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Randy Newman

Randy Newman

My first response when the hubby wanted to go see Randy Newman, was “Who?”. Then he explained who he was, what he sings and even played some of his songs for me. Ok, other than the Disney/Pixar songs, I’m still scratching my head a bit. Although, that short people song is pretty funny, if you ignore the incredible bias going on. But hey, some of these concerts are ones I picked so I’ll play along. 🙂

About the venue: For the first time so far, NOT a sold out show. The only real difference is that you have a little more breathing room on the lawn. 🙂  I love that you can put your chairs down in line and actually go enjoy the zoo too. Took the kids first thing in the morning and we had a great time! Plus, we were first in line again. People (staff) are starting to recognize me… LOL

About the music: OK, so the first major difference is the smaller crowd. Second major difference is that the only thing on the stage is a huge (amazingly beautiful) piano. For some reason it hadn’t clicked before that this was gonna be a piano concert. For a guy who is getting up there in years, he is still a wonderful piano player. He was very talkative, and mostly hilarious. Some of what he says you kinda have to ignore if the bias type comments bother you. Everyone sat through the whole concert which I totally expected and it was a relaxing change of pace actually. We had a really great time, even the kids enjoyed it. They didn’t know any of the songs except the Toy Story song but I think that they are really enjoying the atmosphere.

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Tickets are BOUGHT!

Tickets are BOUGHT!

So we have bought all of our concert tickets on our list except for Super Diamond, cause that is a free concert at Bridgeport Village. We are not going to make it to the Waterfront Blues Festival due to scheduling conflict, and we are not going to the game park in Bandon, cause I had no idea it was that far of a drive. LOL That will have to wait for another trip, maybe next summer? Now we have to make travel arrangements and save our gas money! This is gonna be such a fun summer. Kicking it off today with our local Blues Festival!

Goldendale Fun!

Goldendale Fun!

Mellville Summer Music Tour is in the Works

Mellville Summer Music Tour is in the Works

We have decided that this summer, instead of going on a vacation, we are going to experience as many concerts as we can.

We are looking right now at around 22 Events.

  1. The Bluegrass Festival http://www.goldendaleevents.com/events-list/bluegrass-festival/
  2. Sternwheeler Days
  3. Waterfront BluesFest
  4. Hewey Lewis and The News http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/256593-huey-lewis-news-sports-30th-portland/
  5. B-52’s and the Go Go’s http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/256631-b-52s-go-gos-portland/
  6. Kenny Loggins http://www.co.marion.or.us/CS/Fair/Events.htm
  7. Jammin’ July Street Fest
  8. Counting Crows and The Wall Flowers http://www.maryhillwinery.com/concerts.asp
  9. Weird Al http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/257281-weird-al-yankovic-portland/
  10. Gretchen Wilson @Dukes
  11. Randy Newman http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/257719-evening-randy-newman-portland/
  12. Leann Rimes http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/257767-leann-rimes-portland/
  13. Ft. Dalles Days
  14. Super Diamond http://bridgeport-village.com/center_events.html
  15. Blue Oyster Cult http://www.bentoncountyfair.net/fair_information.php
  16. Randy Travis http://www.chinookwindscasino.com/randy-travis.html
  17. Hall and Oats http://www.maryhillwinery.com/concerts.asp
  18. Willie Nelson http://www.maryhillwinery.com/concerts.asp
  19. Chris Issak http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/260573-chris-isaak-portland/
  20. REO Speedwagon http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1720176
  21. Mercy Me http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1717626&language=en
  22. Doobie Brothers http://www.zooconcerts.com/event/260643-doobie-brothers-portland/
  23. Plus we will catch a concert while we are in Vegas the first weekend of October. Just haven’t decided on what we want to see. 🙂

We are also trying to squeeze in a Mariners Game, a camping trip to the coast, the Klickitat Co. Fair, West Coast Game Park, a trip to Silverwood, PAX, a scrapbook retreat, and Family camp with our church!

These are the two concerts I’m looking forward to the most.

August 30th in Monroe

August 30th in Monroe

REO

August 29th in Monroe

Blaring REO Speedwagon (and Pat Benatar) and dancing around the living room jumping off the couches is one of the few fun memories I have of my mother.

WOW! We have not purchased tickets for all of those events yet, so chances are that a few will drop off due to being sold out, but we are gonna do our best to pull this off! For someone who isn’t super into music, like my husband is, I’m actually pretty excited. We are taking the kids to some of those concerts, and look forward to introducing them to the concert scene and hopefully instilling a love of music in them as well.

I’ll keep ya posted on our progress here!