Dashababy,  Shaun

I used to hurry a lot, I used to worry a lot

OH.ME.GOD.

For those of you that thought for sure that I would bring a camera in and get some shots of the concert…you were wrong. I don’t break rules. ever. most of the time.
Even if I did bring a camera in, I wouldn’t have remembered to take a picture because I was so into the concert.

Our seats KICKED ASS. We were right of the stage, 8 rows up. I could have thrown my drink and hit the stage, but that would have been a waste of 10 bucks of Smirnoff Ice.

When they came out and started singing I was grinning from ear to ear. I was at an Eagles concert! The second song was “One of these nights….” and I started crying. It wasn’t one of those weird crying things where women are pulling out their hair, tears streaming down their faces and screaming at the top of their lungs (Like the No Doubt concert I went to) but a gentle tear rolling down my face.
“I wish my sister was here.”

I had to call her. There was no way that I could sit through this concert and not share it with her. I wanted her there with me. It was because of her that I loved the Eagles so much.
So Kathy and my mom sat on speaker phone while Shaun and I rocked out to the Eagles.

You all went with me, as a matter of fact because I was trying to figure out how to blog this concert for you so you could experience it with me.

Joe Walsh. Joe Fucking Walsh. This guy….is so bad ass. If your listening to him talk or just looking at him…you wonder if he knows how to tie his shoes. Put a guitar in his hands and let him sing and you are just blown away. The crowd went crazy when he sang, “Life’s Been Good” and I STILL have the guitar solo stuck in my head.

The drums during “Hotel California” gave me the chills. Don Henley is the original BAD ASS MUTHA FUCKA. Singing and playing the drums better than when he was in his 20’s!

When “Take It To The Limit” came on, I shared with Shaun the story of how my brothers lead me to believe that they they were singing, “Take it to the Lemon…one more Lime.” and now I can’t sing it right, even though I know that is not what they are saying. That song is nothing but citrus to me now.

At the end of the concert, like 4 or 5 encores later they sang Desperado and I cried like a baby…

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

And then the best concert EVER.EVER.EVER…was over.

Good thing I have free weekend minutes on my cell phone.

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16 Comments

  • Kami

    Take it to the lemon!! Love it! So glad you had a great time. I love the Eagles. Did you say “hi” to Don for me? He’s a big donater to the… Oh, I’ll shut up.

  • shellibells

    Oh, man I envy you. The Eagles Rock!! It’s funny, every time I hear “Desperado” it seems I am alone in my car on the highway and I blast it and do the same thing, cry like a baby…there is so much in that song!
    Glad you had fun!

  • Charmed1

    OMG! I remember borrowing the record from my mom and going home and twirling around the living room rocking to the Eagles. Those were the days! I am so glad you had so much fun.

  • sheryl_stephen

    Kristine,
    Thanks for sharing this with us. :)
    What you wrote reminds me so much of somthing my sister would say. She goes to see Pat Benatar every year. We bonded over the song “Hell is For Children” when we were in foster care (safely away from real hell).

    And teh Eagles just remind me of my growing up days – all of the songs you wrote about. I wouldn’t go to a concert, but I am glad you did and shared it with me.

    P.S. I used to teach Pilates when I was crazy-fit, and the beginning part of the class included exercises to warm up the core muscles, loosening up the lower back especially. I would instruct people to curl up, hugging their knees in to their chests and gently rock side to side. Then I would say “And Now For a Little Soft Rock”

    And I would start singing Desperado.

    I’m glad you had a good time. I can just imagine the tear and the smile on your face.

  • Mel

    Oh Man! That just kicks so much ass and I’m SO DAMN JEALOUS of you right now. The Eagles and the Rolling Stones are the two concerts I want to see before I die. Dammit!!!! I’m glad you had a great time. I woulda been right there crying with you. So much of my life I can relate to Eagles songs. Dammit….

  • Jason Silver

    Hi Christine,

    Long time no comment–

    I was at an Eagles concert last year and hated Joe Walsh. The guy just can’t sing. And I thought his playing was awful too!

    Sorry.

    But I love the Eagles!

    There was so much Joe Walsh stuff that my wife and I actually got up and walked out before the concert was over. It was one of the worst concerts I’d ever been too. And I love the Eagles!!!

    Just not Walsh.

    My blog that evening after the concert

    Hey did they have that other guitar player guy there? Steuart Smith? He was awesome eh?

    Sorry for all the negative about Walsh– just my opionion. The Eagles were awesome though. We really loved it!

    Good chattin’ with you! Come say hi on my site.

    ~Jason

  • FutureFoodTVStar

    I went to their “Hell Freezes Over” tour when they came to Houston during the Summer of 1993. It was amazing.

    and Kami… I knew I liked Don ;-)

    Glad you got to go, everyone needs to see The Eagles at least once.

  • dashababy

    I’m so happy you got to go. But more than that, I’m happy to have a sister that missed me so much.
    And extremely happy that you have such a sweet fiance’ that would take you. Even tho I didn’t get to go at least I know I was missed.
    I love the message you left on my machine. I’m savin it FOREVER. It’s so cute. I love you xoxoxoxo

  • Darlene

    That concert was AWESOMe! They were here in Jacksonville back in March. It was their 2nd stop. The whole concert rocked! It got mediocre reviews, but I LOVED it! Joe Walsh is awesome too! especially considering his brain is half fried from all the drugs and alcohol thru the years!

    But, my fave it Don Henley. He’s been on my “list” before I even had a “list”–I’ve been in love with him since I was like 14, when all the other girls thought he was “nasty and old”

    I even liked him when he had bright orange hair on a VH1 special like 7 years ago (that I still have recorded on a VHS)

    Glad you had a great time!

  • Cindy

    Desperado is the best song ever. I had forgotten about it (silly me) – thank you for reminding me of how great it is.
    I’m so happy you enjoyed the concert and was able to share the experience with Shaun, your mom and Kathy – and us! :-)

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Who doesn’t love Desperado? I always remember that Seinfeld episode where Elaine is dating the guy who loves Desperado, and makes everyone get all quiet when the song comes on the radio. And he starts crying and tearing up when her hears it. And then, to have her own song, she chooses Witchy Woman. Classic.

    I totally envy you that you got to see the Eagles! That had to be the best concert of all time!

  • butterstar

    You are TOTALLY making me throw up. I am BARFING WITH ENVY.

    I’ve seen Don Henley twice, and Glenn Frey & Joe Walsh together once, but never the whole shebang. I fairly worship at the Eagles shrine, especially that sexy bamf Don.