Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Eagles Concert


On November 23rd, Terry and I went to the Eagles concert at The Amway Center (400 W Church St #200, Orlando, FL). Tickets for seating on the floor were over $100. We sat in the bleachers just a few rows up from the floor. When we got to the Amway, I realized I didn't bring a water vile to refill my brushes. I had streamlined my art supplies so that I could get through security. I tried to get a cup for water from a vendor but they wouldn't give me one without selling me a beer. I decided to use my brush until it ran dry. Then I went and scavenged a half full water bottle from the trash about halfway through the concert. Most of the time the Arena was pitch black with the only light coming from the stage making the sketch a challenge. A beach ball was batted around by the crowd until the performers got on stage.

Of course from this distance it was impossible to see the singers faces except or the jumbo trons. One singer chastised members of the audience who were standing the whole time saying that everyone had paid to see the performance. He would let them know when it was appropriate to stand. By the end of the concert everyone was standing and dancing. I had been to one other Eagles concert and was blown away by their energy. This was the last concert on a long tour by the Eagles and though they played tight, I felt like they might be tired and thinking about relaxing after the tour. To me, their hearts weren't in the game.

Regardless, they performed many crowd favorites like "Desperado", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "Take It Easy." The large screens behind the stage could move and they were used to project movies that tied in with each song. Even if it wasn't their most energetic concert, I'm glad we were there.

1 comment:

Brian Feldman said...

I still don’t understand how you aren’t getting comp tickets to every event at that arena. Who else is doing what you are in Orlando? Nobody!