2nd row. Dead center. It was more like a private show. Ringo seemed to love playing to the first few rows. Which of course I was more than happy to be in.
I can’t seem to get enough of his shows. I’ve seen Ringo many times and this was one of the best shows I’ve seen so far.
Ever since I saw The Beatles and Ringo on the Ed Sullivan show, I’ve wanted to play the drums.
I begged for the official Beatles/Ringo drum kit they were selling at the time. Probably a little too pricey for my parents, so I ended up with a generic snare drum shown below.
The Big Bash Drum by Emenee. Geeeeez.
I met my friend and Ringo’s drum tech since 1989 Jeff Chonis backstage before the show and checked out the kit Ringo would be playing that night. He showed me and my wife around backstage and I oogled and drooled over Ringo’s kit. A beautiful custom star inlay from of course, Ludwig.
Great set list as usual. Steve Lukthather, Toto, Gregg Rolie, Santana, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Mr. Mister, Warren Ham and Dixon and Sabian Drummer Gregg Bissonette killed it. This band is incredibly tight and they have a blast playing with each other. The chemistry is nothing short of contagious.
My view from the stage where Ringo sang.