ZZ Top, House of Blues, Sunset Strip, August 21 2009
Set list and bonus encore photos, featuring the “La Grange / Tush” throwdown jam with Slash and John Mayer, after the jump…
Setlist and recap from a ZZ Top fan tour site:
The Sunset Strip was packed Friday night, it seemed much more crowded and just “tighter” the the HOB Anaheim the previous night. The Bastard Winos again opened a little after 9:00. At 10:00 an Aerosmith song was playing on the PA (“Toys in the Attic”) and a few minutes later the Boyzz hit the stage. Same outfits and guitars as last night but Billy was wearing new tennis shoes, one red and one black, with the tags still on them.
The set list was as follows:
Waitin’for the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago (some lady from backstage or the VIP area throws three rainbow-colored hats on stage???)
I’m Bad I’m Nationwide
(Billy has two lovely ladies — one of whom is his wife Gilligan, I think — bring out his “Blues Hat.”)
Mexican Blackbird (Think this is staying in the set because they had graphics for it on the light-brite background.)
I Need You Tonight
Just Got Paid
Gimme All Your Lovin’
Sharp Dressed Man
Billy and Dusty’s techs place a small speaker on both sides of the stage. I told the guy next to me “This is something special, they never do this, someone is going to come out.” They start out with:
Tube Snake Boogie
and then Billy talks about being home and having a lot of friends and he introduces John Mayer and Slash! After Mayer fiddles with his setup a bit everyone plays:
A very special night, you never know what will happen at these club showzz!!!!
Amazing show, indeed. Loved it!
Special throwaway encore photo montage, right here.