Thursday, May 8, 2008

Anna Mae is coming to town

Did you hear? Tina Turner is going to tour this fall ... after a retirement of 8 years. Now that is just about as perfect a reason as any to go stand in line for some tickets.

I have seen some great concerts along the way ... real highlights: Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, even Stevie Wonder opening for The Rolling Stones. But Tina Turner is the performer I've seen more than anyone.

I've kind of lost count. But I certainly remember the first time.

Honolulu, an arena then called H-I-C. Free from Ike, Tina was returning to the stage with the "What's Love Got to Do With It?" tour. She had legs and knew how to use them.

Anticipation and the smell of plumeria in the air. Going to that concert at nearly 30 felt just as thrilling as the first shows I saw in high school.

That woman is awesome. I'm heading out to stand in line.

Robin, Tempe

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