Having a bit of a rough week, a Girl's Night Out in Vegas, with my friend Jackie, was just the ticket. A call with an announcement that the last two tickets to a performance of THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW had been procured, and we were out the door, sans husbands (not that mine would have ever entertained the thought of sitting through "disco"...again - "in the same lifetime". And THAT is why the "kill joys" are left at home!). Me, on the other hand - she didn't have to ask me twice!
Dinner beforehand was fabulous. So much so, that we even let the persistent little gal with the camera and darling foreign accent take our picture, where I normally opt out due to witness protection and such. It was such a great "friends" moment that she even made the sale - we felt like tourists in our own town, and sometimes it's best to just go with the flow. So glad I wore my slimming black, though it does nothing for wrinkles.
And a lot of times in Vegas, it SO pays to see the smaller shows in the more personable showrooms. We had wanted to see this for the past two years, and it didn't disappoint. The most fun I've had in a month (OK, except for a gigantic win with the same best friend at Bingo, a few weeks back). She's always along for the fun stuff! She actually told me that her husband would have sat through the show, as he was a Disco King, back in the day. I told her I had actually seen the REAL Bee Gees, back in the day. I still have the only concert program I've ever bought in my life, and it must have been because of the white pants...
1979 - 21 years old (you do the math), with another friend in tow, that evening - the "Spirits Having Flown" Tour.
July 2nd, 1979, to be exact - McNichols Arena in Denver, CO, which is no longer there - and neither, very sadly, are two of the three brothers, but the music lives on.
Last night brought back some wonderful memories, thanks to a vigilant friend on the ticket watch. One of my favorites, with beautiful harmonies - "New York Mining Disaster 1941".
And, since my spirits are on a musical high this morning, we took in another favorite last month, that I neglected to write about at the time. We treated ourselves and laid out the cash for tickets (same friend AND her sister - we had a whole Vegas WEEKEND - post to follow on Tuesday) to another favorite - GREGG ALLMAN, at the Pearl in the Palms. Great concert venue - in fact, it's proving to be one of my favorites here. FABULOUS concert - another uplifting evening with friends - the PERFECT ticket!
Here's hoping your spirits are happy today, and you find your perfect ticket for a perfect week - see you Tuesday! Thanks, friend!