TICKETS TORN IN HALF:October 8,1999-ERIC BURDON@ IMAC,Huntington,NY

After hearing a recording of THE ANIMALS doing “Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker it was only a very short period of time before I was adding blues records by black Americans to my primarilly Anglophile collection. That song, as the lyrics go, really “knocked me out”. I watched as THE ANIMALS performed on ED SULLIVAN, again my mouth wide open,but I never had the opportunity to see them live, never, not as THE ANIMALS Parts 1,2 or 3. So this was my shot at seeing a legend perform in a small theater not far from my home. I went with two buddies, the three of us attending with great anticipation. “Ladies and gentlemen, a true legend…ERIC BURDON”… and sadly, that was the highpoint of the evening.