Ringo Rocked Bingo
Last night the Floyd L Maine's Veterans Memorial Arena was filled near capacity as a former Beatle made his appearance. Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band delighted the Binghamton crowd for just over two hours.
If you have never seen Ringo, 78 years young, and his All Starr Band, here's what you're missing. Not only do they play a lot of Ringo's solo music, but they also play Beatles songs the featured Ringo on vocals and music from the bands that each member of the all-star band was in. This leg of the tour featured Colin Hay from Men At Work, Steve Lukather from the band Toto, Gregg Rolie who was in Santana as well as Journey, and Graham Gouldman of 10cc. The five of them were joined on stage by Gregg Bissonette on drums and Warren Ham who played keyboards, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and bongos.
In between songs, Ringo let his personality shine by telling jokes and preaching love and peace. During the second song (It Don't Come Easy) a couple just walked right in front of the stage looking for their seats. Ringo, while he was singing, looked at his watch and then put his hands up like why are you late. That had me cracking up laughing.
The band was great and the sound was amazing. The crowd sang along to just about every song and the two hours felt more like 45 minutes. If you've never seen Ringo and his All Starr Band, I highly suggest you go see them if and when they ever come through our area again.
Check out the full setlist here and pictures below.
Ringo Starr in Binghamton