Monday, February 22, 2010

"Soul Sacrifice", LIVE...

Although it was the norm in the 50’s to have your kids at a younger age, and I would have loved to have been old enough to go to the original Woodstock, I guess I should be thankful that my Mom wasn’t pregnant at 11 just so her firstborn could make the concert! I doubt my parents would have let me go anyway…we did live in CO, and Max Yasgur’s farm was quite a distance from there. I just have to be content with watching the movie on PBS every time it comes on, and listening to my CDs. I draw the line at getting naked and bathing in the backyard, however.

As it is, I did finally get to see Carlos Santana perform “Soul Sacrifice” Saturday night, at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, thanks to a pretty wonderful evening out with my husband. If they had played nothing else the entire evening, that song alone was WELL worth my price of admission, and I can get on with my life now without wondering what it would have been like “live”, had my Mom been a little bit on the “loose” side.
The evening started with "Black Magic Woman"; on through the biggest hits (including the most recent ones); an incredible cover they did of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”; and ended with the rousing encore from Woodstock. I had to smile as they came back onstage to the famous “chant” that rose through the masses at the concert in ‘69, with a video montage of them at that event on the screen behind them on this incredible stage – the crowd at the Hard Rock may have “outchanted” the recording! Yes, I felt just like I was there – without my parent’s help!  Thanks for the concert, Lou!  Love, ME

1 comment:

Colleen Mcgraw said...

What a great show!! glad you guys got to go see it ... I am up for it again whenever it comes on H.S.