By Brutally Honest from Knoxville, TN on 7/21/2014
Alison Krauss Etc Great, Great Opening Acts
Couldn't Hear Bass Player, Crowd Was Not Into It, Harmonica Too Loud, No Beer Sales, No Harmony Singers, No Rythym Guitarist, Only Snare Drumbrushes, Poor Set List, Poor Sound Quality, Terrible Band, Too Heavy Security
Alison Krauss & Union Station got standing ovation. Total pros. For the venue, the sound was poor. Willie's band was like a bar band or worse. Drummer with only a snare and brushes, a harmonica player, bass, and Willie. Occasionally sister Bobbie who redeemed the show when she was on. No one to sing harmonies, Willie was disconnected, phoned in the show, people began leaving early and eventually I realized it wasn't going to get any better and we left too. Very sad. Was so excited going in.
[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]
By Carol from Southside, Al on 12/2/2012
Crowd Was In To It, Engaging Stage Presence, Great Opening Acts, Great Sound, Packed house
Time Went Very Fast, Too Short
Many Older Adultsno Kids
I really enjoyed the whole concert. We arrived late and the warm up band was on and my friend said he sounds so much like willie...whe he return it was Willie's son..and another
son was with him...not as talented as the son who sang and played the guitar as well or better than Willie..It as amazing show..The Alabama Theater has a wonderful staff and help was everwhere. When we came n my friend is handicap and or seats were on the third level and they up graded our seats to main level and the seats were like captian chairs.Wonderful place to c any concert..
[7 of 9 customers found this review helpful]
The day the music stopped
By Alexie from Portland, OR on 11/2/2008
Crowd Was In To It, Engaging Stage Presence, Great Opening Acts, Great Sound
My boyfriend said he always wanted to see willie Nelson in Austin, Texas. I had no idea when I went online to find tickets what a special show this would turn out to be.
The Backyard, a beautiful outdoor venue outside Austin, filled with Live Oaks, was celebrating its last show ever due to urban sprawl that built itself up around the amphitheater.
The show went from 2pm to 1am with a star-studded line-up climaxing with the simple beauty of Willie Nelson and Friends.
We had a magical experience which will remain with us forever!
[2 of 6 customers found this review helpful]
By none from fort worth, TX on 10/27/2008
Crowd Was In To It
Auto-pilot, No audience engagement, No citycrowd acknowledge, No encore, Too Short
It appeared he was on auto-pilot. He tossed a few bandanas to the front crowd. No Fort Worth area acknowledgement or "thank you". End of show was very anti-climatic ... "bye" and no encore.
John T Floore Country Store - Helotes, TX
14492 Old Bandera Rd
Helotes, TX 78023