House Of Blues Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Houston House Of Blues was quite the event. They had the street blocked off to traffic as spotlights lit the Houston sky. The line of invited guests circled the block, waiting to get into the event.

the evening began with a performance by Wanda King which was followed by a choral peformance by a choir based out of New Orleans. Then Deb Eybers, president of The House Of Blues came out and toasted Houston as the latest member of the House Of Blues family.

The crowd was pretty worked up and ready when The Blues Brothers hit the stage. Jim Belushi did a fine job in his role and was not a distraction in the least.

The rest of my pictures from the evening are here.

Rubber Biscuit

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There’s a lot of buzz around Houston surrounding the opening of our very own House Of Blues. I was lucky enough to tag along with one of my music cohorts and photograph Dan Aykroyd who’s in town to promote the grand opening which will feature a performance by the Blues Brothers.

Say what you will about The Blues Brothers not being the original band due to the death of John Belushi, the show promises to be pretty spectacular. They’ve rounded up some of the most legendary musicians around and all expectations are that the show is to be one for the ages.

Sadly, the event is invite only. You can possibly score tickets through the Ticketmaster auction. Also, The Houston Press is giving away a few pairs.


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Traffic is thick everywhere as Houston drivers who normally avoid the freeway use it to avoid congested surface streets with non-functioning traffic lights.

As a EZ-TAG card carrying user of the Houston toll system, I am personally frustrated with the fact that Houston has opened up the toll roads to all traffic for free. This has caused congestion on my main means of getting in and out of town. I am counting the minutes till Saturday when the tolls are once again enforced and the riff-raff is relegated to the FREE-ways.