The Indianapolis Pacers are putting on a free concert before their Nov. 1 home opener at Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate their 10th year in that fine basketball facility. The featured band you ask? Why, Blues Traveler of course.
For those interested, the free concert begins at 5 p.m. Ah, an outside concert at the beginning of November in Indiana. Now that sounds fantastic. It’s even better when you get a band everybody knows but nobody can think of a song that’s been popular by them in the last, oh, 10 years.
Don’t get us wrong, we dug what they were all about. Front man John Popper is skinny now, so we hear, and he can straight wail on that harmonica. We can dig that blues rock stuff.
And don’t forget it was Blues Traveler rocking the Amish crowd at the end of “Kingpin,” one of the greatest sports films of all time.
But let’s be serious, it’s kind of like going to the county fair and seeing .38 Special (yep, done it). All the old people are rocking and “Hold On Loosely” is still a pretty sweet jam, but after the concert is over everybody goes, “Man, those cats are washed up.”
Ah, well hell, it’s free. Who are we kidding? Hit it up, Pacers fans. We’re sure it’ll be worth every penny.