Awe-Inspiring August 2018 – August Break

Today’s prompt for #TheAugustBreak2018 is “Happiness Is…” 

Oh, you know, a lot of things are happy things for me.  I’m basically a pretty easy going person.  For the sake of the prompt though, I’m going with Happiness is Concert going.  I bet you could have guessed that.

We went to a concert last night at one of our favorite places, The Mountain Winery in Saratoga.  The view is stunning when there isn’t so much haze from the fire smoke.  The weather was outstanding.  Warm but not too hot.  I had a sleeveless dress on and did not need a cover-up all night.  The bands we saw were oldies:  Tommy Tutone started off, followed by Greg Kihn, then Loverboy and the headliner was Rick Springfield. 

Of course we have to have our concert photo to prove we are having a good time.

Because there were 4 bands playing and the Winery has noise restrictions after 10:30 on the weeknights, each of the groups were only able to play about four songs.  That’s kind of okay because there were only about 4 songs I knew from each of them!
Tommy Tutone:

I got a short clip of 867-5309 which is about the only song I really knew of his.

Greg Kihn came next.  

Everyone knows Jeopardy and the Break Up Song.   


I considered “Hot Girls In Love” my theme song for the longest time πŸ™‚

Finally it was time for Rick Springfield.  This guitar was on the stage before he started.

I think I was too old for him because when he was big on the Soap Opera General Hospital I was working during the day and while I knew the song Jessie’s Girl, I wasn’t really over the top in love with him. 

He does look good for 69 though and when he took his jacket off the girls were screaming.

This hard working drummer played with 3 of the 4 bands.  Loverboy had their own drummer.

After the show, Mars was visible in the night sky.

I did get some video of each of the bands and I’ll be checking the quality and putting them up on my YouTube channel.  I’ll let you know when they’re there, or you could “favorite” me and then you’ll get a notice πŸ™‚  
How about you?  What does Happiness mean to you?  Do you remember these bands?  Have a favorite?  Love to hear about it.  

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16 Responses to Awe-Inspiring August 2018 – August Break

  1. joey says:

    Great to see these guys still rockin out, even a few songs each. I was a little kid, so I did not have a crush on Rick Springfield, but yeah, he’s a good lookin guy, even now πŸ™‚ Glad you had a great time!

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  2. Shelley says:

    Love your enthusiasm for these events! Your smile in your photo says it all! πŸ™‚ I did kind of have a crush on Rick back in the day…it’s faded, but nice to know he’s still eye candy for the girls!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks, Shelley. I am having a blast. I can only count on the fingers of one hand the concerts that we have been less than thrilled with in the 100 or so that we’ve seen which isn’t bad!


  3. Ally Bean says:

    I cannot look at Rick Springfield without thinking of General Hospital. I wonder how many other people are the same way?

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I’ll bet a lot, Ally. He talks about it during the show, as well as all the other shows he’s been in. I’m too old for that and truthfully have never seen him in any of them!

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  4. Great pics of the bands. What a gorgeous venue! I will be seeing this lineup in FL in 2 weeks. Very excited. I go to as many Rick Springfield concerts as possible. He just makes me happy. Thanks for sharing your summer concert

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      We had never seen him before and he did put on a good show. Very engaging with the audience. Still looks pretty good after all these years too! Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I guess I’m lazy, too. But I do love to listen to my iPod while working my jigsaw puzzle. I just heard Jessie’s Girl last night!

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  6. That looks like fun. We don’t go to enough concerts… too lazy, I guess.

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  7. LA says:

    Great line up. I sort of love Rick Springfield….

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