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Ventura Theater; Ventura, CA; 02/17/00

Reviewed by Snidermann

George did what George does best: play guitar and sing the blues and what a show is was. The rafters shook as this wall to wall crowd rocked with Lonesome George.

This was my third Thorogood show and it was easily the best show of the three. Thorogood defines the old saying, "He ain't getting older, he's getting better." George and the boys played all the Thorogood classics and several tunes from his new "Half A Boy/Half A Man" release for a combination that made for a most memorable night.

When George hits the stage, he knows exactly whom the people came to see and he works the crowd like a master craftsman, always delivering a stunning performance.

One note of interest: the first two times I saw George and the Destroyers, there were four people onstage, with George taking care of all the guitar work. It was awesome, of course. However, it did seem like way to much effort and a shitload more work for George than was really necessary.

This time, George employed a rhythm guitarist that helped equal out the workload and you could tell he seemed to enjoy the show even more.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are still a musical force that is well worth the price of the ticket. I can't wait to see them again. Rock on George!!

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