Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sweet Sweet Sweet Baby James

The two-week birthday celebration is rapidly coming to a screeching halt, but I am going out in a blaze of glory!

Tonight we went to see James Taylor in concert at Chastain Amphitheater in Atlanta. Chastain is a grand old Atlanta park offering golf, tennis, swimming, baseball fields, a great art center, and this wonderful amphitheater:

The outdoor concert series offerings are always fabulous and the weather tonight made it even more special. Many folks bring small tables with picnic dinners, elaborate candelabra, etc. C and I went out to eat first and then shared a bottle of wine, and sweet baby James.

We love to watch James Taylor perform: not only is he punctual (the 8:00 PM show started at 8:08 with no opening act), but he seems genuinely happy to be there, he sings requests ("Steamroller" was the big hit tonight), and he does many encores: 3 tonight.

In thinking over past performers that we've enjoyed at Chastain, John Denver and Waylon Jennings came to mind. Ooooops: they've both passed on! Hmmmmm: well, this is our second JT show.........hope it won't be our last! I apologize for these photos, but I took them on my cell, as the tickets forbade cameras, but I think I was the only person in attendance who paid attention to that!

We have tickets to see Alison Krause and Robert Plant in July: should be another great show.



Carol said...

Pretty good photos for a mobile phone, aren't they just getting better and better. I haven't learnt to use mine yet - well I can use the phone, just not take photos. We are allowed to take picnics to outdoor concerts like that but no chairs and just recently I've decided I have too many stiff joints to sit on the ground for hours. Pity cause I used to love concerts, especially Opera in the Park. Your music isn't playing - is that a problem at my end or yours I wonder? Carol xxoo

Hina said...

Thanks for writing this.