Dick Dale @ Sapphire Supper Club 21 Nov 98

Articles and photos by Joe Murphy of Murf's Guitar Player WEB Site

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Dick Dale at the Sapphire Supper Club
Orlando, Florida (Nov 98)
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Dick Dale at the Sapphire Supper Club
Orlando, Florida (Nov 98)
Dick Dale is 61 years old and still rocks with the best of them. As testiment to that, he played to a sold out crowd at the Sapphire Supper Club here in Orlando. The crowd was mixed about 60%/40% new younger fans and older fans. He tore up the stage for a little over two hours which included his non-encore. Rather than leave the stage for 15 minutes or so, Dick just says that he does not play those games and kept playing for another 15 minutes till the end of the show. Having seen him about six times in the last few years, I can honestly say that this show was the best one yet. Dick was in an extreamly good mood. Maybe it's because all the young college age girls were going nuts over him. (He said that they generally get less interested when he tells them he's 61 years old!!!) The show included something of a first...an acoustic set with Dick playing some classical influenced music. Overall, the show got a solid Spinal Tap 11. Murf says that the Dick Dale show is a definate "must see".

Dick Dale at the Sapphire Supper Club
Orlando, Florida (Nov 98)

Dick Dale at the Sapphire Supper Club
Orlando, Florida (Nov 98)



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