Oh Look…It’s Bryan Adams!

I know a lot of you are waiting to read the conclusion to my vacation with Sunshine, but this past weekend I got the greatest surprise from the love of my life.

Y’see, a few months ago they announced that Bryan Adams was performing in his first full-scale rock concert tour of Canada in about 20 years. I know I’ve gone on about my love of KISS and how their music helped shape my life, but Bryan Adams is definitely a Top 5 all-time favorite performer (and is also on that list of albums).

I was fortunate enough to have seen him in concert 20 years ago, actually. It was a big-time concert by the beach with Sloan, Sass Jordan, Extreme, the Steve Miller Band, and then Adams as the headliner. It was during his Waking Up The Neighbors tour and I knew every word of every song of his set.

I never thought I’d be able to enjoy his music live and in person again.

With the possibility of going on a cruise coming so last minute, the possibility of us seeing Bryan Adams was next to zero. In fact, with Sunshine not being his biggest fan (she likes him and all, but isn’t a huge fan like I am), I had put the whole thought of seeing him in concert to bed…never to be thought of again.

Well…imagine my surprise to have been given this on Friday afternoon:

That’s right. My unbelievable, incredibly awesome new fiance bought two tickets to see Bryan Adams as a surprise gift for me!!

Because the concert was last night and was about five empty seats away from a sell-out, the fact she could even get tickets was surprising. The seats were about as far away from the stage as you could get (she said that she would have gotten better seats if they were available), but I didn’t care. The show was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t be happier to be engaged to the most thoughtful, amazing woman in the world.

So to kick-start the week, here are some of the songs that Adams performed last night. He’s still got an amazing voice and, quite frankly, probably sounds better now than he did twenty years ago!



9 thoughts on “Oh Look…It’s Bryan Adams!

  1. He is not only a great performer but a fantastic lyricist. The songs are great because the words are amazing. He knows how to dig in deep and explain exactly how you feel in a multitude of scenarios. Has always been and will always be my favourite male artist. I was lucky enough to see him in 2006 when he was here and lamented the fact I missed him in 1992. Still an entertainer and still one of the best.

  2. For the record,I do enjoy Bryan Adams’ music, he’s just never someone I would have necessarily wanted to see in concert…but I gotta say, he put on an amazing show last night and my enjoyment of his music has definitely been rekindled. 🙂

  3. My all time favorite Bryan Adams song is Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman. That song is just so perfect… What a great show. I’ve loved him ever since Cuts Like a Knife! 🙂

    Sounds like a great time.

    1. I’ve always liked that song, but never loved it.

      I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, though. He played a couple of my favorites (Summer of 69, Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven) so I have no complaints.

      I certainly didn’t leave the concert wishing he had played such-and-such a song because he played a LOT of hits in 2 1/2 hours.

  4. Wow, what an awesome surprise!! nicely done Sunshine 😉 I LOVE me some Bryan Adams. Love his gravely voice, love his romantic songs, reminds me of middle school and high school dances hehe 😉

    1. Y’know, his voice is surprisingly crisp…especially for a 52 year old who has been singing for years now. Sure, he can growl when he wants, but we were both impressed with just how good he sounded last night.

  5. What a kick ass lady love you have there. I am a little young for Bryan Adams, but I know what you mean about concerts you want to see but can’t DMB is playing on mine and C’s 5th anniversary here but it is $108 buck (total) for lawn seats.

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