Let’s remember B.B. King as the legend he is, but let’s not pay him to perform past his prime.
On Friday evening, our family had tickets to see the blues legend B.B. King at Mystic Lake. This was a major disappointment — B.B. could only converse with the audience (he sang three songs partly and did complete a “You Are My Sunshine”) with audience participation. I realize this man is 88 years old, and that in itself is an accomplishment. His days of performing before a paying audience should be over; let’s remember him for his gift as a blues legend.
Who is to blame here — Mystic Lake or the promoter — for this ripoff of the public? People left the event in large numbers, with B.B. saying he wasn’t done yet.
Yes, he is.
MARY ROBINSON, Mankato, Minn.
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