July in Janetville – James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Neil Diamond

What a way to end this busy month!  On Saturday we went to AT&T Park to see James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.  We had tickets for the field so we got to go in through a special door and into an uncharted (for us) territory of the ballpark.  We felt pretty special I must say.

Gotta take the concert selfie!

Bonnie Raitt started the night out and then James Taylor came out and did a song with her.

I think my favorites were “Something to Talk About” and “Burning Down the House.”
Then James Taylor came on and did most of his hits.  He tells some pretty funny stories in between songs.  

From where we were sitting I had a view of the orange lights on the trees behind the stage. 
The next night we were headed down to SAP Center in San Jose to see Neil Diamond on his 50th anniversary tour.  We left early to stop at our favorite restaurant, Louisiana Bistro, only to find that they were closed because they are relocating!  That instantly put kind of a damper on the evening because now we didn’t know where to go to eat and didn’t have time to do searching.  We went to the arena and got a hot dog and nachos.  Not what we were looking for.  
Our seats were in the second deck so my pictures didn’t come out as nice as I would like, but then again he doesn’t change costumes so as long as I got a few good ones of him and his band I will be happy with that.  The stage was waiting for him with this lone guitar.
The lights and speakers blocked my view of the big screen in the middle.  

One more concert selfie.  I love the way my husband indulges me with this.

This guy plays a mean set of bongos!

Camera lights from the phones in the crowd is always neat looking, especially from the upper deck looking down.

I have to say that I liked the show we saw a few years ago better than this one.  He sang more of his hits that I knew at that performance.  He still has a good voice though.
Here is my July selfie.  Looking kind of tired after such a busy weekend!  I see some bags under those eyes.  I’m glad I work from home.  Maybe I’m getting too old for this?  NAHHH
August starts tomorrow and I have a new project I’ll be doing, August Break, with Susannah Conway.  It is a picture prompt so that will fit right in with my 365 Picture Project.  Bet you can’t wait! 
How was your July?  Ready for August?  Love to hear about it.

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20 Responses to July in Janetville – James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Neil Diamond

  1. dweezer19 says:

    You look awesomely happy.. i saw Neil in concert in the 70’s right around the time Jonathan Livingston Seagull was released.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos are great. I saw James Taylor in concert years and years ago. It was before he got sober, so some of his lyrics were “unique.” I’ve also seen his brother, Livingston, in concert– and he was as good of a musician as his brother– and seemed more genuine somehow.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      You know what, Ally, every once in a while James kind of mumbled some of his lyrics and I wondered if he had forgotten the words! I’ve never heard of Livingston so I don’t know his music. Thanks for the info!

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  3. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond, especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yes, Sweet Caroline is one of my favorites too! Thanks for commenting. I think WordPress doesn’t know we are “friends” yet so it put your comments in moderation/spam folders. 😦

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  4. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond, especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  5. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  6. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  7. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  8. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  9. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  10. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially his song, Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  11. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond…especially his song, Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  12. What fun! I’ve always loved Neil Diamond, especially his song Sweet Caroline. 🙂

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  13. SDC says:

    Lol…*BEEN*

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  14. SDC says:

    This is coming to Detroit August 8. I’ve bern debating!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It was a really good show. They are both engaging with the crowd and it is really a “hits” kind of show. They are not out there trying to promote new songs. The crowd was really able to get into it with them.

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