This was my first trip to the House of Blues and I LOVED IT! We got there early and ate in the restaurant. The food was great and the ambiance was amazing. The vibe in the whole place is just such coolness. Then we met up with some friends and hung out in line until they opened the doors. The great vibes continued! We were early arrivals so we were able to get right down at the stage. We had fun just hanging out there until the show started.
The opening act, Craig Boyd, was pretty good. He was a teensy bit over obsessed with audience participation! Geez man, I don't want to hold my arms up constantly for songs that I don't know! Anyway, I'll be looking him up to hear more of his tunes. I really was impressed.
Then it came time for Jamey to come out. They opened the curtains and the band was on stage for a solid five minutes before he took the stage. That was weird. Don't open the curtain until you're ready for crying out loud. It was really weird just looking at the band stand there waiting for him. Then he came out. This was the fourth time I've seen his concert. The first three were rather samey, but they were a far cry better than this one. He performed a lot of songs from the upcoming album which I don't know yet and seem rather depressing. The show wound up being shorter then the previous shows. He seemed to be having a lot less fun which translates to the crowd having less fun.
Overall on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being awesomeness, I give the House of Blues a 10 and Jamey's show a 6.