Many years ago my brother and I took our mother to a Cleveland Indians game in Florida. She had always wanted to go. We saw Bob Feller at the game. Coincidentally it turned out that there was going to be a Space Shuttle launch in the middle of the night, and being the big nerds we are, my brother and I wanted to see it. So we all three drove out to Cocoa beach to watch it. This was in the early days of cell phones and digital cameras but I had both at the time. It was an overcast, dark morning and as the Shuttle was launching I was trying to capture it with both devices. It was into the clouds in seconds and out of sight.
Why am I telling you this? Because I ended up with a couple crappy pictures instead of just taking in a very rare opportunity for someone from Ohio to just experience a Space Shuttle launch in person.
But I learned my lesson.
Last night I only took a single picture, mostly to send to my brothers to make them jealous.
That is Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and in front in Phil Collins. That is Genesis. For the first time in a pretty long time we went to a concert and it was great. They played for over two hours and had a wonderful set list (including Follow you, Follow me which Phil also played on his solo tour, (this is the first song my wife and I danced to when we got married 100 years ago)). We saw Phil Collins on his solo tour a few years ago and there definitely has been some loss of singing ability so he had some backup singers to fill in the gaps. They also played a few instrumental sets to give him time to rest between songs. He sang Home by the Sea and as it was ending I was turning to my wife to say, “It would be cool if they played Second Home by the Sea” but before I could get it out they started playing Second Home by the Sea!
It was a lovely evening out to dinner and a show with friends.