Bucket List – See The Eagles – *Check

Ok so, some of you may read the title of this blog and think, “You are way too young to have a bucket list!” First of all, God bless you for thinking I am young! Secondly, yes, I would say that I am getting an early start on the list. I have a lot of things that I want to get done and experience in this life so I thought it best to get started!

eaglesI have been a fan of The Eagles for a very long time and I have always wanted to see them in concert. I really enjoy their music. As a musician I love the excellence that they pursue. At the risk of sounding like an old dude, their music isn’t noise….it’s music. It’s classic and timeless. They have a string of hits that would challenge virtually any artist in history and have been in the business of making music for a very long time.

I had the chance to see The Eagles in concert last night (March 22, 2009) at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. You will notice that the title of this blog ends with *Check. Why the star? Well we were encouraged by a friend who was supposed to go with us to buy cheaper seats, which we did. That friend ended up bailing on us and we were stuck with less than desirable seats. So the reason for the title is that I have now seen The Eagles from bad seats. Remaining on my list will be seeing them from good seats, which I plan to do as soon as possible.

Made up of mostly original members – sort of – the group changed quite a bit in the early years (Timothy B. Schmit – vocals & bass; Glenn Frey – vocals, guitar, keyboard; Don Henley – vocals, guitar, percussion, drums; and, Joe Walsh – guitar & vocals) the band sounds as good today as they did when they laid down their very first track over 30 years ago. Actually, they were formed to be a back-up band for Linda Ronstadt in the early 70’s.

I really was amazed at how tight the vocals were and the band’s overall sound. They are joined by a back-up band of various keyboards and percussion along with a smokin’ horn section. In recent years they have also been joined by Stewart Smith on lead guitar. This dude is totally amazing….a monster player that recreates every single original guitar lick & solo with perfect accuracy (Smith replaced Don Felder, an original member who was fired in February 2001).

The concert was awesome and if you are even a casual fan I would highly encourage you to catch a show if you have the chance. The Eagles are a band with more hits then they can even include in a single performance and they will leave you wanting more!

Here is a video of The Eagles performing one of their hits, “Desperado.” Enjoy:

4 Responses to “Bucket List – See The Eagles – *Check”
  1. Don says:

    The Eagles have always been one of my favorite groups! Thanks for sharing “Desperado”

  2. Friend that bailed says:

    Could you slow that bus down a little bit the next time you run me over?!?!?!

  3. briantabor says:

    Hey, there were no names mentioned here “Friend That Bailed” but at least you know who you are!

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