I couldn’t have picked a better venue to see my favorite artist of all time, Allan Rayman, than The Globe Hall. The quirky music venue/BBQ restaurant had all the backwoods subtleties of something you might find in a music video from Rayman’s first album Hotel Allan. The opener consisted of a three piece mariachi band that was confusing, yet delightfully enjoyable for a San Antonio native. My excitement began to build as the venue begin to crowd and Allan came on stage. His bad boy James Dean mystic mixed with his incomparable raspy vocals lived up to all of my expectations. Even in the way he flailed his body around on stage was almost as if the music was completely taking over just exploding at the seems to come out of him. All my dreams came true when after the performance Allan Rayman stuck around and I was able to express my gratitude for a true artist who got me REALLY listening to music. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @Letgomymego ).