Awww…. isn’t he cute?
Barry Manilow Live!
Here Comes the Night
Because It’s Christmas
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
And here are some pictures from last night’s concert in Chicago, at the Chicago Theater. One bucket-list item, checked off!
The text above is from a draft post I started writing just over three years ago. I did have a ticket to see Barry at the Chicago Theater, but he ended up cancelling the show when his recovery after some surgery was coming along more slowly than he had anticipated. I didn’t know the show was cancelled until I was already in Chicago to see him, and it turned out that quite a few strings were attached to my ticket and my attendance. I did enjoy my walking tour of downtown Chicago and my dinner at a Top Chef alumni restaurant, which I did blog about (see From the Bucket to the Sprout), but overall the weekend was rather emotionally tumultuous. Enough said about that — it’s in the past and it can’t be changed.
A couple of months ago I was browsing Facebook when Barry made the announcement that he would be touring in 2015, for the last time. It was time for me to get another ticket. And I did. I’m going to get to see and hear him live this Tuesday night in Milwaukee, and all I have to do is figure out how to get there myself and where to park the car and have dinner.
I don’t always wait 35 years to see someone in concert. But when I do, I’m over the moon.