We went to Willie. Willie Nelson that is. It was an awe inspiring moment in my life. My dear friend Kelley told me that seeing The Boss for the first time was a spiritual experience. I have yet to see Bruce Springsteen. But Willie Nelson was a spiritual experience for me.
We went to Willie celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday. For icing on the cake we spent a little extra for amazing seats. Celebrity Theater in Phoenix is a small, odd venue with a circular stage that moves. But, this particular crowd was perfect. Rather than the smell of kind bud, beer and whiskey the AZ crowd was a little older and subdued for a Sunday evening. But we celebrated with a fantastic dinner followed by Willie Nelson served up with whiskey and beer. It was a delicious evening.
Willie has his trusty guitar with the big hole in it, his American flag guitar strap, cowboy hat, bandana and sister Barbara on the piano.
Willie played several of my favorites including Georgia On My Mind, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain and City of New Orleans. We were eight rows back and Willie even though 79 sounded crisp, relevant and lovely. A true living legend in my mind. Our babysitter at 19 had no idea who he was