OK…Â when did Heart become a cover band?Â I think we heard them do almost as many Zeppelin songs as they did Heart songs.Â It was a little unexpected (though not altogether unpleasant) to hear Ann belting out The Immigrant Song.
Lisa & I saw the Doobie Brothers at Stir Cove (Harrah’s in Council Bluffs) on August 31st.Â They rocked the joint!Â I was a little surprised that they didn’t do a couple of songs, like Minute By Minute or What A Fool Believes, but they did spend a good hour and a half or so doing most of their really good material.Â I could easily have stayed and listened another hour.
I like the venue, though now they have one of the sillier ordinances I’ve heard of lately.Â You can’t smoke in this open-air venue now…Â they have another area, no more than three steps outside the gate, where you can smoke.Â Of course the smoke still drifts everywhere else – like I said, it’s just silly.Â Further proof that professional politicians as legislators are probably not the best idea we’ve ever had.Â What rational person would dream up such nonsense?
Of the four concerts we have been to there (George Thorogood, Allman Brothers, Violent Femmes and Doobie Brothers) three were outstanding shows.
Thanks, Mom!Â 🙂