I saw Kenny Rogers earlier this month, PLUS here’s an updated list of all the concerts I’ve been to.
Kenny Rogers is on his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” tour – presumably his farewell tour – and Shannon and I went earlier this month. Now, I’ve been trepidatious about going to see him in concert for some time because (quite frankly) he doesn’t look like the Kenny Rogers I grew up knowing. Sometimes, plastic surgery doesn’t always work out the way people hope.
The theater we saw him in was a smaller one, so our tenth row seats made for a great view. Worry set in a little bit, however, when he hobbled onto stage and took a seat on a stool in the middle. It seems he had knee surgery and it wasn’t feeling so great.
All worry dissipated, however, the more he spoke. Like the Dolly Parton concert last year, Kenny was a personality and told stories and jokes to keep his show alive. He was great – and we enjoyed every moment – even the songs from the sixties that I had never heard before.
So while Kenny didn’t look the the “teddy bear” Kenny I grew up knowing, his heart and talent were still intact. It was a great concert.
The Updated Concert from My Life List:
*NSYNC (@ Universal Orlando’s CityWalk)
Ashlee Simpson (at Sunfest)
Barenaked Ladies (@ Universal’s Mardi Gras)
Faith No More
Fiona Apple (at Sunfest)
Guns & Roses II aka “Axl & Friends”
Guns & Roses (3 times)
Ice Cube (at Lollapalooza ’92)
Joan Jett (@ Disney’s Pleasure Island)
Journey (2 times)
Jimmy Buffett (7 times)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Metallica (2 times)
Ministry (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
Nine Inch Nails
Pearl Jam (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
The Ramones (@ Lollapalooza ’96)
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
Right Said Fred
Sheryl Crow (at Sunfest)
Soundgarden (3 times)
Sponge (@ Lollapalooza ’96)
Squirrel Nut Zippers (@ Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras)
The Spice Girls
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tori Amos (2 times)
Van Halen (with Sammy Hagar)
Voltaire (@ The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving)
“Weird Al” Yankovic (2 times)