June. July. August. 2016.
1. The Lumineers. Kansas City Live. Kansas City Missouri. Friday, June 10, 2016.
Had not been a fan of the Lumineers for long, but when I heard they were playing in the Kansas City Power and Light District so close to the convention center, I know I had to try and get in. The venue was very strange. The audience stood in the middle of a ring of restaurants with the stage places up at one end.
I waited out front and finally I found a woman who sold me her $60 ticket for 20 bucks. The only song I really knew was “Hey Ho” which turned out to really be called “Ho Hey.” Who knew.
The craziest thing about the concert was that the audience was almost totally 25 year old white folks. I made some new friends though
2. Paul Simon. Kansas City, Missouri. Starlight Theatre. Saturday, June 11, 2016.
3. Dead and Company. Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Wheatland, California. Friday, June 29, 2016
4. Radiohead. Outside Lands. Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, California. Saturday, August 5, 2016.This one was crazy. I waited sooooo long to buy these tickets. I had the money from my workshop stash and I just figured that it was the right thing to do.
5. Alabama Shakes. UC Berkeley Greek Theatre.Berkeley, California. Friday, August 12, 2016.
7. Dave Matthews Band. UC Berkeley Greek Theatre. Berkeley, California. Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
8. Tower of Power. Doobie Brothers. Steve Miller Band. Santana. Journey. On the Green. ATT Park.San Francisco, California. Sunday, September 4, 2016.
9. Joey Alexander Trio. Mondavi Center. Davis, California. Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
10. Bridge School Benefit – Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Metallica, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant, Nils Lofgrin. Shoreline Amphitheatre. Mountain View, California. Sunday, October 23, 2016
11. Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull the Rock Opera – Harris Center. Folsom, California. Monday, October 24, 2016. Holy cow. I saved the worst for last. This was without a doubt the worst “old rocker” concert I have ever been to. Sad really. The best singers in this “rock opera” we on a video that accompanied the live music. Ian anderson was not one of them. Larry and I had Tull so much in our youth. Wish that Iam