Vintage Trouble made a stop at the Fillmore last night and blew the roof off of the iconic venue in a performance that can only be described as EPIC. Ty Taylor was in fine form on this last night of their US tour, singing his heart out while performing some of the classic acrobatics his fans have all come to expect at a VT show. For the boys, the show served as a gesture of gratitude to their fans that had been waiting impatiently for their return.
It started right on time with a gorgeous backdrop that stood high above the Fillmore stage. And after a quick huddle to get themselves pumped up, they kicked everything off with “Strike Your Light,” a perfect selection to get everyone in the mood.
They followed it up with the hit single “Hand Me Down Blues,” which had Ty jumping up on the pit gates to greet his fans. He then lunged into the audience and began one of the most intense crowd participation stunts I think I’ve ever seen.
He had them crouching, then raising, jumping and singing, and then out of the blue, he grabbed a cute pup out of the audience. He finished up the song holding his new furry little friend then gave it back to his rightful owner. What a night that pooch must’ve had had. How many dogs do you know can play rockstar like that for a night?
All in all, a great night was had by everyone. The underlying theme of salvation through music shined brightly throughout the historic walls of the Fillmore. Patrons were encouraged to give each other high fives in between songs and all were brought together closer, thanks to the magic of music.
Photos by Louis Raphael
Strike Your Light
Hand Me Down Blues
Doin’ What You Were Doin’
Another Man’s Words
Love Song to the World
Run Like the River
Knock Me Out
Not Alright by Me