“A Tale of Two Concerts,” or “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Mona and I went to see Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band last night at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas.  We bought the tickets the same day they went on sale, and were really looking forward to it.

But it was weird.

It was like watching two totally different concerts.  Ringo was everything I wanted him to be:  his voice was in good form, he was charismatic and energetic, and just created a very positive vibe.

So his forty minutes were absolutely fantastic.

The problem was the other two hours, when people who were Not Ringo were singing.  Their music was so different than his that it was jarring, and  broke the spell.  That’s why as a concert experience it just didn’t work.

It was ultimately a disappointment.  I don’t think I’d buy a ticket again.

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