Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Great Concert

We went out to Ak-Chin Pavilion this Saturday evening to see the first concert we've been to in years. It started out with Sam Hunt. He got the crowd rocking and the girls loved him. His set was pretty short, but very good.
Next was Hunter Hayes. This little guy can play the hell out of his guitar and really showed it. He did a couple of long songs with great guitar riffs.
And last was Lady Antebellum. These folks got me through  my mornings going in to work when I was on Chemo. I have a soft spot in my heart for this group and their great harmony. They played some songs off the 747 Album and some new and old tunes as well. Here's a short clip from one of the oldies but goodies and a few shots of their set.

 Here's a shot of the crowd. One of the security guys told me he believed they were well over capacity for this show.

I took this shot of their last song as we were heading out.

It was a great night and I enjoyed the music. We had a little spat with folks getting out of the parking lot. Not everyone gets the "you go then I go thing" it seems. Other than that it was fun.

We went by the Ve Quiva Casino on the way home. They had an R&B band in the lounge when we got there so we danced a long song and then gambled till around 1:30 in the morning. 

It is really nice to have enough energy to go out and have some fun.

I hope your weekend is as good as ours has been so far.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans. That's all of them. The immigrants, the newly wed gay couples, the old school Hetros, the tall and short, white and black, brown, red, and even orange.( We don't want to leave out John Boehner) The Rednecks and Yankees, the farmers and businessmen, the hunters and the tree huggers, the soldier and the peace corps volunteer. The city dweller and the suburbanite, the Uber driver and the Taxi Driver, the cat people and the dog people, the folks that like the toilet paper to roll off the bottom, the folks that must have it roll off the top and those that don't give a damn.

Our big, beautiful country is so diverse and so different, yet alike in one thing for sure. We all value our freedom and independence. True, some much more than others. There are passionate Tea Partiers and liberal big government wonks as well.

I hope that on this day when you are gulping down beer, tea, soft drinks or whatever while devouring burgers, hot dogs and all the delicious accessories, that you'll take just a minute to appreciate how lucky we are. No doubt this country has a shitload of problems , but we've got a lot of great people working on them. 

So watch the fireworks, eat and drink till you've had your fill and remember how special we are to have this day and this country.