Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ALWAYS ON THE RUN...

I spent the night with Guitar Gods this past Sunday!  Or listening to and watching Guitar Gods, at least.  We rounded up the old posse of girlfriends and headed to the MGM Grand for what was set as THE "bar" by which to gauge all concerts this year...it will be hard to top what we saw!  DJ Lil John onstage before the opening act of Raphael Saadiq, both started off the evening on a fabulous note...
Which built to the crescendo which was THIS...Mr. Lenny Kravitz, Guitar God - incredible in and of his own right...
And as if that wasn't enough, THIS was thrown into the mix for "Always on the Run"...SLASH, GUITAR GOD!...
Which segued into THIS!  Boxing legend, Muhammad Ali in the house, and on the stage, having spent a 70th birthday celebration at the MGM the evening before...
Joined by music legend Quincy Jones, in a chair at his side, while Ali was serenaded by the concert arena on "Happy Birthday to You", and more from Lenny...
To yet, a third guitar master, in the form of Joe Perry!  Like I said, it will be the standard by which I measure all concerts, yet to come, this year.  I haven't left an event, in years, where my ears were ringing and it sounded like I was underwater, listening to my friends jabbering excitedly about what we had seen. 
And thanks to the wonder of YouTube and a "videography legend", nameless behind that I-Phone, you too can enjoy Lenny and Slash, as we did...you may have to close your eyes for the first few seconds, so as to miss the flashing strobes.  I just realized my ears are still ringing - holy crap, what a great evening!

6 comments:

vicki said...

Absolutely amazing!!! I can not even imagine this great concert. You are so fortunate to live so close to great opportunities for entertainment--- we love Vegas!!

Vicki

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Amen sister...truly and night that ROCKED!
I miss our Posse.

Carole said...

Hey rock chic happy to hear you rocked out. When George would dress up for Halloween with his top hat and big hair wig everyone thought he was Slash. He was not laughing:)

hugs
Carole

oldgreymare said...

Hello? hello can you hear me yet? hello?
you rocker chicks are hilarious..no one would ever suspect seeing your mild mannered self strolling through Smiths...

xx
z

thanks again for Saturday. You rock in many ways. <3

Jackie said...

Oh I was in awe of Lenny, I had no idea what a god he was!
So glad we got to see him, I always loved his music and now it is even more special!

The Primitive Bucket said...

You get to do the best stuff... I really need a girls weekend...Humm. wonder if Joe would let me out the the house for that!!??? I'll work on it.. I love and miss you so much!!