Barry Manilow in Concert

Here’s another concert to check of my Concert Bucket List.

He was playing at The Majestic Theater in San Antonio tonight.

I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to spend the money in a ticket to see him. But I thought, what the heck? I’ve never seen him and I’ve always liked his music. I mean, how could you not love “Copacabana?”

Here are some pictures from the concert.

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JAWS

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water…

I’m going to go with some friends to go see “Jaws” at the Majestic Theatre on January 26th. And I can’t wait.

It’s going to be the first time that I’ve ever seen a movie and an symphony playing at the same time. What a movie to have my first experience with.

Hopefully this will be the first of many more to see.

I remember the first time I saw this movie. It was at the Genesee Valley Theaters in my hometown of Flint. I went with my mom, sister, my mom’s cousin and her two daughters. We all sat in the same row and no one wanted to sit next to the wall that had a giant curtain covering it. I think we were all afraid something was going to pop out from behind the curtain.

I remember us being glued to the screen just watching what was going to happen. I think one of us jumped when the head popped out from the sunken boat. Popcorn went flying in the air.

It’s one of my favorite memories from my youth. Now I get to relive it with some great friends and in a great place like the Majestic. Hopefully this time, no popcorn will be going flying in the air.

Chicago in Concert

I can’t believe with all the c9ncerys that I have seen, I had never seen Chicago, until last night.


Chicago came to Sam Antonio, Texas on Saturday, May 28th at the Majestic Theater.

 I had a great seat, 13 rows left center of the stage.


I have always been a Chicago fan. I have many of their songs in my iTunes library and I enjoy listening to all of their songs over their 50-year career.

Here is a list of the members who were at the concert last night. The only exception was that Jason Scheff wasn’t there. (From Wikipedia.com)

Members

Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals, 12-string guitar (1967–present)

Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar, percussion, vocals (1967–present)

James Pankow – trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals (1967–present)
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, clarinet, backing vocals (1967–present)
Jason Scheff – bass guitar, vocals, keyboards (1985–present)
Tris Imboden – drums, percussion (1990–present)
Keith Howland – guitar, vocals (1995–present)
Lou Pardini – keyboards, vocals (2009–present; touring – 1999, 2007)
Walfredo Reyes, Jr. – percussion (2012–present)

My favorite is Keith Howland. 


I have been trying to find out we was the fill in bassist with no luck. So I posted a picture of him on Chicago’s Facebook page and they responded back to me!

This is Jeff Coffey. He’s a talented guy, glad you enjoyed the show.

The played so many songs. Some I knew every word to, so that I didn’t know they sang and there were some new songs.

Here are some of my favorite Chicago songs that they played:

  • “Beginnings”
  • “Colour My World”
  • “If You Leave Me Now”
  • “Make Me Smile”
  • “Saturday in the Park”
  • “25 or 6 to 4”
  • “Hard Habit to Break”
  • “Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
  • “I’m a Man”

I am so glad that I went to see Chicago in concert. 

Now, need to get a Chicago playlist ready to listen to at work. 

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