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Counting Crows and The Wallflowers

Counting Crows and The Wallflowers

This was a concert we were really looking forward to. We love a lot of the music between these two bands. I wish we could have afforded to bring the kids or at least Averie because “the parking lot song” as she likes to call it, or “Big Yellow Taxi” as I believe it is called is one of her favorites. No idea why, but she just loves it.

About the venue: This was our first time seeing a concert at Maryhill Winery. It was pretty awesome. We did not get reserved seating for this one (not till Willie) so it was general admission. We didn’t know what to expect for a line so we got there at 2, concert started at 6. We were definitely the first ones in line. Well technically there were two other groups before us but there were 4 lines. It was a looong hot wait. For this concert it was not necessary to get there that early. They opened the gates at 4 but we found what we thought were perfect seats and there were still open spaces next to us and in front of us for at least 30-45 minutes. And there really aren’t bad seats here as the lawn is terraced. The next best thing is that it’s a WINERY, hello! Great wine! If I wasn’t allergic to red wine we’d join the club. Another cool thing was that right behind the sound booth is vacant because no one can see over/through it whilst sitting down. This space became the dance floor and oh boy did it get used. By us too! Overall we really enjoyed the venue and really look forward to the next concert here. My only complaint was that they didn’t sell reisling down on the lawn so in order to get it, we had to hike up the big hill to the tasting room and buy it there. But really that’s not bad considering how I needed to work of all the cheese and salami we ate while we were waiting. 🙂

About the music: We really enjoyed the music. I had a hard time deciding which band I liked better. They were both really good. They both played for about an hour and 50 minutes with about a 20 minute break in between for equipment swap so we really got our monies worth. There were several songs by both bands that made the whole crowd stand but overall it was sitting and standing mixed. There is NO CHANCE at getting near the stage with general admission here. So, no guitar pic for me here. Oh well, 🙂 One bummer is that they didn’t play Mr. Jones and one other hit song that I can’t remember the name of. I’ll come back and edit this as soon as I remember. Other than that I had a wonderful time!

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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!