Friday, March 11, 2011

"Yes Dear, I'd love to"

3-11-11 agreeable brain

My attitude is to say "YES" to Greg as much as possible. Over the years, this has proven to be the wise, interesting and fun thing to do. Thus yesterday morning, I said "yes" to attend a concert with him Thursday night downtown at the KC Music Hall.

Greg had read about it in the paper yesterday morning and for some reason thought it sounded interesting to him. He got some decent seats at the last minute (although I thought pricey) and we headed downtown last evening.

7:30 PM concert was Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson playing together. (oh no, more old musicians in need of money?)…. I’m not really a country fan, but I did know all of Kristofferson’s songs, and I knew of at least 3 songs sung by Haggard. So this 90 minute concert actually turned out to be interesting and entertaining, and I was hoping it would have lasted a bit longer.

I made a new conservative friend in the seat next to me….(Probably a whole room full of conservative friends)… But the gal next to me was a big Haggard fan and came with binoculars, since we were seated in the balcony. She also came wearing too much sweet perfume, but after awhile I guess I was able to ignore that and focus on the music, and she was kind enough to offer me a look through her binoculars.

Kristofferson, sadly turned out to have a cold, so his rough voice was even rougher sounding… and I speculated he must have throat cancer…. But the facts, which Greg found on the Internet from the review of the concert in St. Louis the night before, indicated he was only suffering from a bad cold.

Greg and I appreciate old buildings, so being in this Art-Deco music hall was also quite the treat. These few pictures don’t really do it justice, but it was very cool.


  1. Nice venture out. You just may be a conserative but just don't realize .... just yet.

  2. Sounds fun. Too bad KK was so rough as he does have a certain charm to that scratchy voice of his. I saw Merle Haggard in my teens when he was just becoming known with "Okie from Muskogee". My dad sent my then boyfriend now husband and I to a taping of some tv show because the Miracles were on it. Haggard was too and he sat & played with a real live bloodhound by his side. For some reason, it stayed with me. hahahahaha! Saw him not to long ago on tv & he was pretty good! I guess my tastes have changed.