The Stampeders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOVbJ9kMkyw
Ray Charles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyVuYAHiZb8
Trust me I was laughing at the lyrics as their are ridiculous lyrics but one of the funniest oldies song out there. We had a 15 minute break in between the 2 sets. At he very end the second or 3rd last song was Sweet City Woman which I think was the best idea putting one of their most popular songs out there for the end, like the saying goes, save the best for last! Kim had one amazing drumming solo at the end of the and it amazed me how he could be able to do that in his 70's and he went on with his solo about 3 - 4 minutes and it wasn't light strokes, it was hard core drumming and I was so amazed by it too! Ronnie saying this which was funny: "Were too old to go off then come back on" and of course they did their On Core for 2 more songs.
On our way out we didn't realize that we were in the line for autographs and of course my mom said, "Chris would like to get an autograph" I didn't say say no, I said yes of course! Once in a lifetime opportunity. so we waited in line for the singing trio to come out and the lineup went fast as we were near the top of the seats to begin with. When it came to my turn I quickly bought a The Stampeders CD and got Rich, Kim and Ronnie to sign it both and was really neat to talk to Rock Stars from back in the good ole day! Ronnie of course made me laugh calling Kim an old guy... Haha.
In conclusion to this rather lengthy blog post but you guys seem to enjoy the longer posts from time to time but anyways I told my mom and dad I'd like to see more older bands in person, I will not be young forever and I should enjoy these moments and seeing some familiar bands from the 80's and 90's. Also I am very familiar with these bands as I GREW up with these bands living with my parents all my life and listening to the music in the car traveling on vacations or to places locally or to the big smoke Toronto!
Have a great Sunday!