And on the 7th Day we rested…

And on the 7th Day we rested…

Hi there.

Thanks for popping in, Happy Sunday to you. After a brilliant Friday night at The Black Deer Festival here, just 10 minutes down the road from us, with wonderful Anais Mitchell, and then back on Saturday for a spectacular dance and sing along to none other than the legendary Bonnie Raitt AND my personal favourite, Chrissy Hynde and the Pretenders, Dave and I opted for a softer Sunday. It promised showers too, so we decided to pass on Day 3. Tell you what though, at 73 years of age, Bonnie Raitt is better than ever. Laid back Californian loveliness. Her voice is pitch perfect, and she just looks amazing. And as for Chrissy, well, I’ve always loved her. She’s 71 too! Amazing energy – and so powerful. She comes across as quite an angry woman, a stressy performer, but she always has been. And oh boy! She still has her unique one in a million voice. And I know most of the words too. Talk about let my your down!! We were right up the front – and I got right into it! And I know for sure: Chrissy Hynde looked straight at me, smiled and nodded, like she was happy I was happy. Magic.

I remember many years ago, going to a Beyoncé gig with Grace in Manchester, when she was at university there. Grace is her biggest fan! She has loved that woman from Destiny’s Child days. Anyway, I had got Grace 2 surprise tickets for her and a friend – and she asked me to go with her! How cool is that? In fact, I bought her a Beyoncé ticket for her birthday this year too! Concert’s coming up very soon….Anyway, picture the scene: Beyoncé was on stage, and Grace was standing right at the front. I was standing a little behind Grace, who was dancing and singing, and generally having a blast. I watched as Beyoncé saw Grace in the crowd, and literally stopped in her tracks, did a second take, stared at her, and gave her a big smile. (Grace did look like a young version of Beyoncé, and she’d even done her hair like hers). I will never forget the euphoric look on Grace’s face, when she swang round to see whether I had caught the moment too. “Did you see, Mum?!?!? She smiled at me” And I nodded. Well, I had my Chrissy Hynde moment yesterday too.

Cream crackered today though! I bet Bonnie and Chrissy are too! I was only watching!! Does you good to let rip every now and again. Two all time legends in one night. Bonkers. And both in recovery. Respect.

I retreated to my pottery studio today, to spend some time pottering, and have a talk with my Dad. He may be gone on ahead of us, but I still talk to him most days. He liked The Pretenders too.

Quote for today:

Grief never ends…
but it changes.
It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…
It is the price of Love.

Author unknown.

See you tomorrow in the SHAC at 10am. or catch up later. Let’s do another Flowers and Butterfly Doodle. I’ve got a different one lined up for us – really nice.

Love always,

Barb x x x

11 thoughts on “And on the 7th Day we rested…

  1. I am envious! I’ll Stand by You does it for me every time. Definitely my era and my sort of music, although I am a bit of a rock head anyway.
    What a fantastic weekend it must have been. I am hoping to join you in the SHAC tomorrow, but if not, I will catch up later.
    I hope you have a water supply back now. It must have been tough on everyone. X

  2. What a lovely blog ! Can’t say anymore than that, the first Father’s Day is the hardest (well, it was for me), I remember the lead up being the worse of it all, and the quote for the day is spot on. See you tomorrow. X

  3. Sounds like you have had a fun packed weekend. Its good to make memories to look back on when we are older & no longer able to get to these concerts not that I have been to many !!
    A quiet afternoon in the pottery chatting to you dad was a good way to wind down before another busy week.
    We have had heavy rain today but not for too long so no doubt not much will reach the reservoirs. Any news on your water returning to the taps?
    See you in the SHAC tomorrow xx

  4. Glad you had a good weekend away from your water woes. My niece took her daughter to her first proper gig this weekend to see The Arctic Monkeys. It reminded me that I took Karen to her first gig (Take That) at about the same age – my tinnitus has persisted ever since!!! Her grandad came to take her to school the next day though – bad aunty for going out on a school night.

  5. Hi Barbara
    It’s a year tomorrow since Mum died so sat and listened to Bonnie Raitt sing I can’t make you love me. Always makes me cry which is good. Glad you had a great time at the festival.
    Love Ruth and Jackie xx

  6. Looks like you had a fab weekend! I love the Pretenders – saw them live decades ago at with my friend at Leeds Uni Students Union when I was a baby student nurse! Chrissy Hynde is one of my vocal heroes.
    Hope your pottery time was productive xx

  7. Hello Barb, so pleased that you had such a great weekend enjoying the music. I share you love of the great Chrissy and Bonnie with you, awesome performers. Love your quote. Hope you had a good chat with your Dad, I was thinking of mine a lot too yesterday (and most days, along with thoughts and chats with my Mom and my Mum-in-law). Take care everyone. Bx

  8. Pleased you had a good time at the festival. I have no clue who these performers are. Maybe I have heard their music not knowing who was singing but Hubby probably knows as he was very into festivals in his younger days.
    Heavy rain last night but no thunder or lightening. We are lucky not to be in a flood area but we did have several power cuts. All good now. Hope your water problem is now solved.
    Stay well.

  9. Hope you got to your bed before we did yesterday, 02:30 return from Villa Park to see Bruce Springsteen, 2 hr 55 mins of a continuous and superlative performance. Every so often you just have to let your hair down don’t you?

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