Some if you may remember that I said a while back I had a Don McLean concert coming up. Well it was last night and was a celebration of 50 years since the release of American Pie.
He played all his hits plus others from Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and Buddy Holly.
The finale was an extended version of American Pie with audience participation so you can imagine what that was like.
My wife and I were in the third row centre in a fairly small venue, so I could watch his every chord change! The reason we were right at the front was my wife booked the tickets online and inadvertently bought VIP tickets. So we got a badge, a signed poster (it’s a print!) and a T shirt.
Fantastic singer-songwriter plus covering some equally fine artists. What a treat Gordon, must’ve been awesome. Now are you inspired to record some songs … the chair, strap, and T-shirt
Imagine if Buddy Holly had lived, what a loss right at the birth of rock n roll. I’ve just started reading ‘Every night is a Saturday night’, the autobiography of Bobby Keys. He used to hang out with Buddy Holly as a kid as Holly was getting started.
Well I hope you enjoyed the concert, front and centre. Guess all you need to do now is to sign it off and follow those couple of pages of BSB 1 and give us a cool rendition, in your own inimitable style. Keep this to yourself but I look at it now and then and shudder. One day I’ll have to courage to give it a crack, as its nailed to my soul, given my age !! No excuse.
Absolutely Toby. On the face of it it’s a thump out the strumming, belt out the vocal singalong number. That’s true of the chorus but the verses have difficult phrasing. And remembering all those lyrics……….Mind you Justin has a new lesson out about how to remember stuff!
Haha yes. She paid for the tickets more than a year ago then thought no more about it. It wasn’t until recently as the date approached that she looked it up and realised she’d paid a premium price. However, a year down the line the money is long gone and you almost feel the concert is free!