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Monday, June 24, 2013

music, music, music

Two very different concerts this weekend!

Friday night we were at Westbury Music Fair for the Happy Together Tour.  Westbury is a very intimate venue, it feels more like a party than a grand performance.  The Happy Togehter Tour is an idea of Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman, " and Howard Kaylan), also known as "The Turtles".  Each time the do a tour, they invite several acts from the 1960's and 1970's to join them on tour and perform their top 40 hits.

Opening act was Gary Lewis, who fronted Gary Lewis and the Playboys.  Gary is also the son of Jerry Lewis.  His big hits included "This Diamond Ring" and "Just My Style".  We also heard from Mark Lindsay, who was with Paul Revere and the Raiders before starting his solo career.  Also on the bill was Gary Puckett, who was suffering from a cold and not in good voice -- he asked us to listen with our hearts.  Chick Negron, the voice of three Dog Night, was the highlight of my evening.  And of course, Flo and Eddie closed the show.

Saturday night was Fleetwood Mac at Jones Beach.  The theater was under water during Superstorm sandy and needed considerable renovation.  They've done a wonderful job repairing it.  And I was pleased to note that the beach on Zach's Bay is once again accessible to by the public.  We were a bit disappointed, however, with the food concessions.  Last year the offerings included fried seafood, which is gone now.  And the hamburgers we ordered were underwhelming.

Being outside, at the beach, under the full moon -- the super moon -- was a great way to spend an evening.

We saw Stevie Nicks at Jones Beach last year, as you recall, after Drew won tickets for the show.  Loved her and we were anxious to see her again.  But I had forgotten just how good Lindsay Buckingham is!  And you could see there is real affection between them again.  Mick Fleetwood's big drum solo was amazing.  John McVie...was there.   Didn't really miss Christine McVie.

Great concert.

Here's the moon rising over the stage -- you can  see Stevie on the big screen:

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