The motivation for going to the aforementioned concert was The Dixie Chicks. But, having commented on them, I thought I should also say something about the main event.
I've always been lukewarm towards The Eagles. I mean, I've always liked them, I've bought records and CD's. I can't remember ever changing the station when they came on the radio - which, coming from an incurable button-pusher, is a compliment. They've written some classic songs and I respect them as musicians - especially Joe Walsh. I've just never been ... oh, I dunno ... enthusiastic.
So I went with neutral expectations. I knew I wouldn't hate it, but I didn't expect to be blown away. Well, I almost was blown away. They were very good.
Great production, tight delivery, a good mix of "listen up! this is serious" and "it's just rock, let's have some fun." Excellent a/v show. And they gave Joe Walsh five songs, acknowledging that he was a star before they were. Joe sure is fun.
I'm not sure The Eagles have made it onto my "I-have-to-see-them-every-time-they-go-on-tour" list, but they were a treat and I'm glad I went. Glad they've been around in The Long Run.