J is for Journey. I’d have to say that this is one of my top five favorite groups. It would be number one if Steve Perry was still performing with them. I was really hoping to see that happen when they were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but unfortunately it didn’t. I never saw Journey when he was touring with them and I didn’t see the other Steve they had (Steve Augeri). The first time we saw them Jeff Scott Soto was their lead singer. He only lasted about a year and then Neal found Arnel Pineda in Manilla and he’s been singing with them since about 2007. He is okay, but he’s no Steve Perry.
In any case, here are the layouts from the first Journey concert in 2006. This was the one where we saw Def Leppard the first time too. Neal Schon came out alone at first and did the Star Spangled Banner. Blew the house down right away!
With each pocket card I included the set list from the band.
I like making these paper bag albums and have done them for all kinds of different themes. School days and baby’s are the most common, but they work with any occasion. I think they make great gifts. I have one ready for Mother’s Day in my Etsy shop. (Shameless plug of my crafting work!)
That’s our Journey with Journey. We did see them two other times, in 2014 with Tower of Power and Steve Miller and 2016 at the big San Francisco Fest with Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller and Santana. I think my favorite show of all was the very first one!
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