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I've Been Stung

May 7, 2008 - Phyllis Sigal
I've always loved Sting and The Police ... not as much as some people I know (like my friend Betsy Bethel and my husband Bruce Wheeler), but I do love the music.

So when the opportunity arose to see The Police in concert in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena, I decided to buy tickets as a birthday present for Bruce. We went with my best friend Joyce and her husband, Neal.

It brought back memories of my very first concert ever .... with Joyce, her sister and some other friends. Her dad drove us to Three Rivers Stadium to see Three Dog Night! The car was so crowded, I sat on the floor in the back seat.

We were about 14.

Three Dog NIght doesn't play together any more. Three Rivers Stadium no longer exists. We're not 14 anymore, but we are still best friends!

Anyway ... the concert was wonderful! Our seats were way far away from the stage, but the large screens behind Sting and his buddies helped immensely. The sound was great (as opposed to the horrible sound for opener Elvis Costello!)

The crowd was appreciative. It was really something to look around and see the huge crowd of 40-, 50- 60-somethings singing every word to every song. They played all my favorites, too.

And it wasn't like a reunion, where a few has beens sing some old favorites. The musicians are still quite talented, and they (especially Sting) are still looking good!

You can catch them at Post Gazette Pavillion at Star Lake, Monday, July 28.


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