I went to the Nile Theater earlier to photograph "Phuture" but, when I got there around 11:30pm there were only about 30 people standing in the middle of a big, dark room... and then, it slowed down.
So, I decided to just go home. On the way home, I remembered Pete Salaz told me that Eddie Amador was gonna play at Pompeii on Friday so, I thought I'll stop by there to catch Eddie before he takes off on his tour. But, by the time I got there, he had already finished his set.
Although I was disappointed, I decided to stick around for a while and check out Pete's set. There was a congo player, Antonio Sacca, who was playing along with Pete and he was incredible. He played in great harmony along with Pete's set and both of them truly complemented each other's performance.
The vibe was great and the music was solid and full of soul and the whole place was alive with dancers. I had a great time and ended up staying until the end of the show. I think Pompeii is definitely moving in the right direction. I think sooner or later they might have to expand their dance floor or, open a new, bigger place.