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Al Green at Outside Lands, San Francisco

I spent Sunday afternoon in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco taking in a wide variety of music performances, mostly unfamiliar stuff. The lineup wasn’t exactly my tastes, but once I saw Al Green on the roster I was sold. After I had decided late in the game to skip out on Lionel Richie back in July, I decided I couldn’t miss this opportunity. Others performances I saw were Nas & Damian Marley, Kings of Leon, a surprisinly awesome Phoenix, Slightly Stoopid was mostly a bathroom/beer break for me, but I managed to make it back in time for a guest appearance by Bay Area native Del the Funky Homosapien. Oh, and some band called Temper Trap. Anyway, back the Reverand. I was a little worried he was gonna be old and washed up, but the man’s still got it. There were a few parts where he got a little winded, including about halfway into the song below, but he also brought his A-game, so he deserved to get tired. He ran through his entire roster of hits, laid down a nice cover of Pretty Woman, and did a tribute to legends gone like the Four Tops, Temptations, and Sam Cooke. Right about then I turned to my friend and said 20 bucks say he does Dock of the Bay next. Sure enough, he jumps into Otis Redding’s legendary song about SF. Not only that, but then he follows it up with another Redding CLASSIC, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. Here’s a clip of Ol’ Al gettin after it with Here I Am…………..