Re: Rolling Stones
- From: "Donna Lantello" <donnaTAKETHISOUT@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 14:57:12 -0700
>> I wrote:
>>If I'm getting the tickets, I'm like you. I want to sit as close as
>>possible and have often passed on going rather than have seats in the
>>nosebleed section. But if someone else buys the tickets and treats me, I
>>will happily sit anywhere. You CAN have fun in the nosebleed section, you
>>just can't see much. These days, most venues have large screen displays
>>the show which greatly help.
> It's the same amount of hassle to break the routine, drive somewhere,
> fight the crowd and sit up front as it is to sit in the back. It
> just costs a bit more. I bought nice binoculars just for concerts,
> but there's nothing like being close. The big screens do help, but
> for $100+ like the Stones it's just as well to wait for the DVD or
> DL the bootleg. Lots of those big screen shots seem to wind up in
> the binary groups.
Even though I live about four miles from the Irvine amphitheatre where many
of my favorite artists perform, I have been known to drive as far south as
San Diego or as far north as Santa Barbara because I can often find better
seats at shows there.
Really though, there is nothing like front row center where you have nobody
to block your view and it feels like it is your own private show. You
somehow manage to forget that there are thousands of people behind you. :)
>>Sounds like THAT must have been a fun evening!
> I'm pretty sure it was. :^) Jimi played 3 nights in a row and it
> was right before his first album was released. I went the first night
> and the place was only about a third full because the word wasn't
> out yet. The third night was the same as the Who show and it was
I never saw Jimi. I was staying with relatives in New Jersey during the
summer of '69 and wanted to go to Woodstock. Since I was only 15, my aunt
wouldn't let me go and that was the end of that idea. But I can't tell you
how many times I saw the move. :)
>>I hope you're right about Pete living to be 90-something. If I'm still
>>around when he goes, his death is going to hit me VERY hard.
> He seems to be in pretty good shape, other than hearing. I miss
> Keith Moon right after Jimi of all the musicians I liked when I was
> a sprout.
Yeah, I miss Moon the loon, too. After John died, the night that I saw
them, I hooked up with about a dozen of their super hard core fans. These
folks follow The Who during all of their tours. They fly from city to city
and attend the vast majority of shows. That night after the concert, we
wound up going to a local Denny's and talked until something like 5:00 AM.
Among the group was a doctor who was friends with the boys since the early
years. Something he said that I had never heard before was that there was
evidence and they believed that Keith's death was actually a suicide but
they did their best to cover this up. If true, very sad.
Although I miss Keith, Ringo's son Zak has done an amazing job of filling
Keith's shoes. Seems only fitting since Keith bought Zak his first set of
>>If you haven't already, you might want to check out Pete's site:
>>The official Who site is also embedded in Pete's site, but you have to
>>register to access it. The Who site rarely gets updated unless they are
> The Who doesn't even have a big label record contract anymore
Maybe they once again will if Pete continues to write and Roger is serious
about going back into the studio. I know they gave us two new songs a
couple of years ago, but I keep hoping for something more on the level of
"Who's Next" or "Quadrophenia." Is that too much to ask?? :) Pete is
madly in love right now and hopefully, his creative juices are flowing. I
can only dream.
> Pete's stuff is available from eelpie.com.
When he first started eelpie.com, he sold many signed copies of his books.
I never bought any, but thought it was cool.
>>Pete often writes soul-baring diary entries and has done this for many
>>years, probably long before the word "blog" existed. Sometimes when they
>>tour, he creates video diaries and posts those from the road. They are
>>always a hoot.
>>Pete also wrote a novella entitled, "The Boy Who Heard Music." It is
>>loosely based on his life. He just started publishing weekly chapters on
>>his site so if you are interested, it would be a great time to take a
>>He publishes downloadable Acrobat versions of each chapter directly to the
>>diary section of his site. He also links to a blog site where he
>>the chapters in text/HTML format and encourages feedback. The direct link
>>to the blog site is:
> I'll check that out. Thanks
Take care, Claude!
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