Concert Sutra On The Road Again With 311

Concert Sutra On The Road Again With 311

by terri sapp

Photographed by terri sapp

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Nick Hexum 2005

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From the day I got my first taste of 311 from “Music” back in the very early 90’s, I was hooked.  Ever since, I never miss an opportunity to catch them doing what they do best…rockin the crowd!  They brought the usual bag of tricks with them, as well as a few new flares on their Summer Tour, 2005.  On August 27, 2005 at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia, fans were faced with a wide range of 311’s musical history, as well as some rarities to celebrate the many years we have had to know and love this band.  These guys have an onstage finesse about them matched by few, as evidenced by any given show they play.  311 is always on point, so far as I am concerned!

On this special night in Atlanta, we were “Welcome”d by a very smooth intro fueled by the masterful guitar stylings of one Tim Mahoney (guitar, and one of my heroes, LOVE him).  P-Nut (bass), Chad Sexton (drums), and S.A. Martinez (vocals, effects) also contributed to the newly extended jam intro to the 311 Music classic “Welcome.”  Of course, we always know the party has started as soon as we hear the words out of Nick Hexum’s (vocals, some guitar) gorgeous mouth.  It’s always good to “Freak Out” at the very start of a 311 show, because who wouldn’t freak out on this one?  “To all my friends, it’s not the end.  The Earth has not swallowed me, yet.”  I really feel this one.  Continue reading