Sunday, February 10, 2013

BEE GEES and GREGG ALLMAN - I Get By With a Little Help From My Friend, Part Deux...

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!

9 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

This is fantastic! You and your pal are adorable! The shows both sound like they were awesome...I am a huge Allman fan and was raised with the Bee Gees blaring from my sister's cassette player!! I'm so glad you got away...music always recharges the soul! The hubby and I have a "date" (can't remember the last time we got out!) to see the Black Crowes in Chicago...and we can't wait!!! Enjoy the rest of your girl time! Live it up!!!

Silva said...

Tanya, You look fantastic!!! YOu sure do get to have all the fun!!!
;0
Susan

Jackie said...

Oh what a great time we had, the food, the company, the music, it was wonderful! Thanks Chica!!

Maggie said...

that was a fun read (and listen)--I'm of your same era, and loved me some Allman Bros. Sounds like you had a blast, at both events!

Hindustanka said...

hi, Tanya!
What a fabulous and cheerful trip you had! I'm glad that you grabbed an opportunity to attend Bee Gees' concert!!! Great! you look so happy in that pic :)and beautiful!
Have a happy day!
Anna

Elisabeth said...

Hey Tanya! Great photo - you look like you're having so much fun! The show sounds great. Keep having fun and I'm looking forward to the next instalment :) Elisabeth x

Kym Bozarth said...

Glad to see you had a good time with your friend!
Have a terrific week!

Createology said...

Such fun to enjoy with your gal pal. The two of you are beautiful. I am so happy to see a photo of you and your uber happy smile. Rock On Miss Disco Queen...

Ronna said...

I love the Bee Gees......looks like you gals had a fun girls night out.