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Santana @ The Joint 1/7/2011

You know how some people make a “bucket list”; well I kinda have one with bands. Carlos Santana has been on my list and honestly I don’t know why it took me so long to finally see him. He is one of the greatest guitarists ever.

I saw Santana at The Joint in Las Vegas on my birthday! (I have to say it was one of my best birthdays ever.) The Joint has quickly become one of my favorite places to see bands.

The show’s not all about Carlos, his band is amazing!

The show features songs that span the performer’s entire career. The set list includes everything from “Evil Ways,” Santanas’s first Top 10 hit , including “Into the Night,” “Maria Maria,” “Jingo,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” (Tito Puente cover) as well as “Black and Black” (AC/DC cover) and “Sunshine of Your Love” (Cream cover). The show runs about two hours full of non-stop music.

The show gives homage to Santana’s Woodstock-era, with the current band playing “Soul Sacrifice” on stage as video showed Santana playing on stage at Yasgur’s farm. Watching the video and listening to the music totally felt like a blast to the past. Not that I was at age to be at the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969.

He did get a little talkative during “A Love Supreme,” asking, “What’s more important than peace?” and urging President Barack Obama to legalize marijuana.

I strongly suggest that if you haven’t seen Carlos Santana to ask yourself, “What the f**k am I waiting for?”


Set List
1. Electric Jungle/Jingo
2. Love of My Life
3. Aye Aye Aye/Para los Rumberos
4. Maria Maria
5. Foo Foo
6. Corazón Espinado
7. Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile)
8. Singing Wings, Crying Beasts/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
9. Oye Como Va (Tito Puente cover)
10. Back In Black (AC/DC cover)
11. Evil Ways/A Love Supreme
12. Sunshine of Your Love (Cream cover)
13. Smooth/Dame Tu Amor
14. Woodstock Chant/Soul Sacrifice
15. Bridegroom/Into the Night
16. Love, Peace & Happiness/Freedom

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Published by Zyner, on March 7th, 2011 at 4:11 pm. Filed under: rock. | No Comments |