The World – 50 Years of Rock anniversary tour” and graced the stage at the magnificent Costa Mesa venue. The atmosphere was electric, with an air of anticipation and excitement that filled the warm summer night.
The evening’s entertainment began with The Robert Cray Band, a legendary group known for their soulful blend of Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues, and Rock ‘n Roll since their inception in 1974. As five-time Grammy winners, they did not disappoint, captivating the audience with their musical prowess and setting the stage for an unforgettable night of music.
But it was when George Thorogood and the Destroyers took the spotlight that the crowd erupted into a frenzy.
The band wasted no time, launching into their set with incredible energy and passion.
George, a consummate showman, engaged the audience from the moment he stepped on stage. His infectious smile and playful gestures had fans enthralled, and he even ventured into the front row, serenading lucky fans with his signature guitar solos.
The setlist was a perfect blend of classic hits and newer tunes, pleasing both longtime fans and newcomers alike. Songs like “Bad To The Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and “Who Do You Love?” had the entire crowd singing along with unbridled enthusiasm, creating an atmosphere of pure joy and camaraderie.
The venue, Pacific Amphitheatre, provided an ideal setting for this memorable concert experience. As the culmination of a day spent at the fair, the audience was already in high spirits, and the music elevated the festive mood to new heights. It was a night of collective bliss, with people sharing their passion for music and enjoying the company of fellow enthusiasts.
As the final notes reverberated through the amphitheater, the sense of contentment was palpable.
The concert had delivered everything it promised and more, leaving the audience hungry for the next extraordinary musical event.
The George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ tour stop at Costa Mesa, supported by The Robert Cray Band, was a resounding success. The fusion of talent, the captivating performances, and the electric atmosphere combined to create an unforgettable evening of rock and roll magic. It’s safe to say that those lucky enough to be in attendance will cherish the memories of this celebration of music for years to come, eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to experience the magic once again.