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Old 11-18-2016, 07:26 AM   #136
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lumberjim, you said:

Saw The Firm, Robert Plant with that Black Velvet chick opening.

Do you mean you saw Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in the same place? If so--wowzers, sorry I missed that one! I have seen Robert Plant, tho. Scared the (unladylike word here) outta most of my few high school friends. Went back for senior year and everyone's talking about their awesome summers. They ask me what I did, and I told them most of the summer sucked because my mom made me get a job, but Father's Day was awesome. That got some strange looks--most of my friends didn't get along with their parents, especially dads. So they ask what we did, and I tell them the truth.

"I took my dad to a concert."

"Who'd ya go see, Englebert Humperdinck? Slim Whitman maybe?"

"Nah, we went to see Robert Plant."

"You took your father WHERE???"

He was touring Now and Zen. I also saw him on the next tour, for Manic Nirvana. Way up in the nosebleeds at the amphitheater on the Oregon State Fairgrounds, there's this chick next to us with opera glasses getting all excited about an open door to one side of the stage. Sure enough, there's a HUGE dude with a mop of curly blonde hair standing there, and she lets out this unbelievable war whoop: "Hey Bobby baby!!!" at the top of her lungs. He comes whipping around like he was goosed, she freaks out, my best friend freaks out, I just wave.

He waves back, then mule-kicks the door shut. It was a good show .
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:29 AM   #137
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Oh, lumberjim, that "Black Velvet" chick is Alannah Myles. Want me to go get the cassette single? Pretty sure I still have the damn thing. Does anyone collect cassette singles any more?
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:06 AM   #138
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No, I saw the Firm at one show, and Robert Plant a couple of other times
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:43 AM   #139
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We, Lori, SonofV, and I, just got done watching and rocking out to Robert Cray at the triple door. It was very nice, sold out!
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #140
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I've got my eye on a few geezers by way of a quiet little Twitter account. Alice Cooper is touring, but went straight from scheduling California dates to the Midwest. Jeff Beck is touring Europe and at least twice a month I pop him a tweet begging for US dates to follow because I'm still totally in love with his album 'Loud Hailer' from last year. LOUD is right! Robin Trower is touring, but nowhere in my neighborhood. Ditto Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Reverend Horton Heat and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Of that list, Beck is the only one I haven't seen live, and I better take any chance I get because he's 72! I got to meet Trower, dance on stage with Ladysmith, and after a show in a 140-seat high school drama theater, I told the dudes from BBVD that they were one of the best Christmas presents I'd ever gotten. Judging by the look the trumpet player (the one that looks like Harry Dean Anderson from Night Court) gave me, that was a new one.

My next hot entertainment date is with a movie...but I've got my eye on some concert schedules.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:21 AM   #141
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St. Paul and the Broken Bones last night with J.

That dude can sing a little bit.
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