Friday, October 2, 2009

Bryan Adams 11

Last night I saw Bryan Adams play in a smaller venue, which was very nicely done. I've been a big fan of his for the last 25 years and I've always enjoyed seeing him play live. He played only with an acoustic guitar and harmonica, his voice and a pianist who played along for about 2/3 of the songs. He started off by playing one of his classic songs off the Reckless album, Run to you. Bryan then played a mix of his new songs (from the Album 11) some older songs and some I've never heard of. He entertained us with stories and also explained the inspirations for some songs.

Now you might be wondering what this has to do with iPhones but there is a connection, I promise! I bought the four tickets in June using my iPhone because I was away at the time. I also had a bid on some premium seats that gave the ticket holders a post concert meeting and photo op with Bryan. I was tracking my bid while in Vegas but got outbid by someone who was willing to part with more money than I was. Last night I was kicking myself thinking that I should have kept bidding, but considering I was losing money in Vegas at the time I was trying to be financially prudent.

The story continues... I used my iPhone last night to find the venue and work our way through the one-way streets to find parking that didn't require a cab ride to the concert. Nearing the end of the excellent performance Bryan Adams put on, a member of the audience yelled out "Bryan can we take pictures?" His answer was "sure" and out came the cameras! I've never seen anything like it. At once point I looked around and saw many iPhones up getting shots of the show. There were a few 3GS iPhones taking video too. Funny thing was, i kept my iPhone in my pocket and resisted the urge to bring it out. I was enjoying the show too much!

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