Sunday, June 22, 2014

Back to the Future

Somehow, I wound up with two kids who are fans of 80s rock-and-roll. Possibly a combination of time in the car with their dad and too much Guitar Hero.

Anyway - a few months ago, I bought lawn tickets for Foreigner, Styx, and Don Felder.

Now, Foreigner was one of the first concerts I ever went to - when I was in college at MUW. Now, I was at the W from 79-83, so it would've been sometime during that timeframe. Almost certainly at either Mississippi State or 'Bama, since there weren't any big concerts on campus.

The venue was Jiffy Lube Live - a big amphitheater in Bristol, VA. The trip out there (~45 miles) took a couple of hours, because this IS the DC area and we have the worst traffic EVER.
We did finally arrive, to almost perfect weather for lawn seats.

We were a little late for Don Felder, which was too bad - he was playing a lot of Eagles songs, as well as his solo stuff.

Next up was Styx. I was a fan in college, but had never seen them in concert. It was pretty good, and Don Felder came out for a song or two. They had the best lighting!

The headliner was Foreigner. The Small Man was getting tired by this time.
He'd gotten cold at some point, and a VERY kind woman sitting near us let him borrow her blanket (they'd rented chairs) when I gave him my top layer to wear.

Old guys who've been playing together for 30 years sound really good!


Gina said...

Well done on bringing up your children with a good taste in music. HAven't seen the others but I did catch Styx a few years back when they came this side of the pond. Very good xx

JustCallMeElle said...

Sounds like the lineup for several concerts from my college years too. :-)