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Sunday
Sep212014

Barbara T: Chideo Walden Sweepstakes Winner

Thanks so much to Barbara for sharing her evening with all of us!

 

Barbara's Story

 Last night was wonderful. A beautiful venue, elegant decor, delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine/cocktails, and a very elegant and delicious buffet. Very nice youngish local couple sat beside us whose company we enjoyed (table for 10). The man was a little jealous because I beat him out of the Sweep!! (But they were both very happy for me).

The rep from Chideo arrived and we introduced ourselves (a really likable young guy). Shortly after dinner we were escorted to the room to meet Don!! So excited!!! With all the rehearsing in my mind yesterday of what I wanted to say to him, it was "Wasted Time". There were approx 20 people lined up in the room waiting for his arrival.

I was not disappointed when he came in looking handsome, as usual, in suit and tie, accompanied by Robert Redford. Redford was quite friendly and nice. The line moved really quickly, so no one was able to spend time chatting. When I came to Don, my memory has gone. I do remember for sure us putting our arms around each other's back for the photos that were quickly taken. I remember saying that I loved him, not in a romantic way, and he responded in that deep voice, "I understand". When he asked where I was from and I told him (Richmond, Va), he said it was good to have some Southerners there. TIMES UP! I had to move on. Don't remember anything else. But I didn't cry as I had feared I would.

After the meet and greet was over, there was another reception with cocktails and dessert, and this is where Joe and Timothy came in. We spoke briefly to both of them. Redford was not present here, and Glenn never showed. I was never able to get to Don at the reception. He was occupied by others (probably local donors who he knows). Some people were taking cell phone pics, so the Chideo rep told me I could go for it. Got a few of Don and Joe. Timothy had disappeared by then. Don and Joe were only there about 5 minutes or so before they left for another room.

So then we proceeded into the theater and were seated for the concert.....Orchestra, Row I, seats 10 and 12. Not quite as close as I had hoped for but much better than any we've had in the past and at a better price!! First Don welcomed everyone (he is quite the Master of Ceremonies!), then he presented the Environmental Challenge Awards (4) to individuals/groups, then the presentation of the 2014 Global Environmental Leadership Award to Robert Redford.

A pretty lengthy, but interesting, acceptance speech was given. After presentations ended and the stage was readied, the concert began with How Long (yay, a song from LROOE), Take It To The Limit, Train Leaves Here This Morning (yes, Bernie participated), Peaceful Easy Feeling, I Can't Tell You Why, Lyin' Eyes, Witchy Woman (new version), Already Gone, One Of These Nights (love it), Heartache Tonight, Those Shoes (love it), In The City, Life's Been Good, Dirty Laundry (got people on their feet), Funk #49, Life In The Fast Lane (still sounds better than ever), Hotel California, Take It Easy, and Desperado (Oh No, I know what that means   ).

As I said in an earlier post, early on during the show Glenn pointed out someone with a camera/phone and said unless they were a doctor to put it away.....no videoing. And then, during Dirty Laundry, Don paused briefly and said to someone up front to "put that down"!!! I applauded  . Wonderful, more intimate concert with great sound; the best I've heard. The Chideo rep remarked to us after the show was over that this was his first ever Eagles concert (he's a fan of a [I can't remember] ? rock band whose shows he's been to 6-7 times) and it was the best concert he's ever heard!! The sound was so tight it was like listening to an album.

So, my book has pretty much come to an end. I have to say that if I never scratch another thing off my bucket list, I'll be quite satisfied. My hot air balloon flight 5 years ago, and the ultimate bucket list item of meeting Don Henley (a having his arm around me) prior to an intimate, best ever Eagles concert, can keep me pretty satisfied until my time runs out. And on top of that is the fact that it took place at a special event for a cause that benefits all of mankind. This is definitely on my list of Top 5 most memorable events in my life, thanks to Don Henley and the Walden Woods Project, Chideo, and the Eagles (for their special performance). 


So, while I was "Busy Being Fabulous", something was happening in my life. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I won that sweepstakes and my path and Don Henley's path crossed for a reason..."I don't know why". I may never know, but he has touched my life (and my back, haha!) with his beautiful voice and songwriting, musical talents, environmental efforts, and just because I believe he is an all-around good person (no matter how much fame and fortune he has). This special time has allowed my life to be touched by all of the kind people I met at the event, as well as allowing me to connect with some very special "friends" (you know who you are) and to have all of you lesser-known group members who share the same love with me to reach out to me in special ways. THANK YOU ALL. (Maybe the crossing paths was to bring us all together ?).


Sunday
Sep212014

Walden Woods Project Global Environmental Leadership Award Event 

September 16, 2014

Chideo Winner

Barbara T was the winner of the Chideo Sweepstakes and shared her experience with us. We've created a page all about her evening.

Press

Boston Globe: Robert Redford Honored for Environmental Activism

Lincoln Journal: Henley, Redford Drum Up Support for Walden Woods Project

 

Photos 

Image from Sain A.From Kevin Mazur's Instagram Account

From Kevin Mazur's Instagram Account. Photo by Joe Walsh

Setlist

courtesy of Sain A.

How Long
Take It To The Limit
Train Leaves Here This Morning
Peaceful Easy Feeling
I Can't Tell You Why
Lyin' Eyes
Witchy Woman
Already Gone
One of These Nights
Heartache Tonight
Those Shoes
In The City
Life's Been Good
Dirty Laundry
Funk #49
Life in the Fast Lane
(Encore)
Hotel California
Take It Easy
Desperado


Sunday
Sep212014

The Latest Talk on the Street (9/1-9/21)

Can you tell summer vacation is over? It's been a while since we've done a talk on the street post, so there's lots to see here.

Walden Woods Project Global Environmental Leadership Award Event

Page we created for the Event

Barbara T: Chideo Sweepstakes Winner Shares Her Story

 

On the Road

Concert Reviews, Photos, Etc from:

Des Moines 

Grand Rapids

Newark

Allentown

Boston

New York

Salt Lake City

From the Internet

Ultimate Classic Rock Ranked Eagles albums from worst to best. Do you agree?

Don Henley gave an interview to preview the Walden Benefit and Boston Show

Ex Iron Maiden Guitarist says he was fired for liking the Eagles


Eagles Happenings

Prior to the Grand Rapids show, the band arranged to meet with the DJ who helped "Best of My Love" become their first number one hit.

Kalamazoo DJ to meet the Eagles 4 Decades After Helping Band Get #1 Hit

Eagles Give Kalamazoo DJ Shout-Out at Concert

Photo from Mlive.com

Joe appeared on the Today Show to assist JD Dolan with his icebuck challenge.

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Sunday
Aug312014

The Latest Talk on the Street (8/17-8/31)

The tour has started back again! Are you excited?

We're going to start trying something a little new with tour information. When we went to this new site builder several years ago, we lost the tour pages we had created. So...we're bringing it back. Click on the name of the show you are interested in to see reviews and photos. If you'd like to just browse the shows we have available, you can do that from the Eagles Live page.  Every Thursday, we'll be highlighting a show or two from the past.  We hope you enjoy this!

Salt Lake City, UT (September 2nd) -- Preview now...come back later for show details
Lake Tahoe, NV (August 29th and 30th)
Portland, OR (August 27th) 
Tacoma, WA (August 25th) 

Vintage Show

Grand Prairie, TX (June 10th, 2003)

News

Eagles rocker backs Braley, offers concert tickets to donors

 
 

 

New Site Content

Stand and Be Counted -- Don Henley talks about musical activism in this television special.

 

 

 

 

Take it to the Limit -- Randy sings his signature song on The Nasvhille Network back in the late '80s.

 

 

 

 

Randy Meisner on American Journal -- From 1994.  Randy expresses his disappointment at not being asked back for the resumption tour. There's lots of great rare video in this, including some live Randy performances and a quick quote from Joe Walsh.

 

 

 

Timothy and The Breed on Malibu U -- From 1969.  Tim's Pre-Eagles band The Breed frolics on this 60s version of Total Request Live.

 

 

 

 

Glenn Frey Signature Golf -- 1998.  The premise of the show is that they wander around a golf course and talk to golfers and celebrities about their lives and their games. They also have the players try to recreate a famous golf shot.

 

 

 

Joe Walsh MTV Guest VJ -- From 1985

Wednesday
Aug202014

Charles M. Young, Eagles Interviewer Passes Away

Rolling Stone writer, Charles M. Young has passed away. Mr. Young wrote two cover stories about the Eagles. He also played for the magazine's team in the famous baseball grudge match with the Eagles. We were introduced to him in London in 2008 when he was working on his most recent Eagles article. He was incredibly gracious and kind to a couple of fans and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. He will be missed.  He will be missed.

Obituary

Eagles: Peaceful, Uneasy Feeling (2008)

The Eagles: Hell is for Heroes (1979)