Eric Burdon at Maryport Blues Festival July 26 2009

Eric Burdon and the Animals
Maryport Blues Festival July 26 2009
Marie and I went across to the Maryport Blues Festival on Sunday specially to see Eric Burdon and his new Animals. We hadn’t planned on going to Maryport this year, but when I heard that Eric Burdon had been added as a late replacement for Taj Mahal, we decided to make the journey over to Cumbria to see him. We last saw Eric at Newcastle Tyne Theatre a good few years ago and his visits to the UK are all too rare these days.
We arrived in Maryport during the afternoon and had a few drinks in a couple of pubs on “the trail” catching a few bands on the way. We made our way up to the main marquee just before 7pm and took our places in the front row of people, right on the barriers. Eric and his band took the stage at aorund 7.15 starting with When I Was Young. Eric looks and sounds great, his voice is still strong. The set was a great mix of old songs. Eric was followed on stage by Ruby Turner, and by this time the marquee was full. We left around 10pm ; got home aorund midnight.

A great night

Setlist (something like, have probably missed some):
When I was young
Don’t bring me down
San Franciscan Nights
Don’t let me be misunderstood
The Night
Boom boom
I believe to my soul
It’s my life
Paint it Black
We gotta get out of this place
House of the rising sun





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