Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Show Must Go On

Some of you may be wondering what I've been doing lately. Well, one thing I've been up to is going to concerts.

It seems all of these old bands happen to be on tour in my area, people that I've wanted to see but couldn't for whatever reason. So now I'm taking the opportunity while it presents itself...and I'm enjoying myself all the way.

It's almost as though I've been transported back in time. Not exactly to the place where dinosaurs roamed but pretty damned close. There was a local festival going on with live music, etc, and one of the bands in the line-up was Three Dog Night.

Some of you might be saying to yourselves, “three dog who???” To that I say, you know that old hippie song, Jeremiah was a bullfrog…ba-ba-ba…he was a good friend of mine…. and so on. Well, those guys.

One of my sisters went to see them back in 1971 for her first concert experience. She was very excited at the prospect of seeing them again, so she headed up a group of us to go and see the show.

She unearthed the closets and found her leather peace symbol necklace and an album cover to bring along in hopes of getting it autographed.

So, on a sunny afternoon we headed out to the free outdoor concert. Lots of people were there but we managed to weave our way to the front.

Usually when you use the word flashbacks in reference to a Three Dog Night concert, LSD comes to mind. However, mine were caused by the music of my childhood. Of being in the first grade and singing along with the radio or watching my sisters do their groovy dances in the living room.

I actually got chills when they played Shambala and Celebrate. I can barely express how cool it was to have that peace, love, and happiness feeling of being 6-7 years old again without a care in the world.

It was also comforting to know that even though they're older, and some people might think they should hang it up, they still had it in them to not only perform but to do it very well.

If they come around to your area, I suggest you go. We had a great time. Oh, and by the way, my sister did get 2 autographs on her album cover.

Far-out, man!


Blogger mindy said...

i love going to outdoor concerts... in fact, morrissey is playing in austin on the 26th at a huge outdoor theatre and i'm thinking of going..
that's cool that they signed the album!
glad you are back!! who else did you see?

3:50 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Rocky said...

I'm bbaaaaaaaaaaack...

I've got a lot of past posts to catch up on. :-)

The 3-Dog Night concert would have rocked.

The last live music I saw was last weekend, and ELO tribute band called ELno. Classic.

Great to read you again. I'll be back again. Soon (really).

6:00 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger JohnB said...

Good to see you back! Now when you're talking album, you mean vinyl, yes?

7:40 AM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger On My Watch said...

Mindy: You need to go!! I must admit though the only song I know is How Soon is Now - but that alone is worth going, yes?

Rocky: how the hell are you?!?! good to see you, bud. ELno - that's hilarious.

John: yes, absolutely! and thanks btw. I'll be around to visit you and catch up on lost posts as well.

1:20 PM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger mindy said...

yes.. that is one of my favorites!

8:06 PM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Love 3-Dog Night. "Black and White" is such an amazing song about equality. Did they peel that one out?

4:08 AM, May 18, 2007  
Blogger On My Watch said...

No, Ray, they didn't get to that one. Black & White and The Show Must Go On were my 2 favs when I was little....but they didn't play either of them. They played everything else though and even a couple new songs, which sounded very good.

But since it was free - I ain't complainin'. :)

4:29 AM, May 18, 2007  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Glad you're back. I missed you!!!

2:14 PM, May 18, 2007  
Anonymous Milred said...

Oh My Gawd! Seeing 3 Dog Night was just what I needed. It brought back the fun for me. My Aunt brought me to see them back in the '70's. It was really nice to experience this with my 21yr. old daughter. I did get two autographs!! It was nice going back in time and feeling like a teen again. On to the New Cars concert!!

7:56 PM, July 02, 2007  

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