I decided to include both stubs from these shows in one post, mainly because I can only recall slight differences. I went to these shows with my then girlfriend Enid and both nights were excellent. I liked Bob Seger and since I had never seen him before, I figured why not grab tickets for both nights.
I cannot recall all the details from these shows, but I remember that the band opened with “Feel Like a Number” both nights, and that memory stands out clearly for me. I also distinctly recall being very impressed with the saxophone player, Alto Reed. I thought this had to be the coolest name for a sax player, though I’m sure it was a stage name.
The one differentiator that stands out for me between the two nights is that on the second night they played “Katmandu” toward the end of the show. Since this was my favorite Bob Seger song at that time, I was pretty psyched and glad that I had bought tickets for both nights.
I had an opportunity to see Bob Seger not too long ago, but I passed. The tickets were kind of expensive and I honestly could not imagine it being as good as when I saw him back in the early 80’s. Seger was kind of iconic for those of us who grew up in that era. Let’s face it; we all have memories associated with “Night Moves.”
I awoke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain’t it funny how the night moves
When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in