|Opening with "Make Me Smile"|
And they did--an auspicious beginning--and they played the song a couple times throughout. I turned to Xing Fu with a big smile on my face--he had the same & we both knew that even if it seems a little hokey, having that song be the opening one was a big deal for us--a very good big deal.
Not that Chicago is normally the kind of musical fare that I tend to listen to but I need to say that they were certainly part of the background of my childhood--it actually surprised me a bit to realize that I knew far more of their songs than I realized.
It has been a heavy concert summer yet again. I asked Xing Fu if his ticket stubs have increased exponentially since he met me--he said no question--we do go to a lot of live music. This summer we've seen: The Decemberists, Peter Frampton, Death Cab For Cutie, Chicago, and will be seeing Wilco & Leo Kottke. I can't remember if we've seen any others but like last summer there have been a lot. Good--something we can share that we love to do--like that sailing thing...