Last weekend, rock fans from across Central New York were treated to a bad-to-the-bone Friday the 13th performance by George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Turning Stone Casino Showroom.
The “Badder Than Ever” tour stop in Verona kicked off shortly after 8 p.m. to a filled venue. Thorogood and his band got the crowd up and out of their seats quickly. Fan favorites such as “Who Do You Love?” “I Drink Alone” and “Get A Haircut” were played early in the night. Thorogood interacted with the crowd often throughout the show. Before the music even started, Thorogood, sporting a big smile, went to the front of the stage and fist bumped one lucky fan in the front row.
For a group that makes the Showroom a regular tour stop almost every year, the band got a crowd reaction like they haven’t been there in years. It’s always nice to see a band come out and show how much fun they’re having on stage. The positive and fun atmosphere made the night one to remember for the audience and the group. Even though Thorogood is the only member to take the mic and speak to the crowd, his backing band the Destroyers had the body language that showed they loved being there, too.
As expected, George Thorogood and the Destroyers played other classics like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over” and “Bad To The Bone.” The crowd joined Thorogood in singing along with him during all of these favorite hits. When the crowd wasn’t singing, many were simply watching in awe as Thorogood delivered his signature blues guitar licks. Watching Thorogood play his Gibson ES-125 is a sight that fans will surely never forget.
For those who couldn’t attend the May 13 show, George Thorogood and the Destroyers will most likely return to the Showroom. Be sure to check back to NYS Music and the Turning Stone Casino website for future show announcements.