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Review / photos: Jack Johnson at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa




Some 17,500 soggy fans turned out Wednesday for Jack Johnson's first concert in Tampa, at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphiteatre. And despite the drizzle -- and Johnson's lack of stage banter -- things were as mellow as you might expect, writes reviewer Sean Daly:

Backed by a groovin' three-piece band (they'll clean your gutters for $50), the 35-year-old Hawaiian opened his predictably lush, laid-back two-hour show with the song Banana Pancakes, which is about forgoing the outside world, lovin' it up inside and, well, enjoying a warm, delicious breakfast.

It may sound silly, frivolous, but therein lies the JJ magic: He is not about rocking you out, but rocking you into a smiling stupor. You can wave him off as boring, but you're not paying attention.

Click here for Sean's full review. And get more of Daniel Wallace's Jack Johnson photos after the jump.





[Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:02pm]


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