Thursday, October 24, 2013

Seeing Kansas in Kansas & triple anniversaries!

We got a really cool treat a couple weeks back that I just had to share. While celebrating our 2nd anniversary, we went out to see the band Kansas on their 40th anniversary tour in their namesake home state playing during the 100th anniversary of the Kansas State Fair.

How neat is that!

Let me tell you, I have always liked "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On My Wayward Son" but I didn't realize Kansas could rock it out like that! Here are a few photos in case there are other Kansas fans out there who want to see how the guys are doing these days. And here are links to Dust in the Wind and Carry On My Wayward Son since my videos won't upload:

Carry On My Wayward Son

Dust in the Wind

It was a super fun concert. I hadn't been to a concert in years and it was about time! We loved it!

At 42, we felt quite at home in the crowd. And a nice couple with extra tickets gave us theirs for FREE! 





See the grain elevator in the background? I love that!
The guys during the day.
The guys at night.
The guy on the left is Kerry Livgren, who doesn't usually play with the band (he left in the 80s and still lives in Kansas) but came back out to play Carry On My Wayward Son during the Fair performance.




36 comments:

  1. very cool! I used to listen to them a LONG time ago as a child with my parents!
    And what fun that they gave you those tickets for FREE!
    Bonus!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures! :)
    ~Heather @ TWH Blog

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    1. Kansas is such a great bad whose music, in my opinion, has stood the test of time. They were great! The free tickets were a nice anniversary present from the universe :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary. I have never heard of the band Kansas... but I think I live under a rock. So they have been around 40 years ... maybe I have heard them sing and just don't know the name of the band.

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  3. Very cool! Happy Anniversary! :)

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  4. I actually loved that song Carry On My Wayward Son. Brings back my rockband guitar playing days. Wow I would have loved to be there. Happy you enjoyed it.

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    1. You used to play guitar in a rock band? Wowza that's cool!

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  5. I love your blog! The pictures are great and so are your recipes. In fact, I like seeing pictures of recipes so I know what to expect. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Tracy! I like to include photos of recipes, but not TOO many. Just an idea of what it turns out like :)

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  6. I love those songs. I am absolutely terrible at remembering which band played what song, but I love the music.

    How cool that all of those events collided into an awesome concert.

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    1. LOL, I'm the same way. My hubby can remember all kinds of bands and songs, but me? Forget it!

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  7. I love both of those songs and haven't even thought about either one of them in forever. Glad you had a great time at the show and now I want to bust out my iPod and listen to them :)

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    1. LOL, hope you rocked out to some Kansas in honor of their 40th!

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  8. What a fun way to spend the day. I love going to concerts it is one of my favorite things to do. My sister LOVES Kansas, I remember listening to them over and over again when I was younger because she kept playing their record.

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    1. Thank you! It really was a blast. Way too long since I'd been to a concert. BTW, I LOVE your hair. I want to grow mine out long enough to do that :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! Three anniversary doesnt come often! How very cool!!! Glad you were able to get out and do something fun! And YAY for FREEEE tickets

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    1. Thanks Mary! It was an alignment of all things Kansas, ha!

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  10. They really are one of my favorite bands from my childhood. Those classics never get old!!

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    1. It's true! Their songs are sort of like poems when you really listen to the words. And I love the name "A Nut in a Nutshell." Ha!

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  11. OMG wow! I love Kansas - Dust in the wind used to be for a long time my favorite song. Wow...what memories...

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    1. So glad it brought back memories :) They are an awesome band! On par with the Eagles for me!

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  12. I'm glad you had a good time, I'd have loved this concert too!

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  13. How neat! Hope it was a wonderful anniversary :)

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  14. One of my favorite bands! Here's a funny story. Last week I commented on someone's blog about having a favorite teacher that inspired me-my chemistry/physics/human anatomy and physiology teacher who would put Kansas and Boston on while we were doing labs. The girl who writes the blog commented back that she didn't know what they were but she was guessing musicals? Then she commented again and said she learned from her husband they were pretty good bands. Oh yeah. I've not felt that old in a while HA!

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    1. Somehow I just knew you'd like Kansas :) Oh no, now I feel old too!

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  15. I used to love Kansas. I still listen to them on 80's on 8 all the time. How much fun would this concert be!

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  16. Oh wow how cool! Happy anniversary, looks like you guys had a blast :)

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  17. I am so glad you were able to go and have a good time! I love the grain elevator too!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Somehow everything seems more important and majestic with a grain elevator in the background :)

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  18. Oh wow, I remember Kansas and those two songs are great! How lucky that you got to see them live!

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    1. I'm guessing they'll retire one of these days so I was so glad to see them!

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  19. I love Kansas...the band. I have never been to Kansas in concert OR Kansas the state! Looks like fun!

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    1. You should totally come visit! It's an interesting place! :)

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  20. That was great! Triple Anniversary, had me very very curious for sure!

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    1. LOL, thanks Jill! Glad it made you curious :) It was a weird sort of aligning of things.

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