Last night I drove to Orlando and met a few friends to see Journey in concert. Night Ranger opened – and I’ll be honest, I had forgotten how many songs of theirs I knew. They threw in a few Damn Yankees songs for good measure (which made their set that much more entertaining.)
As a result, the concert list has been updated this morning.
Here, now, are my random thoughts (and with some visual aids!) of the evening:
-The planned group was Shannon and I with my friend Eric driving from South Florida and Ryan, Annie and their friend (I’ve already forgotten his name – I suck) meeting us in Orlando by way of Jacksonville.
-Earlier in the day, I saw by way of Twitter that our friends Karen & Erik were also going to the show – and got in touch with them via AIM so we could meet up and grab food after the show.
-On the drive up, an old friend from Universal (Liz) sent me a message via Facebook that she was also at the show. Shannon and got to run into her for the first time since 2001. (Picture here.)
-Both bands were AMAZING. Night Ranger even played the theme song to the Michael J. Fox eighties classic: The Secret of My Success.
-On the way out of the show we ran into another former Universal alumni, Kathy. (Picture here).
-We had planned to eat at a place called Hamburger Mary’s, but it was closed when we got to Downtown Orlando. The 24-hour pizza place nearby did the trick, though.
-Downtown Orlando is looking MUCH better. With Pleasure Island gone and Citywalk going downhill, hopefully Downtown O-Town will grab the opportunity to come back alive. Now if someone would just re-open Q-Zar and Terror on Church Street…