Last night Chris and I started the weekend early by going to a Chicago concert at the Surf Ballrooom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Surf is a fabulous venue and I can only imagine how fabulous it would be to be performers playing there with all of the history that goes with it. We have only been there once before for a BB King concert but it is an amazing place to go to a concert. The venue is small —the only seats are booths around the perimeter so the rest of the capacity crowd of 2100 is standing on the floor right up next to the stage. It is amazing to be able to be that close to the performers and to really feel a part of the music.
We were definitely not the oldest in the crowd for this group—that is for sure. Chicago formed in 1967 and has been going strong since. So many of the songs they played were ones Chris and I grew up with and loved, danced to at high school sock hops and as always—the songs carry many memories with them.
The night was perfect and we had a great night. They performed for 2 1/2 hours with a 15 minute break. We had carved out a nice little spot about 15 feet from the stage but by the end of the concert our real estate was much smaller thanks to the enthusiastic crowd that pushed forward. I could have done without the blonde next to me who kept whistling and stomping on my feet but it was all part of the charm. 🙂
I didn’t take many pictures on my phone (they were very gracious and said that any pictures and videos taken were a okay with them) but you can kind of get the idea from these. It was a fun night and my hearing may be normal in a couple of days.
Here is a video to get you humming. My video quality was pretty shaky!!! 🙂
Of course it is Friday which means it is blog hop day over at Feeling Beachie . Hop over and join in!
This week’s statements:
The color __ reminds me of ___
Lately ___ is ___ so ___
Does the sound of breaking glass make you ___________?
When I wander _______ I ______?
The color blue reminds me of my best friend, Ann, who loves anything blue!
Lately the weather is cold and so unpredictable.
Does the sound of breaking glass make you look?
When I wander the grocery store aisles I wonder who eats half of this stuff?