Saturday, June 18, 2011

America & Poco With Two Favorite Men

Last night I had a wonderful evening with two of my favorite men.  My Darling Hubby, Sergio.  And My Dear Bestie, Richie.

We went to Anderson Indiana, Hoosier Park Casino & Racetrack to the Outdoor Stage to see Poco & America perform.  The last time I saw America in concert...May 1982.  A few years ago, and ironically, I saw them with Sergio's sister, in Daytona Beach Florida.

The weather was perfect. It was a clear day, a perfect temperature with a light breeze kissing us. We bought the cheap seats...and got invited to move up as the concert was not a sold out (love it when you get seats worth twice what you paid!)

Poco played first... remember the song "Crazy Love"?
It happens all the time
This crazy love of mine
Wrapped around my heart
Refusing to unwind
Ooh-ooh, crazy love, ah...
If you don't remember this, then you were not an American teenage girl in 1976 .
Ohh the memories of us singing this song... and with tears!
Rich & I were into singing the lyrics this evening.
We may have embarrassed Sergio a bit.
Finally, America begins...
The acoustics were perfect!
They sounded AWESOME!
How old are they now?
Dang...not a scratchy voice among them.

Daisy Jane... Sister Golden Hair... Ventura Highway... Don't Cross the River... You can do Magic... (hey, they didn't play a favorite~ Horse with No Name)
Poor Sergio...
We knew all the words to all the songs. Hubby isn't a singer. Rich & I aren't really either, but we are equally bad so we didn't care.
Rich also entertained us with his dance moves.

He rocked it. As always.
I watched instead of danced. That might have been too much for Hubby, had I danced.

I am so glad Rich talked Sergio into this.  It was a lovely fun evening.  We also ate a little, and played a few slot machines on the way out.  Win a little, lose a little.

All in all, a great night out. Well needed for Hubby & I. And always a pleasure to have my amazing friend Rich with us.


Reality Jayne said...

i love America...OMG...I cant believe i miss all the good concerts

Reality Jayne said...

esp....Ventura Highway...Thats the song I think of when i dream of running

Anonymous said...

Hey Jan-- thanks for the nice post--- they did play Horse with No Name as thier first song--- mayhaps you were in the bathroom line. Love ya


Mark Pressley said...

Love America, great night for you guys!

Scribe said...

John Denver... America... I will pretend I know who they are... I must really live under a rock... lol

Glad you had a great time!

Bee Lady said...

Good Lord gotta get a groove on if you're gonna hang out with us old bloggers.

Janis - LOVE America. I can't believe you didn't tell us they were gonna be there. We coulda met up. I graduated in 1976. I've been to that casino before with some friends. Tis a fun place.

Cindy Bee

Fire Byrd said...

Oh Wow I saw America back in the day over here. Wonderful band. I must have been 19 at the time. They never made it that big over here but I thought they were great.

An English Shepherd said...

Happy fathers day :-)