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!