Saturday August 7, 2010 / 8:00pmJoan Armatrading in Concert
Assigned at Box Office (Orchestra Rows 22-Back)
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
How was your experience?
I like Joan's music, and this was the first time I've seen her live. The venue was great. Her set was hit-and-miss. Some fans were emphatic about every song, but it was the quiet ballads that made the show worthwhile. She tried a bit too hard at getting the audience to participate, rating us against other city's audience and it was a real momentum killer. I lost interest at that point, we didn't stay for the encore.