Forever Young at the Rod Stewart Concert

By Fired Up Fred

Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Rod Stewart had the performance of a lifetime, or my lifetime anyway. Such a great talented performer. He put on one Hollywood-style glitzy performance.

Rod came out in a shiny gold blazer and black pants with his talented and beautiful backup singers that sang “Addicted to Love.” It was just like the music video with the girls behind him playing guitars. It was really a great way to start the show.

Rod sang, danced, and flipped the microphone stand around just like in the days of old. He kicked out soccer balls and even headed one out to the audience. Then I remembered that he was going to be a professional footballer (soccer) but choose music instead, against his dad’s wishes. It didn’t turn out so bad, I bet his Dad came to think.

He sang all of his greats, “Addicted to Love,” “Maggie May”, “You Wear it Well.” Towards the end he sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” Expressing to his audience that he was so thankful and appreciative of their love and support over the years.

I think he would have gone all night but one of his backup singers told him we only had 10 minutes left. He said, “well let’s try and do a couple more songs.” The Bowl has a strict policy about ending the shows at 10 pm, ya know!

Rod showed that he is still and forever will be a great talented performer. The crowd was on their feet dancing and singing along. I can’t remember when I’d had so much fun. But let’s not talk about my memory.

With all that is happening in the world today, music can bring you such joy and Rod did just that Saturday night.

So treat yourself, go out and see a concert at my favorite venue (The Bowl), kick up your heels, let your hair down and have some fun. I sure did!

For me, I will be resting my heels for the next few days. Thanks Rod!


Written by Fired Up Fred

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