Monday, June 11, 2012
Three Dog Night was in rare form Friday evening.
After 42 years, the whole group is still together. And they sound great!
Credence rocked it too, but only two of their members were originals.
We LOVE this mountain venue near our home.
The place is a winery by day and a theater by night...
with lots of ambience (and a bit of magic) to spare.
Great views, too.
Except for this one, of course... *sigh*
We had lots of fun, but Friday had to be the coldest June night in California history, and I am not kidding. The wind was blowing like crazy, and the chill off the ocean was unbelievable. I had on my warmest coat with the hood up, was covered head to toe in a stadium blanket, and still froze to death. Human icicles filled the audience, and it is a testament to the talents of Three Dog Night and CCR that everyone stayed to the bitter(ly cold) end.
I suspect no one was sorry, either. (Just suffering from hypothermia.)
No worries. Frostbite was a small price to pay for the music Dave and I fell in love to...One Is the Loneliest Number, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Easy to Be Hard, An Old Fashioned Love Song, etc. from Three Dog Night...Suzie Q, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, Down on the Corner, and so forth from CCR. Boy, did it ever take us back, waaaaay back, and we left with a heap of some old-time feeling that everything we could ever dream of lies before us...the one I used to think only the young can feel.
Clearly, I was wrong. (Just call me Suzy Q.) Maybe the prospect of Dave's retirement at the end of this month is giving us some good joss!