I finally made it to a concert this past week. I saw the Eagles at the Pacific Coliseum. This was my first Eagles concert.
Tremendous and fantastic beyond mere words.
Started up at about 7:45. Stopped at about 8:45 for 15 minutes or so, then played through to 10:50. Most every hit, about six songs from the most recent album, and a bunch of solo stuff from Henley and Walsh, including an old James Gang song.
Consummate musicians and perfect, beautiful harmonies. Four original members plus another guitarist (who was SO good), two keyboard players, a percussionist, and four guys in the horn section, one of who played violin too. Terrific sound. Really great. I sat very close with a great full view of the stage and the three high-def screens. Close enough to see the fingers moving on the frets, but not close enough to see what notes. ;-)
Henley is starting look a bit older, like your old uncle that you remember from when you were a kid (OK, maybe that’s just me
). But Joe looked to be in fantastic shape, and looks to be in his late forties, but that just can’t be. And wow, what a player.
Worth every penny of the $200 ticket, the priciest concert that I’ve ever attended. But I just couldn’t pass as I might never get the chance again, and I’ve loved their songs since I was a little kid. Seriously.
About 10 to 12 thousand in attendance. Very cool and intimate considering that I understand that they’ll now be continuing on in big stadiums with opening acts as the tour continues, with far more people in attendance.
Don't miss them if you can go.