Saturday, July 22, 2006

just a hippie at heart!!

The 60's and early 70's - the Psychedelic Era. Tie-dyes - Long-hair on guys - Bell-bottoms, if I could find them - Beads - Flowers in My Hair - Peace - Love - Drugs - Rock 'N' Roll - San Francisco style music - California Dreaming!! I loved the free life style then and I love the parts of it that I bring forward with me.

Nothing can take you back to your teen years like music. And last night was no exception. We had a great trip down memory lane. 4 bands from the 60's:

-- Vanilla Fudge
-- Quicksilver Messenger Service
-- Jefferson Starship
-- John Kay and Steppenwolf

There were hippies everywhere....except they weren't young 20-year olds - they were the 50+ crowd. Men and women - some looking older some, looking younger. Being in southern Cali there were lots of Hawaiian shirts, tie dyes, flowing skirts, tank tops, and lots of hats.

The venue is FANTASTIC!! Pacific Ampitheater in Costa Mesa, California. Very open, assigned seating, located in the Orange County Fairgrounds, nice concessions friendly workers and clean bathrooms - that's very important :)

Our seats were good, it wasn't overly crowded, the food was good, the drinks were better! It was a great time!!! We had so much fun. Haven't been on a date in a while and what a great date it was!

We heard lots of great old songs. We liked Jefferson Starship the best - they have a new singer that sounded and sung just like Grace Slick! It was so wonderful -- lots of great songs, good crowd and WE LOVED IT!!

One thing that I learned. Some phrases sounded cool back then but shouldn't even be repeated now - such as John Kay singing an old Steppenwolf song - the chorus goes "Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sue" For some reason it just didn't sound right, kind of like "GROOVIE" and "FAR OUT"!!!

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
- Robert Frost

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