A diverse crowd of fans were in attendance for the Anthony B and Soul Majestic show at the Blind Pig.
Many traveled as far away as Traverse City and Kalamazoo to take in the original fireman. All in all I counted over 25 people who made a trip of over 100 miles. Detroit represented well. Big up to Arubis, KB and crew, Kirk and Infinity, the WHOLE Rono's family, Counquers, Kadhafi, Mista Fuji and all Detroit people who made the trip. Billy the Kid got the crowd pumped with a quick mix of cultural hits from past to present. The Blind Pigs first class soundsystem was in top shape, handling the bass line nicely. Soul majestic took the stage first. Last year this band out of California recorded an album at the Tuff Gong studios and put out a single with Tony B "Stand UP". They put on a brief but solid performance with melodic guitar work, deep backround vocals and a dynamic lead singer Eric-I. They didnt stay long and after a brief set of jugglin the One Drop Band took the stage and it was star time. Starting with Equal Rights (peter tosh) off stage Anthony B blazed through a nice mix of classics and new tunes for a solid 90 minutes. Blind Pigs unusually small stage didnt keep B from giving a high energy performance. There was not a still body in the place, the crowd jumped and cheered airhorns and wistles blared through my personal favorites Good Cop/Bad Cop and Fire pon Rome. But the place was flattened when B unleased Raid the Barn on the encore. It recieved the massive forward of the night.
The show was 4 solid hours of entertainment, starting promptly and delivering well. Attendance was again low but considering how many people came from far I guess this time we ask "Were was Ann Arbor??"