|Photography wasn't allowed during the show. Here's Dave a few years ago at a concert for veterans.|
Some days traveling is nearer to home than I can possible believe. I was invited to attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam concert in Boomtown, a few miles from Reno and about 65 miles or so from my house. I screamed “Yes!” before the offer was completed and wrote in the date on every paper and computer calendar I use for reminders.
|Crowd at Boomtown waiting for Dave Mason|
The style, variety, and “foreverness” of Traffic with Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi brought about their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Not only did Mason live his teenage dream as a musician in 1967, he’s carried his legacy into 2015 and is still going strong.
|Shared on Wikimedia from one of 2015's first shows|
“All Along the Watchtower” and “Feelin’ Alright” gets feet moving to the music. Did I mention the mellow sound? The artist hasn’t lost one iota of his skill or presentation. It’s not just a flashback, it’s an experience.
My forever favorite was number 12 on the Billboard charts in 1977. In my heart, it will always be #1. “We Just Disagree” is one of the few songs hubby and I both agreed would withstand the ages. I’m so glad it was one of the choices.
After the concert, we walked around the huge casino! I know families that spend their annual vacation at Boomtown. There’s lots to do and plenty to see.
This silver saddle is on display (enclosed, of course) in the lobby. It was used in movies and the Rose Parade. Imagine the time it took for the craftsman to make it perfect.
Check out the official tour website for more information. Dave and the Dave Mason Band are touring California in April and have two appearances scheduled for Chicago in June. It’s an experience to remember.
What's on your calendar for spring, summer, or fall 2015?