Wednesday, 9 June 2010

WHAT A NIGHT!!!!

The concert was everything I thought it would be and MORE! The drive down was a disaster...the traffic was unbelievable and it took over an hour to get to the Rogers Centre. D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R! But, we finally found a parking lot with a space or two and were sitting in our most awesome seats by 7:10. Just LOOK at these seats:

The Dixie Chicks came out at 7:30 and started a one hour set with "Wide Open Spaces". They played most of their hits, "Sin Wagon", "Easy Silence", "The Long Way Around", "Ready to Run", "Long Time Gone", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Truth Number 2", "Lubbock or Leave It", "Mississippi" and "Landslide". By far, the two most popular songs of the evening were, "Not Ready to Make Nice" - the crowd went MENTAL for that one and their final song, "Goodbye Earl", when I swear there wasn't ONE person in the crowd that wasn't singing their lungs out along with the Chicks...even Hubster was singing away!! The Chicks even did a cover version of "Hey Soul Sister" by Train that just KILLED.

Just like the last time we saw them, the Dixie Chicks were amazing. Natalie's strong vocals and Martie's unbelievable fiddling are just amazing. Of course, I love Emily too, but last night, Natalie and Martie were the shinging stars.

I must admit that I HATE what Natalie has done with her hair: Not sure what she is trying to say with this hideous haircut, but 'Ev...she was amazing last night.

After the Chicks' hour, there was a short break while the stage crew got ready for the Eagles. It was at this point, when the house lights went up, that I truly realized how many people were with us: Wow.

The Eagles started their awesome set with "Seven Bridges Row". They played almost every hit as well, including "How Long", "Life in the Fast Lane", "Lyin' Eyes", "Witchy Woman", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "In the City", "Walk Away", "Take it Easy", "Hotel California", which was un-freaking-believable, "I Can't Tell You Why", "Boys of Summer", which was my absolute favourite of the night, "One of These Nights", "Take it to the Limit", "Dirty Laundry", "The Long Run" and so many more. Joe Walsh was AMAZING in "Life's Been Good to Me So Far" and the final song of the encore performance, "Desperado" was amazing beyond words.

Sadly, the boys were bored. LOL. I think they enjoyed the Dixie Chicks because they knew a few of their songs, but the only song that really got them going by the Eagles was "Hotel California". They put on brave faces though and tried to look interested, but alas, this music is too "old" for them. The crowd was older...I would estimate the average age to be about 55-60, but there were a couple of kids there and some much older folks as well. The man in front of me was about 70 and he was bopping like a kid to the music. After the Dixie Chicks set, he turned around and said, "Honey, you have the most beautiful singing voice!" Blushing, I replied that I didn't think anyone would be able to hear me over the music, but he said, "Well I did, and I am glad I did...you are a great singer!" Thank you...thank you very much. :o)

At one point, the smell of pot was VERY strong. LOL...I told the boys to hold their breath and then turned to Hubster and said, "BREATHE DEEP!" HA! But the smell only lingered for a few minutes, so there wasn't alot of that going on.

So, it was an AMAZING concert! Hubster and I were transformed back to our childhoods for a spell with some of the Eagles' oldest hits and then the "Boys of Summer" took me back to 1984, 15 years old and loving life. Sigh.....I love how music does that.

We left the Rogers Centre at about 11:00 and were home by 11:45. I was asleep before my head hit the pillow and so were the boys...a great, great night!!

If The Eagles and the Chicks are coming to your Town, FIND a way to get to see them...you will NOT be disappointed!

A Little Taste: Wide Open Spaces:


Hotel California:
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