Tonight we actually went out to celebrate our anniversary with a little more than dinner and a movie. We've tried a couple of times before to see ZZ Top in concert but it hasn't worked out. They were slated to be the opening act for Jimmy Buffet a couple of years ago but didn't make it.
Tonight they're playing at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The casinos are generally a nice place for concerts because there is no drinking or smoking in the concert hall. The band consists of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard. The three have played together since 1970!
ZZ Top is very recognizable with their long beards. Guitarists Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have been wearing the signature look since the late '70s, while the group's drummer, whose name is ironically Frank Beard, prefers to maintain a clean shave. Gibbons recently revealed that he and Hill were once offered $1 million to cut off their facial hair, but they declined!
They put on an amazing show even breaking out the square fur guitars!
My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.