The Eagles In Concert And A Challenge For You

Paul Morrone |

By Tom Morrone CFP®, CPA

I can’t tell you why, but I have been an Eagles fan for basically my whole life. Maybe I connect with their music and the stories that they tell, and the long run of their career has been an incredible story. Cathy and I saw them about eight years ago and they were amazing and have always said that one of these nights we will see them again. Well that happened this past July 21st because our children gave us tickets for Christmas to see them in Boston. We had plenty of time to plan our little Boston excursion which of course started with reserving accommodations. We stayed in a Windham which was no hotel California but was in walking distance to the TD Garden. The drive to Boston was exactly what you would expect but once we were in the city it got a little busier and the traffic was very chaotic. It was living life in the fast lane for sure. Once we checked into the hotel, we were able to take it easy before we attacked Boston with vengeance.

The show was not until later Saturday night, so we had the day in front of us. We did all the touristy things. We walked down to the seaport and the Quincy Market area. We walked through the North End and smelled all the great Italian food. We had a late lunch at Legal Seafood complimented with a nice cold beer. Later we had ice cream sundaes. Life’s been good, and we certainly were enjoying ourselves. The day was winding down, but we knew we had to get over it and get back to the hotel to freshen up before the concert. The day went by like a New York minute. After all the walking around Boston, it felt good to lie down for an hour to get recharged and have the peaceful easy feeling before heading to the concert.

Once in our seats you could feel the energy in the air and when the Eagles took the stage the crowd went out of control. Those die-hard fans know about the passing of Glenn Frey and his son Deacon stepping into his father’s shoes at age 24. Also, Vince Gill is now an Eagle and he has a very successful musical career as a non-Eagle. Deacon was certainly the new kid in town but did not disappoint the crowd. Don Henley was, well Don Henley. Joe Walsh lived up to his reputation and he seemed to take it to the limit with his guitar antics, crazy body language and facial expressions with every song they played. Listening and watching them perform so many iconic songs was like living through a musical journey. Even though they played for almost three hours which included three encores, it seemed that they just appeared on stage and the next moment they were already gone. It was magical!

Cathy and I want to again thank our children (and their spouses of course) for providing us with yet another opportunity to create a memory together. Priceless.

Now, for those looking for a challenge, name all the Eagles songs that I artfully have woven through the writing above. I will give you a hint in that there are more than 10 and less than 20 songs. The first person to respond with all the correct songs, in the correct order, will get a Dunkin Donuts gift card and a high five from me at some point in the future. Happy hunting.

Until the Next Tom’s Take…