I had the pleasure to catch Shaggy Saturday night. Shaggy's music, a reggae/pop/funk/R&B amalgam, made for a very spirited show in which he appeared as the opening act for the Back Street Boys. (Yeah, I actually went to a BSBs concert!) Anyhoo, to get to the point. Shaggy's bassist started off with a six string bass. Wonderful tone. Halfway through the nearly one hour act, he switched to a black Steinberger XT series headless four string bass. He had it fixed on a special strap and was able to make the entire bass spin complete revolutions in a ZZ Top style! Then sometimes he'd have it doing pendulum swing left and right, fretting notes with the bass pointed left, then right, but mostly left. That was so much fun to watch. Plus he had an excellent feel for both funk and reggae. Shaggy introduced his band, but the eight year old girls who packed the arena to see the BSBs, were screaming so loud I couldn't hear the bass player's name. Those girls seemed to enjoy Shaggy tremendously, I guess thanks to his big MTV hits this year. Or maybe they were just gearing themselves up for the scream fest they put on when the BSBs started their two straight hours of song and dance.