OurLand, Lincoln Center Out of Doors 7.29.12. WOWWWWW.
Dreaming. I must have been dreaming. My Aunt Wendie put it well, she said she’d be excited to stand on that stage and not do anything. I had that experience too, before anyone arrived, posting a set list on the stage I stood there, not a soul in sight, 6,000 empty white folding seats, an empty stage, silence. It was, in the true sense of the word, awesome.
Now paint that empty canvas of stage with a grand piano, an outstanding band filled with Blue Oyster Cult’s Joe & Albert Bouchard, R&R Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway from Alice Cooper Group, Music Director Chris Flynn, soul legend Tami Lynn, my favorite background singers ever Tish & Snooky, the lovely Sherryl Marshall, Artistic Director and Rock Star Joe Hurley, and, there in the middle.(Apple in throat.) Me.
Well, as the first lyric of the U2 song I was singing says: Oh my love, it’s a long way we’ve come.
Photos by Bill Desjardin