August 07, 2008

Billy Bob Thornton at Vintage Vinyl, 8/7/08

Billy Bob Thornton and his band, The Boxmasters, played two songs, drank a few PBR's and hung out with fans on Thursday night during an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl, all after drinking beer at the St. Louis Cardinals game earlier in the day.
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The Boxmasters performing "That Mountain." Thornton sings vocals for the group and appeared very comfortable with the crowd, wearing Local 359 Pipefitters (Charleston, South Carolina) shirt, white flared jeans and cowboy boots.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Boxmasters performing "That Mountain." Thornton sings vocals for the group and appeared very comfortable with the crowd, wearing Local 359 Pipefitters (Charleston, South Carolina) shirt, white flared jeans and cowboy boots.
Fans filed in past the modern rock section to hear the sounds of the Boxmasters, a band that harkens to the sound of the 1960s.
By Nick Lucchesi
Fans filed in past the modern rock section to hear the sounds of the Boxmasters, a band that harkens to the sound of the 1960s.
Billy Bob Thornton at Vintage Vinyl, 8/7/08
By Nick Lucchesi
During the performance, at least one fan yelled out the name of Halle Berry and held a PBR high in the air. Here, he holds up a lighter. The two stars appeared in a steamy sex scene in Monster's Ball together.
By Nick Maxey
During the performance, at least one fan yelled out the name of Halle Berry and held a PBR high in the air. Here, he holds up a lighter. The two stars appeared in a steamy sex scene in Monster's Ball together.
By 5 p.m., about 60 fans and filed in to Vintage Vinyl.
By Nick Lucchesi
By 5 p.m., about 60 fans and filed in to Vintage Vinyl.
A Billy Bob fan. With this shirt for  for the Billy Bob Thornton-Sean William Scott comedy, Mr. Woodcock.
By Nick Lucchesi
A Billy Bob fan. With this shirt for for the Billy Bob Thornton-Sean William Scott comedy, Mr. Woodcock.
"We just spent all day at the ballgame so we might be a little loose on stage!" No worries, Billy.
By Nick Lucchesi
"We just spent all day at the ballgame so we might be a little loose on stage!" No worries, Billy.
The Boxmasters performing "Build Your Own Prison." After the song, Thornton commented, "that's how you know you're in St. Louis, a beautiful girl just handed me a PBR." He sang the rest of the set with an aluminum Bud Light bottle in one hand and a PBR can in the other.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Boxmasters performing "Build Your Own Prison." After the song, Thornton commented, "that's how you know you're in St. Louis, a beautiful girl just handed me a PBR." He sang the rest of the set with an aluminum Bud Light bottle in one hand and a PBR can in the other.
For $33 and change, customers could buy the Boxmasters self-titled LP. Fans who wanted an autograph after the band's two-song set had to purchase the CD or LP. Read an interview with Thornton here.
By Nick Lucchesi
For $33 and change, customers could buy the Boxmasters self-titled LP. Fans who wanted an autograph after the band's two-song set had to purchase the CD or LP. Read an interview with Thornton here.
Some people presented bizarre bits of memorabilia, including this fanciful St. Louis Cardinals hat. Thornton is an avid Cardinals fan and threw out of the first pitch at the day game on Thursday. "The Game," a song on the Boxmasters' record mentions the team.
By Nick Lucchesi
Some people presented bizarre bits of memorabilia, including this fanciful St. Louis Cardinals hat. Thornton is an avid Cardinals fan and threw out of the first pitch at the day game on Thursday. "The Game," a song on the Boxmasters' record mentions the team.