Sunday, August 03, 2008

Styx and Boston

The Styx/Boston concert was a huge success and George and I had a blast. We headed out around 4pm and stopped at a place called Patrick's Bar and Eatery for a quick bite to eat. The bar is right around the corner from the Concert Pavillion and it was really packed with people who all obviously had the same idea. We had to wait for about 20 minutes for a table and then ordered. I had a chicken fajita which was pretty good and George had...hmmm what else, a cheeseburger with fries. After supper we went directly to the pavillion. It was cloudy but looked like it would clear. We parked and walked about 10 minutes to the concert pavillion. We had an hour to kill so we first found our seats and then went over to the beer tent to get a drink. We just walked around for a bit and about 15 minutes before the first show, it started to rain. Just sprinkles at first but then the wind picked up and it started to pour. Luckily, our seats were just under cover. We made our way to our seats and waited for the show to start. Even though it was thundering and the lightening was incredible, we only got a tad bit wet when the wind blew and the show went on.
Styx was first and they put on a really good show. They played for just under 90 minutes and I really enjoyed it. The only disappointment was they didn't sing Babe, which is one of our favorite songs. You would think that it would be their closing song, but it wasn't even in their playlist. They played one encore which was a very extended version of Renegade.
Boston took the stage about 45 minutes later. The show was good, a little weird seeing the Myspace dude Tommy DeCarlo, singing in place of Brad Delp. He sounds a lot like him but I thought his voice was a bit weak and he doesn't have a very strong stage presence. They did a lot of their hits as well as some songs I have never heard but they were well received and everyone rocked as much as a bunch of 50 year olds can rock. LOL (Yes most everyone in the audience was my age or older.)
George also noted that they sound a whole lot different being straight as opposed to him being stoned. LOL The Boston show was good but I have to say I really enjoyed Styx a lot better.
We left around 10:30, took the hike back to our car. (It stopped raining by this time.) We were back to George's house by 11. We sat up waiting for Patrick to get home, visited with him for a bit and then went to bed. The storms started up again and lasted about a half hour so it was awhile before I could fall asleep. I am feeling it today. This morning we got up around 8 and met George's kids and grandkids for breakfast at the resort where Patrick works. They have a really nice buffet and Patrick was behind the egg station making omelets to order, as usual. He does a great job but I decided on french toast, bacon, home fries and fruit for breakfast this time. Everything was very good. We visited with the kids for awhile and we were entertained by Alex's antics all through breakfast. He's 2 and cute so he usually can get away with it.
We headed back to George's house and I packed up my stuff and left around noon. I am now sitting here listening to the thunder (again) and waiting for my laundry to finish. I also have a few items to pick up at the grocery store so I plan on heading there once the storm passes.
I am tired but it was a great weekend. I will definitely be in bed early tonight.
I hope you all had a nice weekend too!


ChicagoLady said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the concert, and that you were under cover for most of the rain.

Mmmm, I love breakfast buffets, I usually have a little of everything, lol.

Have a good week, hugs!

Kerry said...

ditto what Denise said about the concert.

mmmmmmmmmm breakfast buffet, now I want pancakes and eggs and bacon and sausages and fried potatoes and and and thanks!!

I'm off to scramble some eggs and fry a couple sausages now!

LadyStyx said...

Sounds like you had a lotta fun!

Man, now Im all hungry again.......
*wnaders off for a small snack*

Punkn said...

Styx and Boston both in one night.... dang that would be awesome! This little country girl has never been to a concert. The closest I ever came was seeing Merle Haggard at our state fair many, many years ago. Jopete and I were supposed to see Willie Nelson perform in Springfield, MO when Pete was visiting here once. We had even bought the tickets. Willie got sick and the concert was cancelled (durn the luck). Anyway, it sounds like an awesome weekend. And I'm with the rest - I absolutely LOVE middle of the morning buffet breakfast (yum, yum!)

Karla said...

*sends punkn a plane ticket next time they have a concert here* I haven't been to a concert since 03...nothing can beat B&D though..Willie was good in 80 but I don't know about now

Glad you had a great time...and didn't get too wet!

Intense Guy said...

I enjoy the song "Babe" too.. but like Journey and "Open Arms" and a couple Chicago songs with Peter Cetera, only the guy that sang it originally can really sing it the way you want it sang.

Glad you had fun and didn't get drown. Oh.. and someday you won't have to pack your stuff at George's place...

AliceKay said...

I'm glad you and George had a great weekend, and I'm glad the concert went on as planned. Would have been a bummer if it hadn't.