Saturday, September 16, 2017

John Prine Rocked Charleston Last Night

Last night, I enjoyed my Mother's Day gift from NashvilleDaughter. In May, this very thoughtful child gave me two tickets to see John Prine. John Freaking Prine, Y'all. I've been a fan of his for over 3 decades. DECADES. And have never seen him in concert.




Well, now I have and it was FABULOUS! He sang several of my favorites. I mean, I love all of his music but I do have favorites. And he sang several of them. Like this one:


And he danced off stage which was so awesome! I do have a video of this but Blogger is not being nice right now. 

I was among my people. 

The crowd was wonderful too and Y'all know I am not a fan of crowds. But I was among 'my people' so... We weren't the youngest people there but we weren't the oldest. These were people with whom you could start up a conversation and enjoy it. Strangers who share a love of all things Prine. There were familiar faces there, as well. Two of them being two of my favorite people in the world. 

The North Charleston PAC was the perfect venue!

The venue was lovely. I've been there several times- the North Charleston Performing Arts Center- and I was delighted to see they have kept the place quite nice. Except for the seats. Those things are so uncomfortable. Seriously, the hard wooden pews at the Ryman in Nashville are more comfortable than these seats. Did it matter? Not once John Prine took the stage!

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys was the show opener.

The band who opened was good. Very talented. But I didn't know any of their songs and I was there for John Prine. It's Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys and the music was good. He was funny and there really was no denying the talent so I will pull them up on Spotify and listen just to be fair (several of their songs were quite appealing) but not knowing them or their songs had me becoming bored and a little impatient. Once John Prine took the stage, it was all worth it!

We knew that Prine had had some serious health issues but no one could tell it last night. Either he has doctors who work miracles or great resolve (or a combination) but he showed everyone that he's still going strong!

If you love John Prine and he comes to a venue near you, GO. Go and enjoy. You will not be sorry!



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18 comments:

  1. I have no idea who John Prine is but I'm so glad you enjoyed his concert.

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    1. It was a fabulous show! We knew he had had health problems, pretty serious ones but it seems he has overcome them! Such a talent! Thanks!

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  2. Those jute-wrapped letters are awesome!! So glad you got to go to that concert!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! They are so much fun to make. I am too. He's so awesome. I loved him before and have since college but now I LOVE him. LOL Thanks!

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  3. I don't know any of John Prine's music but live events are the best to see and hear talent.

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    1. I don't know why that surprises me but it does. Check him out. He's been around since the early 70s. Let me know what you think if you give him a listen. :)

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  4. Never heard of him, but great that you had a good time

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    1. I don't think he gets over your way. :) You can check him out on YouTube. Thanks!

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  5. My husband has seen John about 12 or more times. Seriously. I've seen him 3 and I just absolutely LOVE him. So glad that you got to see him.
    :) gwingal

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    1. My husband has seen a gazillion times, too. My NashvilleDaughter has had the opportunity to sit at a bar and chat with him (her boyfriend's sister-in-law is Prine's wife's BFF...don't say that three times fast...LOL) but this is the first time I've seen him live. Which is crazy since I've loved him for decades! It was so worth it! I love him even more now! Thanks!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful night - your daughter knows you well. What a great gift. Linked up next to you at Create With Joy link up. Always a pleasure finding and exploring other people's lovely blogs.

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    1. It really was and yes, she does. All four of them do, actually. Which is good and bad. LOL Thanks for stopping by! I'm headed your way now!

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful night - your daughter knows you well. What a great gift. Linked up next to you at Create With Joy link up. Always a pleasure finding and exploring other people's lovely blogs.

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful night - your daughter knows you well. What a great gift. Linked up next to you at Create With Joy link up. Always a pleasure finding and exploring other people's lovely blogs.

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    1. Third time's a charm! LOL Thanks so much!

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