RodeoHouston setlist & notes by Francene Price...... Tube Snake Boogie I Thank You Got Me Under Pressure Waitin' For the Bus Jesus Just Left Chicago (with Craneman saying in the middle of the song "and then he came to Houston, Texas" and one second later Billy says "and then he came to Houston, Texas".) I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide Bad and Nationwide intro: Billy talks about the pretty little girl backstage who comes up to him, taps him repeatedly on the shoulder (which Billy shows by tapping himself) saying "Excuse me, excuse me, (Billy demonstrates in a high-pitched voice) are you one of those guys in the band with those long beards?". Billy pauses, looks around the arena, and answers in a low voice "yyeeessss". Then she asks about Dusty (Billy again in a high-pitched voice), "is he one of those guys in the band with those long beards?" Billy answers in a low voice "yyeeessss". She then says "that man, he's a pretty man". Billy then points to Dusty and says "he's pretty", points to Frank and says "he's bad", and then points to the audience and says "you're nationwide". Cheap Sunglasses (of course with the "reach into your pocket or your purse . ." intro) Just Got Paid (Craneman called this one too) with a bit of improv(?) and the power trio (Dusty and Billy playing facing each other right in front of Frank's drums) Blues Time w/ Blue Jean Blues (again Craneman called this one) Gimme All Your Lovin' Sharp Dressed Man (with those famous dance moves) Legs (complete with fuzzy guitars) La Grange (stopped mid-song to stroke their beards and get the crowd really worked up) Tush Folsom Prison Blues Misc.: ZZ started playing at 9:30 pm and had left the arena by 10:40 pm. Nobody knows for sure how ZZ got to the stage but the three people who were really watching all think they came out in the grey pick-up that parked along the stage on the south side about 15 minutes before the show started. They definitely didn't walk to the stage or come in on horseback. Attached to the guitar strap of the main guitar Billy played (a beautiful one too) was a stuffed animal-type thing in the shape of a Hulk-like man that was positioned to look like it was climbing up the guitar strap. Stage set: two purple cacti with two wire-mesh tumbleweeds, amp cases were all purple, and there may have been a purple cloth wrapped around where Frank's drums sat. Frank gave his gum a serious working over during the show. Although not pertinent, it just was something that really caught my eye. It was definitely one of the most enjoyable evenings I've ever had. Saw a great show and met many very wonderful people - thanks to all of you for everything.