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)
Aerosmith
Ashlee Simpson (at Sunfest)
Barenaked Ladies (@ Universal’s Mardi Gras)
Beach Boys
Ben Folds
Bette Midler
Billie Myers
Billy Joel
Bon Jovi
Bryan Adams
Cheap Trick
Chicago
Collective Soul
Chumbawamba
The Cult
Dixie Chicks
Dolly Parton
Everclear
Faith No More
Fiona Apple (at Sunfest)
Guns & Roses II aka “Axl & Friends”
Guns & Roses (3 times)
Heart
Ice Cube (at Lollapalooza ’92)
Idina Menzel
Jane’s Addiction
Joan Jett (@ Disney’s Pleasure Island)
Journey (2 times)
Jimmy Buffett (7 times)
Katy Perry
Kenny Rogers
Lifehouse
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Matchbox Twenty
Metallica (2 times)
Ministry (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
Nine Inch Nails
Night Ranger
Papa Roach
Pearl Jam (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
Peter Gabriel
The Ramones (@ Lollapalooza ’96)
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (@ Lollapalooza ’92)
Regina Spektor
Richard Marx
Right Said Fred
Robyn
Rufus Wainwright
Savage Garden
The Scorpions
Sebastian Bach
Sheryl Crow (at Sunfest)
Soundgarden (3 times)
Sponge (@ Lollapalooza ’96)
Squirrel Nut Zippers (@ Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras)
The Spice Girls
Stan Bush
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tori Amos (2 times)
Van Halen (with Sammy Hagar)
Voltaire (@ The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving)
“Weird Al” Yankovic (2 times)
Wilson Pickett

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