Monday, July 19, 2010

Dinosaurs and deafness

Months ago I was asked to buy tickets to Peter Frampton who was coming to play at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. By the time I got around to getting the tickets they were all sold out. No big deal I thought - I'm in You and Baby I Love Your Way are alright songs but not in my pantheon of greats. Although I had heard that he was a terrific guitar player.

By chance a pair of tickets were provided by a good friend and tonight I found myself sitting 50 feet away from Peter Frampton.

What a show!!!! I am a bit deaf as I write this - he is one loud sucker. But can he ever play guitar. And the band was fabulous.

I didn't see many of the great rock and rollers when I grew up but the Show Lounge at the Casino Regina has helped in my 'old age.'

For reasonable prices (I know they are just trying to get me into the casino) we have seen The Neville Brothers, John Mayall, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Gospel Choirs, Petula Clark (probably the best night club show I've seen), The Zombies, Bo Diddley, The Commodores, The Temptations, Kenny Loggins, Roberta Flack and more.

The dinosaurs do roam the prairies!