In a homecoming of sorts, Boston’s own J. Geils Band (minus J. Geils himself) played for two straight nights at the House of Blues on Lansdowne St. over the weekend. The absence of the band’s namesake – and the lawsuits that are coming along with it – didn’t stop Peter Wolf & Co. from delivering an epic set, based on fan reactions on Twitter.
The guys rocked the house with a full band, complete with horn sections and backup singers, as this Instagram shot shows:
And here’s a wide view of the stage showing us another angle of the “full-ness” of the band:
J.Geils House of Blues Boston. House party!! http://t.co/7BXFtzhe—
Jim Siener (@jimsiener) September 08, 2012
This view from what looks like the VIP section at the House of Blues shows fans bunching up close to the stage to get as close to Peter Wolf as possible:
Peter Wolf and J.Geils band rocking Boston tonight! http://t.co/s7escQit—
Michael Schlow (@MichaelSchlow) September 08, 2012
This guy is apparently a big fan of bassist Danny Klein!
J. Geils Band (w/o Geils) but w my main man, bass guitar Danny Klein. http://t.co/UTWYwCJI—
Terry Lyons (@terrylyons) September 09, 2012
The band apparently added to the fun of their “house party” live shows with balloons dropping onto the stage and the crowd, as you can see in this shot:
J Geils Band at House of Blues http://t.co/lAUtV0Zh—
Deb Frank (@MtgMistress) September 09, 2012
This tweet confirms to us that the band played a marathon set – over two and a half hours – even through the second night!
Two and a half hours and still Going strong! J Geils is amazing!—
PJ Sittig (@EternalInternPJ) September 09, 2012
Were you at either of the J. Geils Band shows at the House of Blues? Did you miss the 27th anniversary concert for the Saturday night show? Let us know how it was in the comments!