Oh, yeah, on Friday Arlo, Abe, Sarah Lee, Johnny Irions and Gordon Titcomb came to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE for a concert on their Guthrie Family Legacy Tour. It was great! Unsurprisingly I took photos. I wasn’t using the flash [I love digital cameras] and I had checked the program and no where did it say no photographs. Despite that, one of the usherettes told me that I shouldn’t do it. I still did
;) Here they are:
I love Arlo’s stories, even the ones that I have heard a hundred times before and know almost word for word (I’ve got a copy of “Live in Sydney“). He did my favorite Arlo quote, which comes from the introduction of “Flying into Los Angeles”:
Officer, you don’t understand, I’m not half the trouble I had hoped to be”
They performed a mixture of Arlo songs, Sarah Lee and Johnny Songs and Woody Guthrie songs. Many were new which made it more special. I particularly liked the encore which was a Woody song set to music by Arlo and called something like “A little peace of me”. Actually, it is called “My Peace” as I just found it in the Woody Guthrie archives.
I did not expect to see so many people wearing fur coats at an Arlo Guthrie concert. I guess that’s what hippies have come to these days. At least the ones in Delaware. It was a great concert, but fur coats and Arlo just don’t go together in my mind. When ever I see some one with a fur coat, I think of the old anti-fur slogan:
It takes a dumb animal to wear one.
One day I’m gonna take pictures of the audience as well as the performers. I won’t post them here though. I’m very leary of posting personal pictures of people as opposed to performance photographs. Backs of people should be ok?
As always photos are © cdavies 2007. Unless you are the subject of the photograph or have my permission, do not use these pictures.