My Concerts Attended

I love music, but I’ve never been a big concertgoer. Almost every single one of the following concerts were initiated by friends. Of these, my favorite was seeing James Taylor at an outdoor venue in Santiago, Chile (1994). He took the stage after 1am and was absolutely captivating.

Bruce Springsteen
The Village People
Cedar Walton
10,000 Maniacs
The Connells
Hoodoo Gurus
Paul Simon
The Eagles
Rusted Root
G. Love & Special Sauce
Groove Collective
De La Soul
A Tribe Called Quest
Gwen Stefani
Black Eyed Peas
Maceo Parker
Jackson Browne
Elvis Costello
James Taylor
Bonnie Raitt
The Rolling Stones
Gipsy Kings
Indigo Girls
The Doors (minus Jim Morrison)
Dave Matthews
Drivin N Cryin
Branford Marsalis

Downtown Santiago, Chile

polka-dotted white shirt collar 
in the rain, little black bits of

sulphur dioxide and nitrogen 
oxide, liquid smog clears the

Andean air, never knew the
mountains were there before

storms of winter, when all
is pure again, I wait for the

micro (bus), slicked hair under
umbrella, leather jacket like 

a Russian made man to hustle
on these Spanish speaking streets

in transit to work for finance
power company, electricity and me

daydreaming of Neruda in dirty drips
of sky just asking, why? why?