I have found the ONE reason (perhaps the only reason) that I LOVE living in CLEVELAND, OHIO....
Last night I attended the show "It's Only Rock and Roll" at Cleveland Public Hall.
This is a concert event held by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to benefit their Education Fund. Table on the floor cost $1000 but balcony seating only cost $10 per ticket.
Where else could you see 9 acts/groups for $10???
The House Band is absolutely awesome. They are comprised of:
Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel)
Will Lee (The David Letterman Show)
Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special)
Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett)
Rob Arthur (Peter Frampton, Joan Osborne)
and last night - Paul Schaffer from The Letterman Show on keyboards!! (He's a big Rock Hall contributor)
Generally, I don't care for live bands, but these guys were amazing! They played two songs and the acts started...
2007 Rock and Roll of Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes - sang (“Be My Baby,” “Walking in the Rain”)
Billy Squier (“The Stroke,” “Everybody Wants You")
Mitch Ryder ("Devil with the Blue Dress On,” “Sock it to me Baby")
Tone Loc - (“Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina”)
Deniece Williams (“Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” “Let’s Hear it For the Boy”)
Dr. Hook (“Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover the Rolling Stone”)
A Taste of Honey (“Boogie, Oogie, Oogie,” “Sukiyaki”)
Tom Cochrane (“Life is a Highway,” “Lunatic Fringe")
Russell Tompkins, Jr. from The Stylistics.
I wanted to go to this event especially to see Dr. Hook and Billy Squier. I've wanted to see Dr. Hook since I was 8 years old and Billy Squier brings back some of the only enjoyable memories from my miserable teenage years.
Everyone sang at least 2 songs and they were amazing!
Since the tickets were so cheap I bought two and I took my 8 year old son with me. It was a thouroughly enjoyable night out for me - something I've needed desperately with all the stress I've been under the last few weeks!
THANK YOU CLEVELAND!! (But I still want to move to Phoenix!)