Aug. 14, 2001

Ray Charles

Went with my dad to see Ray Charles perform at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. Tremendously entertaining show with a great accompanying big band. Now I have no right to complain when I struggle with difficult chords on my acoustic guitar — at least I can see the instrument that I’m playing!

You know, there’s something special about watching a concert in an open-air theater on a summer night. During a quiet introduction to one song, I could actually hear the crickets in surrounding Fairmount Park. You won’t hear that in a huge indoor arena.

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Photo credit: Mann Center for the Performing Arts