Next week, Styx and Leon Russell will be in Beaumont on the same night and I can't decide which show I want to see.
I saw Leon Russell last year and he was great. Just the thought that I would be about ten feet away from someone who had actually hung out with George Harrison was enough for me to fork over my $15. The show was fabulous and the fact that I was one degree of separation from George Harrison was cosmically incredible.
Since I've already seen Leon Russell, the logical choice would seem to be to go to Cactus Canyon and see Styx. However, Dennis DeYoung won't be with them. On the other hand, Tommy Shaw and James Young will be there. So, it would appear that Styx is in the lead.
However, when we consider venues, the choice becomes less clear. Cactus Canyon is rotten as a live music venue. It's a country-western dancehall that occasionally tries to dress up as a concert venue. This is no comparison for Antone's which has the best sound system in Beaumont for live music. Also, while Antone's feels like home to me, Cactus Canyon is - how shall I put this - icky.
The concert is still a week away and since neither show is reserved seating and neither show is likely to sell out, I still have time. Maybe I'll just toss a coin.