Wednesday, April 23, 2008

a lovely knoxville evening

Yesterday afternoon, I met Stan up at Downtown Grille and Brewery for a pint on the patio. The aim was to read, but then some other friends came along and we got to talking. It was such a lovely early evening for porch sitting and conversation. I lucked into a ticket to see Alison Krauss and Robert Plant at the Civic Colosseum. So after Stan left, the girls and I had another beer and a snack, and off we went to the show.

Robert Plant is a helluva entertainer! He's got such bravado, and he really flips that curly hair around. Alison Krauss has a beautiful voice, and even though the sound in that venue is t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e, she still sounded angelic.

I dont go to shows that often anymore, but I was glad to luck into these tickets and be in the company of good friends and good music.


ck said...

we need to tear down that whole complex. they destroyed half of downtown to create that place (and its parking garages) in the 60s and it sucks for concerts? c'mon. we don't even need it now that the tennessee theater has been renovated. we could build back a cool new urban neighborhood on that land.

Mickey said...

ck- It's ugly, too.

Anonymous said...

I agree that it is hideously ugly. But it is at least good for hockey games.

Chris said...

Plant would sound good in a phone booth. they make those anymore?