NFR Eagles - Key Arena

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#17
Jim,
They weren't on 45's or 78's either, but we both remember those don't we? :)
Yes I can. Some of the best music out there is the big band sound. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Bert Kempert. Even some of the classics are better listening than this new shit they call music. Ugh, Rap, Heavy metal. Most of the new singers don't sing they scream.

Now here I go remembering the past.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#18
I've had it with major venue concerts like Key Arena. It's been a few years, but we did the "get online 10 minutes before tickets go on sale, and keep hitting "refresh" until I finally got in 9 minutes after it opens, then selected the "best seats available" option, and for around $300 got seats in the 2nd tier and 90 degrees to the stage, or else 100 yards away at an oblique angle." These were for a Stones concert and Eric Clapton.

We went to the lessor venue at St. Michelle Winery yesterday/last night, had a picnic with lots and lots of wine on the lawn. Tickets were $59. Performers weren't superstars, but it was an enjoyable evening with Nikki Bluhm, Rodrigo y Gabrialle, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. I do like the superstar bands, but the concerts just aren't that fun when I pay ginormous prices for lousy seats. I'm finding that just listening to decent live music at smaller venues is an overall more enjoyable experience, and a small fraction of the cost.

Sg
 

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#20
I've had it with major venue concerts like Key Arena. It's been a few years, but we did the "get online 10 minutes before tickets go on sale, and keep hitting "refresh" until I finally got in 9 minutes after it opens, then selected the "best seats available" option, and for around $300 got seats in the 2nd tier and 90 degrees to the stage, or else 100 yards away at an oblique angle." These were for a Stones concert and Eric Clapton.

We went to the lessor venue at St. Michelle Winery yesterday/last night, had a picnic with lots and lots of wine on the lawn. Tickets were $59. Performers weren't superstars, but it was an enjoyable evening with Nikki Bluhm, Rodrigo y Gabrialle, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. I do like the superstar bands, but the concerts just aren't that fun when I pay ginormous prices for lousy seats. I'm finding that just listening to decent live music at smaller venues is an overall more enjoyable experience, and a small fraction of the cost.

Sg
Best concert I ever went to was at St. Michelle Winery with my wife and kids when they were still in high school.
Crosby, Stills and Nash - We had a blast
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#21
My dad had them on 8 track:) good memories with the Eagles! Plus....off topic saw four eagles flying above me yesterday fishing!
8 track's... that brings back some memories. I remember when the cassette hit the market and replaced the passe 8-track and we were all busy in our driveways installing AM/FM cassette stereo's. The music of the 60, 70's and early 80's is legendary.
 
#22
I had a friend who's bedroom was in the basement of his parents house. One night, we got into an old closet that he never opened because his bed used to be infront of it... It held a mint Pioneer 8 track player, two sweet speakers, and three orange boxes full of 8 tracks!!! We thought we had just won the lotto!
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#23
I don't remember the last concert i went to, and like Jim, I'll get the CD if I really want to hear their music-which I don't; it's like listening to somebody strangling a cat.

I know, I know: you guys will all jump on me and ask if I enjoy Lawrence Welk or something like that, but no, thank God, and I usually don't enjoy polka music unless I've had more than a few beers. Nope, a good Francesco Geminiani, maybe a Mozart or Bach, all the way up to a Loreena McKennitt CD. The current crop of crap, though, is just that.
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
#27
I use to attend lots of concerts but the cost
of tickets, pre function, post function, and
gas to and from makes it a mid three figure
outing. I still have the ticket stub from December
1971 for The Who at the Coliseum..... $6.50.

Dave
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#28
I thought CD's were over. All of my much younger co workers have some kind of service on their phone and bluetooth in their cars.
Huh? My phone doesn't work if I take it outside the house, and I'm already blue in the tooth-make that long in the tooth-so I don't need whatever "bluetooth" is. On the plus side though, my ass doesn't randomly dial somebody when I sit down!
 

Brian Miller

Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout
#29
...Some of the best music out there is the big band sound. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Bert Kempert. Even some of the classics are better listening than this new shit they call music. Ugh, Rap, Heavy metal. Most of the new singers don't sing they scream. Now here I go remembering the past.
My parents who liked listening to and playing classical, swing, and what I'd call the "easy listening" pop music of their day were very understanding and supportive when I was playing T40 as a kid in the 60s so knowing where I came from I wouldn't be quite that critical about music I don't enjoy listening to. But playing BG, GM, Basie, Ellington... on guitar in 18 piece big bands, and guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, harmonica... (anything I can do that a director needs) in theatrical pit orchestras over the last 20 years or so has been the most fun I've had in my 52 years of playing.

...Nope, a good Francesco Geminiani, maybe a Mozart or Bach, all the way up to a Loreena McKennitt CD. The current crop of crap, though, is just that.
Again I am not sure I'd say the same exact thing about the "current crop" but King FM and KVTI (NPR) for Classical and Thistle and Shamrock get the most time on my home receivers. They split time with Olympia's KBRD eclectic nostalgia streaming in the car. I'm not comfortable in big crowds either, unless I'm on stage :) .
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#30
I have a classical CD buried someplace in my CD case. Every once in a while I'll play that CD and crank the volume up. I like to swing and sway to the music.
 

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