Playing the Levitt Shell

I fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing the guitar on the Levitt Shell about two weeks ago.  Two of my former band members came in town for a reunion so I thought it would be fun if we went to the Levitt Shell and staged our own impromptu concert.  Even though the temperatures reached almost 100 degrees, we stood out there for an hour, singing our old songs from the 70’s.  Even my granddaughter got into the act, turning the amp down just when we got really into playing, and strumming guitars on stage.

The band back together one more time

The band back together one more time

In 1975, a then unknown guitarist/singer named Dana Key approached me with the idea of playing there, and I unwisely told him we were not ready and did not have the right equipment to do the gig. I should have jumped at the chance, because Dana Key went on to found Degarmo and Key, one of the most influential Christian Rock groups of the 80’s.

Well, you cannot go back and undo history, but at least you can have a little fun with nostalgia.  Here are a few pics from that reunion concert.  We are all old and gray now, missing a lot of hair, and in our 50’s, but we still can rock out.  We are going to try this again in the fall when the weather is cooler, but this time with a song list prepared and more equipment!

Playing the 'Strat' on stage - what fun!

Playing the 'Strat' on stage - what fun!

At the Levitt Shell - the Three Amigos - Los Tres Hombres, the three Stooges!

At the Levitt Shell - the Three Amigos - Los Tres Hombres, the three Stooges!

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