Los Lobos Rocks The Ordway


Los Lobos was at the Ordway Friday night as part of their 45th Anniversary Tour. The Ordway appeared to be full – I didn’t see any empty seats.  But the seats weren’t in use a great deal as the crowd was frequently standing, dancing, clapping and singing during the entire concert.  If you haven’t seen a show at the Ordway, you really need to go.  There isn’t a bad seat, the sight lines are fantastic and all seats seem very close to the stage.  The acoustics are  great and the shows are always a treat.  Friday night was no exception.  Los Lobos may be older, but they have not slowed down and they can still rock like they did 40+ years ago.

The band played 2 sets, the first a 50+ minute set of folksy, acoustic songs followed by a 20 minute intermission, then a second set which incorporated electric guitars and really had the crowd rocking.  One or more of the band members changed instruments between most songs and at one point there seemed to be some confusion on which instruments to play.  One of the band noted they were still learning to play together and with 5 more years of touring they may be more prepared.  They certainly didn’t sound like they needed any further practice.

Near the end of the show several members of the audience jumped on stage and ushers quickly interceded before the entire audience was on stage.  The few members of the audience that got on stage were allowed to dance with the band for a few minutes before they were escorted off stage.  The band finished the show and the audience cheered for an encore, which featured the highlight of the concert, a live rendition of their #1 chart-topping record, “La Bamba,” which had the entire audience clapping, dancing, and singing along.  During “La Bamba”, they segued into The Rascal’s “Good Lovin’” —  with the audience singing along — before they switch back into “La Bamba’ for a conclusion.

Los Lobos finished by telling the crowd “Thank you…adios…and God bless you!”.  


Canto a Veracruz
El Cascabel
La Pistola y El Corazon
Los Ojos de Pancha
Mexico Americano
El Cuchipe
Saint Behind the Glass


Will The Wolf Survive?
Don’t Worry Baby
Hearts of Stone
Not Fade Away / Bertha
A Matter of Time
Wicked Rain
Más y más
Angel Dance

La Bamba/Good Lovin’/La Bamba