Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Last Saturday night I went out with a few friends.
It had been about 10 years since I last went to a concert, so I decided it was time to get out of the house to see The Eagles. They did not disappoint.
They are outstanding musicians, who were very popular when I was in high school. The music I enjoyed during those years is still the music I love––at least in most cases.
The others were Joe Walsh (so funny in his interactions with the audience), Timothy Schmit, and Vince Gill, who has joined The Eagles since Glenn Frey died in 2016. Frey's son, Deacon, also played and sang lead on several numbers. He was great, and he's a nice, young hottie.
They finished with my favorite––Best Of My Love––and moved into my All Time Top Five Favorite Concerts. No one will ever take the place of #1, which was a guy named Paul who played at RFK Stadium on July 4th, 1989.
Other than a break of about 20 minutes, The Eagles played for three hours. Every minute was wonderful.
I've been exhausted all week. I'm glad I can relax this weekend, but if I could see The Eagles again, I'd do it in heartbeat. I'd probably have to take out a loan, though. Even the cheap sets were very expensive. It's going to take a while for my finances to recover. Rebekah, a great lover of concerts, went with me and said it was the most she had ever paid for a concert ticket.
They were worth it.
Infinities of love,
Paul? 1989? McCartney? Simon? You know I am older than you so I am not as familiar with your era--lol! I do like the Eagles, though. ;)ReplyDelete
McCartney--I have also seen Paul Simon. He was boring, and very short. Nothing will ever beat Paul McCartney for me.Delete
I am so glad you went, and even gladder that you had a marvellous time.ReplyDelete
Thank you, EC. They were so good.Delete
I'm a wee bit jealous, but glad you had a nice time, good tunes, hotties, and a chance hookup with Don Henley!ReplyDelete
Don is 75, but looked good.Delete
You Eagles groupie, you! Glad you enjoyed the concert! I didn't know that Vince Gill was playing with the Eagles now.ReplyDelete
I didn't know about Vince until I saw tickets were available and wanted to know who is an Eagle these days.Delete
I didn't realize Glenn Frey had died. I'm sad.ReplyDelete
But how awesome that you got to see them. They have wonderful music.
Jan 18, 2016--age 67--from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumoniaDelete
They still sound amazing. Concert prices (and theatre prices) are absurd. Thanks for the Spanish subtitles!ReplyDelete
They also had a choir, an orchestra, and a great sound system. Ticket prices are ridiculous. When we saw McCartney in 1989, tickets were $25 each.Delete
Not having been a fan of large gatherings before COVID, and getting used to distancing during COVID, I suspect that my concert-going days are done.ReplyDelete
I understand. I don't like crowds and I'm still concerned about COVID, yet I went out because they're The Eagles.Delete
Sounds like you had a fantastic concert experience, Janie. 👌 There's nothing like that feeling of euphoria! 🤩ReplyDelete
Ticket prices were already insane before the pandemic, but now they're beyond ridiculous! We used to be avid concert-goers, but had to severely cut back. 😔
I hope you have a lovely, restful weekend! 🥂
Thanks, Debbie! I'm taking it easy on a Saturday afternoon. I want to work in the yard, but it's going to be 90 today. Maybe I'll get some work done during the evening. The last concert I went to was Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds about 10 years ago. I hope it isn't another 10 years before I go to the next concert. Gordon Lightfoot will be here and I would love to see him.Delete
Gordon Lightfoot would have been great in his prime, or even a few years ago. He is quite frail now (after a serious illness), and his voice hasn't stood the test of time.Delete
Thanks for the warning. I think I'm better off remembering him as he was.Delete
I LOVE the Eagles (well, not physically...you know what I mean). Glad you had a great time.ReplyDelete
My personal favorites, though? The Moody Blues, the Who, and Pink Floyd (for that, the former Mrs. Penwasser swore I took major drugs in high school).
And did you?Delete
Sounds like a fun concert! I remember tons of Eagles songs because, like you, I grew up with them and they were SO popular. I was never a huge fan personally, though.ReplyDelete
I was also going to guess Paul Simon for your "Paul" concert, until I read the comments above. For the record, I saw one of Paul Simon's "Rhythm of the Saints" shows in 1991 or so and I thought he was fantastic.
I liked The Eagles when I was in high school, but they were a little too country for me. My appreciation for them has developed over the years.Delete
I'm so glad you went out and had a good time!ReplyDelete
I'm glad I did, too!Delete
A great concert to go to. I'm glad you had fun. I've never been to a concert. Not sure if I ever will. Maybe one day.ReplyDelete
A concert might be something you want to experience at least once if it's music you love.Delete
So glad you got to go! We did the concert scene for many years when Hubs and I first got together. My favorite was Billy Joel, totally worth the cost. Garth Brooks was amazing, tenth row, $63. Love it when the artist controls the costs. We typically see shows at the casino now, as I hate waiting in lines to get out of the parking garage and get to the highway. At the casino people have a ton of other things to do before heading out.ReplyDelete
I would like to see Billy Joel. He's touring, but he's not coming here. Traffic was not too bad at the arena. Rebekah and I got out of there pretty easily, but we got home very late because they played such a long time--I'm not complaining!Delete
Oh, Janie, that's fabulous! What a great concert to see. The Eagles were very popular when I was in high school. I still enjoy their music.ReplyDelete
I suspect we are about the same age, Martha, but you look younger than I do.Delete
I'm glad you had a great time! Some tickets are really worth the spent money, for the amazing experience.ReplyDelete
I don't regret spending the money. It was an unforgettable concert.Delete