TBT redefined….

The acronym usually means Throwback Thursday, but it might also be short for truth be told, today’s big thing or turn back time….

On 3/9/17 it had a different meaning for me: “Ticket Buying Thursday.”

I’ve never been much on making resolutions, but last weekend I decided that 2017 should be the year of LOTS of live music. I already had tickets for 5 more 2017 concerts, but that was not enough to be truly committed, so on my March 9th TBT I added 4 more shows in 4 different cities to this year’s calendar.

First purchase was a show that is only 11 days and 200 miles away: Dawes at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. I’ve never seen Dawes and I have never been to Cain’s, where Sid Vicious punched a hole in the wall in 1978. I’m told that the hole still remains. I’ll know for sure soon….

I hadn’t planned to buy any more concert tickets on what was to become my TBT, and then an e-mail popped into my in-box. It was an announcement of a per-sale of tickets at Ruth Eckerd in Clearwater to see Joe Jackson.
I’ve been a fan of his since I picked up “Look Sharp” in 1979, so I checked out the entire tour and landed some presale tickets closer to home.
We’ll be seeing him at the Uptown Theater in KC on June 23.

I was on a roll….plus tickets to the Ryan Adams concert at The Pageant in STL were delivered in Thursday’s mail, spurring me on.

Up next: Tom Petty’s 40th Anniversary Tour, with Joe Walsh opening. April 23rd in Little Rock. Like the Dawes show, I’ll be going solo and it’ll be a there-and-back. I’ve seen Petty a few times but have never seen Joe Walsh.

Last, but not least, tickets to see Tedeschi Trucks Band for the second time in 2017. Maybe this time I’ll hear “Midnight in Harlem.” The show is part of their Wheels of Soul Summer tour, with the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. Shelly and I will be seeing them at the Walmart AMP in Rogers on July 25.

So there you have it. Tickets to four shows in four different cities….Ticket Buying Thursday.
I burn an annual CD with cuts from each band that I saw during the year. The “2017 shows” CD is gonna be jam-packed, as I already had tickets to five more shows…plus the CD will include cuts from folks playing at house concerts and the shows we’ve already seen.

Three of the upcoming touring acts are playing here in Springfield: Chicago, Jason Isbell and ZZ Top; The Avett Brothers with Shovels and Rope are at Red Rocks; and the August 1st Ryan Adams show is in STL.

Let there be Music!!!

One thought on “TBT redefined….

  1. I am so happy for you my friiend on being able to get out for so much live music! That has been and continues to be a major common activity for us and our kids! We’ll all be spending several days together at a music festival in less than two weeks! Hopefully, we can cross paths in the future for a music! Also, I’m jealous of you for going to a show at the Ryman and your upcoming trip to Red Rocks!

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