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Rod Stewart, May 12th in Amsterdam

Some things never change, and gigging remains one of my favourite pastimes. In recent years, I've had the opportunity to see many bands and artists -- some domestic, some foreign; some well-known, some not so; and earlier this month, accompanied by my sister, I went to see Sir Roderick Stewart in concert.

Back in the 70s, we were fans, but somehow, always managed to miss him. That was never going to happen this time. He didn't disappoint: he sang all our old-time favourites, interspersed with light-hearted banter, and we came away buzzing.


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curiouswombat
May. 25th, 2019 10:23 am (UTC)
He's not looking bad for an old dude.
gamiila
May. 26th, 2019 08:23 pm (UTC)
74 now -- no spring chicken, but still the charmer ;-)!
enigmaticblues
May. 25th, 2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
How fun! Looks like a great time.
gamiila
May. 26th, 2019 08:29 pm (UTC)
I've got a few other shows lined up (Chic, Tears for Fears, Stray Cats, among others), but already I think this one will take some beating.
desdemonaspace
May. 26th, 2019 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh, what fun! He's doing a Freddy Mercury with his mic stand.

How ARE you? How are the cats?
gamiila
May. 26th, 2019 08:44 pm (UTC)
He's doing a Freddy Mercury with his mic stand.

Ha! That reminds me, I should probably upload my Queen pics to my Scrapbook here, to keep them in a safe place.

How ARE you? How are the cats?

The cats...well, I was going to say they're fine, but considering Manasse has been overgrooming since having had dental surgery back in October, that wouldn't be entirely true. The vet believes he's developed an allergy to dust, but none of the remedies she's tried so far have had any effect; and he looks an utter fright, with hardly any hair left on his chest, belly and all four of his legs.

As for me, I could be better myself. I lost my job (also in Oct) and spent the last few months of 2018 partying; then suffered a double pulmonary embolism in January just when my thoughts turned to finding a new job. Procrastination followed, and 4 months on, I may be feeling better but I'm still unemployed.


More importantly, though: how are YOU?

Edited at 2019-05-26 08:52 pm (UTC)
desdemonaspace
May. 26th, 2019 11:27 pm (UTC)
I would love Love LOVE to see any Queen pics you have. I am a huge fan, even more so since Bohemian Rhapsody.

Oh, poor Manasse! That can't be pleasant, for either of you. Hope he calms down and quits the overgrooming, stat.

As for you, missy, I hope that satisfying employment turns up, and your health improves. I had to Google double pulmonary embolism, and you could have DIED. My God, please get well and stay well. How scary! For your friends as well as YOU.
gamiila
May. 28th, 2019 11:26 am (UTC)
I had to Google double pulmonary embolism, and you could have DIED.

So they tell me. I still only half believe them. Anyway, I didn't, so it's all good.

I would love Love LOVE to see any Queen pics you have. I am a huge fan, even more so since Bohemian Rhapsody.

It'll take me a while to upload them -- I had a really good spot last time I saw them (can it have been a year ago already?), as opposed to the year before, and kind of went mad with the picture-taking.

My sister and I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody on the night it opened here in The Netherlands, and loved it. Even though we knew most of it was a fantasy, we really didn't mind it; and Rami Malik did a great job portraying Freddie. Not sure it was worth an Oscar, but at times, he did succeed in making you forget you weren't watching Mr. Mercury.

We Will Rock You (the musical) will come to The Netherlands next year, and we'll be going to see that, too. I don't know if I've ever mentioned we were massive fans back in the day -- and my sister still is. Me, I started to drift away from Queen in the early 80s, I think, but from '77 to '84, every time they played our country, we would be there; usually two nights in a row, twice a year. I actually owe much of my proficiency in the English language to listening to Queen (and David Bowie, too).

desdemonaspace
May. 29th, 2019 01:27 am (UTC)
I envy you seeing them back in the day! I look forward to seeing the pics.
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