I'm sorry I missed seeing Johnny in Chicago. But here's my .02 worth, and it's not pretty. I saw Johnny at the H.O.B. in Chicago several years ago, and it was pathetic. Here, in front of my eyes was one of my all-time favorite 'Guitar Gods',looking and sounding like a washed-up, has-been; practically being led onto the stage by a leash, having his guitar placed on his lap ! His voice was feeble. Worse yet, his guitar playing was 2nd rate at best. He was missing notes like crazy; couldn't even keep up with the tempo, for Christ's sake!! I was close to tears! It was absolutely pitiful. I vowed never to see him "Live" again. It would be too painful. Reminded me of when I saw B.B. King several months later, at the Holiday Star Plaza, in Merriville In. Just a shell of a man,(albeit a large one!) Perhaps seeing my childhood guitar heroes aging none-too-gracefully and playing past their prime reminded me of my own mortality; facing the fact that I'm getting old, too! If what you guys say is true, I might try to see him one more time. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to see one more raucous performance by a re-vitalized Johnny Winter. God Bless Him !!