Moe. came to Lake Tahoe on Sunday and sold out Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room.
The moe.rons (a self-titled name of the moe. fans) were there in full force, ready for another special experience. Some people traveled from across the country just to party with the jam band at Crystal Bay. That made for a great people-watching event. The party started outside the showroom, with people wandering around looking for that extra ticket to buy so that they could join the celebration inside.
When moe. arrived onstage, the crowd went wild and the dance party officially began with an enthusiastic crowd. Moe. opened with “Tambourine,” “Deep This Time,” “So Long” and “What Can I Say.”
The talented members of moe. are: Al Schnier (guitar/vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar/vocals), Rob Derhak (bass), Jim Loughlin (percussionist/vibes), and Vinnie Amico (drums).
The members have remained a humble unit with all the creativity they need to hold themselves together, and now celebrating more than 30 years of making signature style music.
“People want a three-hour dance party. It makes people happy and brings them together.” Schnier has said. “It’s a social thing and we just provide the music.”
Brandy Scarna from Reno is a moe.ron. She has traveled to more than 82 shows. “They are my favorite all-time band. Al Schnier is the most talented guitarist, and I really enjoy watching him play.”
The musicians treated the audience to their version of “Interstellar Overdrive,” a Pink Floyd tune, which they played flawlessly. They closed the show with “Brittle End,” “Moth” and a David Bowie tune, “Fame.”
When moe. finished, the only thing everyone would have loved was 10 more minutes of music.
The Red Room after-party was rocking with Coburn Station. The dance party continued, as most people weren’t yet ready to go. The North Tahoe band also had full a house and everyone was dancing to the rhythm and blues that Coburn played. This party continued into the early hours of Monday morning.