Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bonnie Raitt's 'Magic Waters'

There's a quote from 'Field of Dreams' that I've always loved.
Terrance Mann {James Earl Jones} is sitting in the bleachers & Ray {Kevin Costner} is wondering if anyone will come to his 'Field of Dreams'. Mann Says,
"They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray."

The people did come to see Miss Bonnie Raitt & it was as 'if we had dipped ourselves in Magic Waters'. Her music was a pool of memories that flowed over us like a gentle wave. She was AMAZING!

Courtney & I walked down the Event Center hallway early in the afternoon when we first got to Pala Casino, to use the 'facilities'. I was telling her how cool I thought it was that they had Bonnie playing over the speakers for all of her fans, really a nice touch.

Then, we heard Bonnie stop singing & start talking. We walked over to some nearby double doors & looking through the crack we saw this...

You can barely make out the picture, but yep...that is Bonnie rehearsing with her band. I can't believe Court got this picture through that little, tiny crack in the doors, she rocks! ;)

We played some slots & came out ahead overall, baby girl did the best, winning $57 on video poker.


Texas was well represented, with my Magnolia Pearl Tee & Texas Charm Necklace!

Finally, we took our seats as the show was about to begin. How thoughtful of them to have a little bar right inside the Event Center, so convenient. I did par take in a variety of libations, but this was my birthday present, so Courtney was our DD...TG! {don't I look a little too happy here? lol}

The show was off the charts...really! Bonnie is 61 & rocks it like she's 20. She sang everything I could have asked for. 2 hours of heart breakin, hard rockin, soulful blues as only Bonnie can do.
Once again I find...I 'Wish You Were Here' Sweet Hearts!!!



Lynn Richards said...

She is truly an amazing performer!! Glad you had such a great time, my friend!

Sue said...

What a fun way to enjoy your b-day! And what's a couple of drinks when you're celebrating? You look as if you're having a blast. hugs, Sue

Alice said...

Looks as though you were having a blast! How fun to be sharing all this with your daughter!!!

Cathy said...

Oh what a good time! There is nothing better then a GOOD CONCERT! Especially a musician that you does sooth the soul! Glad to see you sportin the shirt and "bling" from Texas too! Cathy aka GGJ

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love her and hope to see her again! So glad you had a good time and enjoyed it all!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh I wish I was there toooooo! She is one of my favs. What a great concert it must have been. You lucky dogs. You look so pretty Susie, and so happy. Very cool. Big hug, Riki

Michele said...

Like I said - Bonnie never lets you down. So happy for you! What a great evening to share with your daughter!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

i too have always remembered the line 'people will come ray' from the film field of dreams; great line and great film. glad you enjoyed your special trip and concert...

Rene Foust said...

Sounds like a night to remember!!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Love her...just love her. I remember going to see her at the University of Minnesota ages ago. She sang for about an hour and then we all were told to leave the auditorium and go outside (nice summer night no problem). Four hours later, she started again. I guess she sobered up. I hear she has really sobered up now.
Glad you had such a special night!