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REO Speedwagon Concert

Posted on: October 19, 2015

When I was a teenager, My Mother bought me a Boom Box. 

Boy do these kids not know what it was like to have that fine portable radio/cassette player, lol! 

I also got the REO Speedwagon Greatest Hits Album and use to sit on my fronch porch with friends, 

belting out “Tough Guys” , It felt so rebellious to sing the one line in the song that says, 

“They think they’re  full of fire, She thinks they’re full of shit”, lol

Eventually I memorized every word to every song on that entire album and last night I belted them out with just as much enjoyment, maybe even more so with life experience and fully understanding the meaning.  

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I went for a 70’s type look with my flared jeans and a sheer floral boho blouse. 

I saw several women sporting similar silhouettes. 

It was fun seeing so many women in their 50’s standing in line at the restroom. 

I wish I’d have been brave enough to ask to take some of their photos… 

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For the very first time I felt uncomfortable about my youthful skin, 

as I felt uncomfortable with some stares I was getting from women ,

who I am sure thought I was younger than they were.  

I definitely looked like the youngest woman in the restroom. 

It reminded me of when I was 21 and pregnant and wanting to get a tshirt proclaiming

“I am not a teen mother” as I saw so many judgemental looks when I was out and about. 

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We had 4th row seats and got some great photo opportunities.

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It was really incredilbe to see how much enthusiasm and energy Kevin Cronin brought to the stage.

He was throwing out guitar picks after every song… One bounced right off my husband’s lap and onto the floor in

front of us, so I now have a great memory piece.

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With the Reo Speedwagon Logo and his signature on the back.

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I was able to see a little back stage and the cases of guitars that were there.

They traded guitars for every single song, it was incredible to see them all…

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At the End of the Concert, the drummer brought 6 drumsticks to the front of the stage 

and passed them out to people in the front row.  

It really was a wonderful night and I am so happy that I accidentally found this concert when looking up something to do for the weekend.  

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Going to see REO Speedwagon was the first thing off the bucket list

I have in my head, since I turned 50 last month.

Dear Readers, Do you have a Bucket List?  

If so , how about sharing it by commenting. 

After all,  bloggers love comments to know someone is reading them, lol! 

Gratitude

I am so grateful that someone’s ill intentions actually turned out to a new direction that was much needed and the universe correcting itself.  Cryptic, I know, but not my story to tell…

I am grateful for the strength my husband and I share when life throws us in a new direction, it’s always a chance to come together and stand strong together. 

I am grateful for a strong faith and the reconfirmation present when things that should knock the wind out of you, push you in a better direction and give you just what you’ve been asking for. 

I am grateful for weekends and fun times that lift the spirit, like music and football, especially when both our teams win. 

I am grateful that my son who wasn’t feeling well yesterday, is doing much better today (huge shift with cooler temps moved in and messed with his sinuses, but since he rarely gets sick, seeing him sleep the day away was worrisome) 

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2 Responses to "REO Speedwagon Concert"

Such a cute look. I love the BOHO look and rock it frequently. Love REO! First concert I ever went to was REO. Was sad to hear of Gary Richrath passing away recently. Sounds like you had a great time.

Yes it was sad to see him missing, they dedicated their performance to him

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