Easily the best concert that I have been to in a very long time!
This is The Scorpions at the Douglas County Fair in Roseberg, Oregon. That huge screen behind showed them up close, as well as scenes and even clips from Scorpion videos to match the music selections playing.
The sound quality was wonderful where we were in reserved seating, but distorted a bit if you were off to the side in the free area... where the beer venders flanked the side.
But hey... you have to get a beer.
Very cool beans.
Can they still sing and perform?
You bet they can!
There were some amazing solos... especially the drummer's.
The platform that the drums sat on could rise way up or lower down. I wish I had not been so enthralled by his performance that I stopped taking photos and missed the chance to capture him, standing like King Kong, arms raised and sticks up in the air, roaring at the end. It was something to see.
I do not have the words to do it justice.
Rock you like a hurricane?
But there were other sights to see at the fair as well.
Like this guy who talked to us and begged me to take his photo.
I believe he said his name was Seamore.
He appeared to act independently, but was controlled by a man who casually pretended to be part of the crowd while talking into his drink straw.
That little dude behind was suspicious of him and I could not really coax him out to take a better photo.
Cute kid. That's his mom and aunt.
We never made it to see the animals.
Or to look for the hat band that Randy wanted.
No matter. We are going to our own county fair this weekend. I can see the animals there.
My favorite Scorpions song is The Zoo,
people watcher that I am.
An appropriate sound track to one of the greatest "people zoos".
You should have seen the variety!
There were two women in our beer line who were so tightly stuffed into their skimpy dresses
that their boobs were exploding out the top.
We women were laughing at the response of the men that they passed.
Guess who sat right in front of us?
During the concert, when the big screen scanned the crowds, another woman bared her breasts.
The first time, Randy was not looking up, talking to a neighbor. I gave him a sharp elbow and told him that he'd missed them.
He said "Well did you at least get a picture of them?"
"Too bad, so sad." I said... an old familiar Ananda School phrase.
I think he thought I was joking, but she proved that I was no liar.
Of course he said the right thing after...
sometimes it's okay to lie.
I said "Good man!"
All in all, it was a fun weekend. After the concert let out, we were all done in. We made a short bathroom stop, then headed up a road toward the gate as the Scorpions passed us... close enough to reach out and touch the bus.
A sheriff yelled
"Get back off the road or you're going to jail!"
Doesn't that sound a bit harsh?
The motel that we stayed in was right across the street from a shuttle bus...
a team of local school buses.
So which one did we ride?
The cool bus of course!
(sorry for the poor photo... hard to see in the dark)
Now we are home again.
Back at the grind of looking for employment.
I spent a grueling day yesterday on line, filling out a monster bitch of an application.
Three hours of frustration for a job I don't really want. But work is work.
Gotta pay the bills.
Today we are taking a field trip to put in applications, visit the employment office because their site has been malfunctioning, see a lawyer and maybe, if all works right...
surprise his mom with a visit.
Time NOT applying is required before our brains blow out all together.
Hope you all have fun in your own zoos.
(I wanted to put in a video of Scorpions doing
The Zoo... but Youtube is not cooperating.)
That's all folks!