Chickenfoot Bank of America Pavilion, Boston 8-24-09
Well if you read my last post you’d know by now that I think this band is just the best thing since the invention of the wheel, so just a few notes about the night.
Of course the big news was once again Chad bouncing a piece of equipment off another band members head. He threw a stick, which I think slipped a little out of his hand when he went to throw it, and it hit Joe pointed end first, right it the back of his head! Once again we were right up front so we could hear and see Joe say “ What the f**k” then he felt the back of his head and checked his hand for blood, then saw the stick and said “f*n Chad”. He then went to the side of the stage and had a roadie check him out. Although I’m sure it must have hurt he tried to shake it off and kept playing. After a little bit you could see the bump on the lower part of his noggin. Of course as soon as he could Chad went over and apologized but you could tell Joe was still pissed. Chad apologized a couple of more times and Sam even talked to Joe a bit. Hopefully it will be water under the bridge but he was pissed off. Up until this point Chad probably launched about 100 sticks into the audience.
During the show Chad also got the crowd going with his joking about the Boston Celtics. He was busting ba**s saying the team sucked, did we hear of the champions. When everyone booed he said no, not the boo’s, the Lakers you losers! He said Kevin Garnett gave him “oral” to put it a way that I can post, but forgot his kneepads! He kept it up for a couple of minutes before Sammy said he was just trying to get everyone riled up. Sammy said he even dissed his own home team when they were in Detroit. Sammy then said this is why the Chili Peppers don’t give Chad a microphone. To which Chad replied “they’re a lot smarter then you Sam” and everybody laughed.
The crowd was very cool at this show. There was no shoving or pushing and people all around us were giving each other sticks and picks and just really friendly.
Then we finally got to do what we couldn’t in New Hampshire. We got backstage to meet Joe! While we were back there waiting we got to meet Gary Cherone and Pat Badger from Extreme, the guys from Davey Knowles and the Backdoor Slam! At one point the production manager came out and asked if there was anyone here who didn’t get the meet and greet from NH. We stepped up and introduced ourselves and I proceeded to thank him repeatedly for getting us in to the show. He apologized a few times for the NH mess up and then said he would be right back with Joe. When Joe came up to us we introduced ourselves and Darl gave him a hug. As she was leaning toward him he noticed the drumstick between her boobs and said “oh you got a stick huh” and Darl proceeded to immediately remove it and said “oh yeah we don’t want that”. He then noticed all the glow sticks my wife had on, a couple of bracelets and a necklace and told us that his sister and brother-in-law invented them, a little piece of unknown trivia to us. He said the idea was stolen from them and that the toy industry is a real cutthroat business. He apologized for missing us at the NH show a few times and we told him we understood that stuff happens and thanked him for meeting us then to make up for it. We chatted for a couple of minutes took a pic, got a signature and shared his time with the other winners for the show before he apologized again for having to leave early because he had a splitting headache, totally understandable. Then he was gone.
We then went over to Chad who had been chatting with a group of people including the two little kids who are in our pics and said hi. He gave Darl a big hug and said “hello darlin” then shook my hand. He noticed Darl’s soap on a rope necklace and remembered it from the NH show and thought it was cool. He noticed she also had a stick and his wristband from the NH show and said “what no picture of me with my pants down”? We chatted for a little bit, got a pic and then he had to go. Darl noticed Sammy’s wife Kari and said hello and she said she was waiting for Sam to finish up so they could leave. Sammy came out and went right to the exit. We wanted to wait for Mikey but the security said it was time to go.
Well that’s it, the biggest, luckiest, rocking out, party to you drop, most awesome 5 days of our lives!!!!!! Thank you Joe for meeting with us, you didn’t have to even acknowledge missing us in NH and you did, it’s awesome to know that even us little people matter to you. Thanks to CHICKENFOOT for the great music and great times at all the shows! YOU GUYS ROCK!