Steely Dan: 8/21/1994


To this day, my wife has no recollection of going to this concert with me, and there is a good reason for it: We were both severely jet lagged.

We had gone on vacation to Europe and returned to the States the day before this concert, so the night of the show, we were still under the influence of the time difference. That was not going to stop us. We dragged our tired asses to the concert and tried our best to ply ourselves with coffee. I managed to stay awake for the whole show, but I was feeling a little delirious.

I can’t recall a lot of the details from this concert, but I know I really liked it. For them to keep me awake in the state I was in was impressive in and of itself. I have vague impressions of some of the songs, particularly “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Kid Charlemagne,” and “Royal Scam.” I know they were great and I know I enjoyed myself, and I can say with certainty that I got to see them live.