the concert was GREAT! here we are before it started, one of the usher guys offered to take our photo and it came out nice! while we were walking around, we kept hearing bagpipes music and i thought it was just music that was on a speaker somewhere, and we rounded the bend
and it was this!!! these are the "seattle firefighter pipers and drummers"! they looked so amazing in their outfits, and perfectly in step! and they were FIREMEN! always very cool! they were going all around key arena, and then they went into the stage area and were playing there. they played at this section and then went to another section and played there, and when they would leave that area, the crowd would cheer. so they were playing down near us, but we were up a little way in our seats already, and i wanted to get a better photo. lloyd said, just go down there and take one closer. well, it was kind of crowded, and i had this shot which i thought was pretty good, so i did not go down there. and then the crowd cheered again, but the firemen were still playing. and i looked in that direction, and there was rod stewart walking through the crowd towards the stage! if i had gone down there to get my photo, i would have been standing in the path of rod stewart! i should have gone down for the photo!
well, he finally came out and performed, and it was great! he played almost every one of our favorites, (except for 'passion', but i can live with that!) and ended with 'maggie may' as the encore. he performed about 2 1/2 hours! and i really liked his wardrobe, he changed about 5 or 6 times...i like when they do that! just me, i'm weird that way! this photo of the concert is not very good...i tried to take some others, but the lights do something weird with the camera and they didn't come out. i took a few with my cell phone too that came out cruddy, but i have another weird thing...i have the cruddy photos from other concerts on there too! i have a couple cruddy shots of the lenny kravitz concert, cruddy shots of aerosmith/lenny kravitz concert, cruddy shot of elton john, and now of rod stewart! i did not have the same phone at the times we went to see prince, or i would have cruddy shots of him too! no one else sees them, i just know they are there!