On this date in history, 8/20/2000, I saw Santana for the third and final time. This was the first time I had trouble enjoying myself at one of his shows. He had recently released his gigantically successful Supernatural album and the song “Smooth” was inescapable that summer. Santana had ceased being “our” Carlos and had become the public’s Carlos, if that makes any sense.
Deer Creek was packed assholes to elbows and so many people were there who had absolutely no concept of concert etiquette…just rude, clueless ass clowns! Rant over…Santana played a great show as always and Everlast opened. Everything was fine except the crowd. They ruined it for me and I haven’t been back to see him since then.
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic