In the summer of 2017
the Pilot Man had a spontaneous moment
and purchased two tickets to see a person who had been a big part of his youth.
The concert was in November in Idaho.
It was a surprise, that he forgot to tell me about until October.
When I found out and tried to buy airline tickets,
I had to check the dates on the promotional website.
The big surprise was that the concert had been postponed
for health reasons!!
All tickets were refunded and time ticked on.
Fast forward to July 2018
(yes, life really does travel that fast!)
and he again purchased tickets for the same person.
Row 6, Center aisle.
We were looking forward to our date.
Between the purchase of those tickets, and when travel occurred,
lots of things happened.
Some were really good, others, downright not good.
A rollercoaster year for sure...
On the night of the concert, we had two additional guests.
One, the Pilot Man's younger brother,
who had spent the last few months helping
another brother and his family.
The second, the Nursing Daughter.
They were Row 5, side aisle.
When we went it, the atmosphere was different that any concert we had been to.
This band has been around a really long time,
and the average age of those there
to enjoy the evening, was probably at least 40 years old :)
Only one person that we saw had to have a 21 ID bracelet on,
and she was 26!
Such a fun evening!
Such a fun evening!
They sang music that just soothes the soul
as you reminisce about the days of old :)
The music was great,
the musicians, amazingly talented,
|Alto..part of the Silver Bullets since 1971|
and the songs were surprising familiar to everyone!
Sometimes it was like a big sing-along.
A year earlier this 73-year old was told he had to do something,
or he was never going to walk again.
And here he was.. having a fantastic time,
doing what he loved.
He sang his long list of lyrics,
told the stories of his words,
and pointed out who was older now,
but still running against the wind.
The songs were different when we heard the stories
Like a Rock...a 17-18 year old runner, feeling strong like a rock.
And from the piano he told of his mother's favorite song,
We've Got Tonight.
Long, long ago the Pilot Man used to sing this...
He said he he had made up his mind that it was meant to be..
Who would have thought that I would actually end up with him
where the rivers meet the soundin' sea?
Part of this group has been together since before the Pilot Man
graduated from high school!
The Nursing Daughter said it was the best concert she had ever been to,
and she had never seen the all out noise to get not one,
but two separate encores.
But, that is the way we have always seen them done!
The sweetest part may have been feeling like you were part of a group so satisfied
with where they are in life.
And although it seems like yesterday,
it was long ago
we have nothin' left to prove.
Isn't that the way the lyrics go.....