The other day, Terry and I were talking with someone about how hard it is to have a birthday in December, or in January. Terry knows this from experience, since his birthday is in January. He talked about how his mom would forget his birthday for a while, and I can totally relate, because I would rack my brain to get him something for Christmas, so that when his birthday comes around two weeks later...
So when I saw James Taylor tickets were on sale for his Spokane concert.... Um, yes!! Unfortunately, they came on sale after his birthday, so you know, he had a really good father's day. Which he deserves. Because he is a very good dad.
The concert was in July, thankfully right before when we were headed to Rexburg for Zoey's graduation and birthday. Phew! SO glad that all worked out!
We had great seats, about 15 rows back from the stage and right on an aisle. That was super helpful as the seats on the floor were so close together that I felt like I was sitting in the lap of the guy next to me. That's just a little uncomfortable!
This is not a great picture, but it was so great to be this close! We got to see lots of the stuff going on in the background. I'm not sure why that is so fascinating to me, but it is!
That old guy sitting there~ That's James Taylor signing autographs during the whole intermission. Who does that anymore? I was thoroughly impressed with how unimportant he thought himself.
James Taylor is very fun to listen to, not just in his music but his commentary! He's pretty funny, and also really very self effacing, which is a nice change to some celebrity's attitudes. Here's the deal, Terry had discovered the brother of James Taylor some time ago, and he looks, and sounds just like James Taylor. I really like his name, which is Livingston..... Isn't that funny? We've been to Livingston Taylor concerts maybe 3 different times, and we have really loved it. His venue's are much smaller, and much more intimate, but the styles between the two are so similiar, you could pretty much interchange them!
At first, I was like, I don't know any of these songs! But it wasn't stopping me from seat-dancing, which is akin to car dancing, but seeing as how the guy next to me was not digging it at all, I decided to be a little more controlled in my seat-dancing. What can I say, I'm just really nice like that! ;)
He's getting old, but his voice is strong, and it was just the best to go watch him! And best of all, Terry totally loved the whole thing. Finally! A present this guy who only wants expensive stuff, loved. It was a really good night.