Yep, that's right, the CM's rocked out Saturday at an assisted living facility in Sellwood.
Half the patrons were in wheelchairs.
Got the Rolling Stones crowd ...
So far, we've had three public outings with the band: A park centennial, a quilt show at a church, and an assisted-living home.
Not your typical arena venues, but hey, there you go ...
We picked out tunes we thought an older crowd would enjoy and urged them to sing along if they wished. Avoided songs we thought might be depressing–nothing with death or serious misery, so we thought. Although in retrospect, it's interesting how many songs we did might be be taken that way: "Last Thing on My Mind," "The Rose," "Live Forever."
They loved "Brand New Key," and, of course, you haven't seen everything until you see people dancing in wheelchairs to "Mustang Sally ..."
During the break, I was noodling on the intro to "Stairway to Heaven," and somebody in the audience yelled out "Play that one!"
Makes you realize what geezer rock is ...
KING OF THE ROAD
A SUMMER SONG
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
BRAND NEW KEY
SLOOP JOHN B
MY CREOLE BELLE
TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME
WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE
THE LAST THING ON MY MIND
I'M GONNA LIVE FOREVER
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
MA HE'S MAKING EYES AT ME
FIVE FOOT TWO
YES, SIR, THAT'S MY BABY
DON'T LET THE RAIN COME DOWN
BLOWING IN THE WIND
THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
HOUSE OF THE RAISING SUN
Encore was JAMAICA FAREWELL ...