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The big weekend and a concert

I’ve been busy all weekend, and am now dreading Monday morning. 2:10 am when I started writing this and i’m still wide awake, with any luck I’ll be able to fall asleep around 4 and get a few hours sleep before I have to be up again.

Much of Thursday was taken up by the annual Thanksgiving schedule in my family: Arrive at grandma’s house by noon, eat at two, and leave sometime around 6 or 7. Friday and Saturday weren’t very fun; I caught whatever it was my dad and sister had earlier in the week and spent most of my time in the bathroom or coughing. Sunday was packed. My other grandma had her own Thanksgiving with my uncle so I got stuffed yet again. Shortly after that my dad and I left for East Lansing to see Jethro Tull (w/ special guest Lucia Micarelli) at the MSU Auditorium.

Tonight’s concert was the best of the three I’ve been to: 2001 – Commonground Festival, Lansing; 2003 – Soaring Eagle Casino; 2005 – East Lansing. The concert itself was a little over two hours long, not including the 20-25 minute intermission in the middle. Seats were good, accoustics were great, and the set list was fresh. Lucia’s playing was phenomenal, and complemented the band perfectly. It doesn’t hurt that I love to hear ‘classic’ instruments used to create rock music. Some things stuck in my head: “Kashmir” was a powerful piece, “She Is Like The Swallow” was fun to listen to with the alternating themes.

My dad and I both agreed: We would love to see Lucia take a more regular role with Tull.

Now to try out that sleep thing.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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