Monday, April 26, 2010

Eagles at Honda Center Update

I've been totally busy at work and haven't been able to blog much today. Last night's Eagles gig was simply unbelievable. I was expecting a great show but the band's performance exceeded my expectations by far. I'll have more running comments on the show later, although I found this mini-review from a younger concert-goer that's worth sharing:
... on Sunday evening I went with my mom & my friend Simone (my brother's gf) to see The Eagles in concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. It was SO FUN! Seriously, they were so good. I mean, what the hell do I know? They sounded great to me. I had fun. My mama had fun, my friend had fun. What else is there?? I pretty much knew all of their songs with the exception of songs off their new album (which I totally want to buy now!). Those guys are some seriously old, talented dudes. And I mean that totally respectfully. I'm guessing there was some pretty hard partying on their behalves in the 70's, and they earned those wrinkles, amongst other things. They played "Hotel California" just 3 songs in... so of course the crowd went wild. I also thought it was really cool that they played it so early into the set, they really gave the people what they wanted early on & that helped set the mood for the rest of the show. As it turns out we are all old fuddy duddies (technical term) and didn't stay to the very end. I'm sort of kicking myself for that because I didn't get to hear my favorite Eagles song, "Take It Easy".
Well, I'm happy to report that those "old dudes" played "Take It Easy" during the encore, as well as Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way." For the finale, Don Henley stepped away from his drumset to sing "Desperado" in the spotlight. We left the arena close to midnight. The band played a 3 1/2 hour set, and they waved goodbyes for what seemed like 10 minutes before walking off stage. As readers know, I've been to hundreds of concerts, and this was by far the best show I've seen in quite sometime -- and that's really saying a lot.

Anyway, I found
an Eagles fans concert blog, which posted this interview with Glenn Frey:

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5 comments:

Dana said...

Were the girls in the bottom pic there for Boobquake?

Sarge Charlie said...

nice work finding that last photo

Donald Douglas said...

Dana: I think they started a boobquake!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Sarge!

Stogie said...

Wow, those young ladies are gorgeous! Great smiles and great...oh never mind.