Friday, July 3, 2009


Life doesn't always pan out as expected. We can set goals, make plans, arrange details, outline travel plans and make appointments; we can put blood, sweat and tears into a project only to have everything go topsy turvy and
make us start all over again.

Such was the case this weekend, resulting in a great day in Park City which culminated with the Blood, Sweat and Tears concert at Deer Valley.

Who woulda thunk it?

Anyway, plans were trashed, appointments were cancelled and travel plans were remapped. And we made it to the Blood, Sweat and Tears concert with time to spare!

The group was great, the wine-toting crowd was jubilant to be toting wine (new liquor laws were passed this past week in Utah and whether the new laws affected outdoor concerts and the ability to bring in your own booze, or not, I don't know, but the crowd was celebrating)!

With 42 years of music and close to 250 band members behind them, Blood, Sweat & Tears looked VERY different but managed to rock the crowd with some classic favorites. Drum, piano and base combinations were amazing. The trumpeter was brilliant. The trombonist was classy. The blues they played were, well, blue. And the place rocked.

Spinning Wheel Made Me So Very Happy, and I really hope Lisa was listening.

No rain, in spite of every weather forecast and gray clouds overhead in the early afternoon. Lots of sun, it didn't completely set until after the concert was over, although it dropped behind the mountain about 7:15 or so. Cool breeze. Blankets, windbreakers, low chairs and people...and wine, lots of wine...all the way up the ski slope.

We packed a picnic, blankets and jackets. Decked in cowboy hats and boots we fit right in at Deer Valley. All that was missing were the blinding diamonds dripping from my neck and fingers. It was a great day and night.

I love it when a plan (or no plan) comes together.

Tonight didn't take a lot of effort, just some flexibility and, of course, Blood, Sweat and Tears.


Blood, Sweat & Tears "And When I Die"

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