"Oh, what a night."
Lanier Island Ampitheatre and a sold out crowd that included many Cobb Countians was the scene to celebrate along with Banks and Shane.
The Duo and once they were a "threeo," (according to Banks) played for three-plus hours to a wild and slightly older, dancing, revelling crowd. It was just good clean fun and even included country, spiritual, long and short songs. The duo has played for the last 40 years.
From steakhouses to the Strand and thousands of places in between that included cruise ships as well as exotic islands, this team has done it all.
Music from the 60s and 70s and 80s, along with some more recent tunes filled the extra long playsheet taped to the floor between the two front speakers.
Couples from across the USA (seriously) came to sit, listen ,enjoy and join in a 600-person Conga line. One couple who were celebrating their 40th anniversay came and enjoyed the show.
Neal Boortz was in attendance having flown back from out west to be at the celebration and he sang right along with them from the stage. He was great too.
Cobb County's own Larry Burke and wife Barbara were there. Banks and Shane played at their wedding almost 18 years ago.
Without question, it was a night to remember.
Thank you Banks and thank you Shane and all the other artists that joined them on stage for 200 wonderful minutes of good clean fun and music.