On Saturday I'll be catching a 6 o'clock in the morning plane to St. Louis-- or to some hub on the way. My wife-- ever supportive-- is driving me to the airport. (She has rehearsals and can't go.) That evening I'll see the first of TWO Chuck Berry shows in less than a week, the first at The Pageant, and the next one at Blueberry Hill.
I've said at least three times that I was off to see my "last" Chuck Berry show. The first time was at the Seattle Paramount in the late 1980s. The next time at Seattle's EMP in the late 1990s. Then, again, at Blueberry Hill in 2009. Now I'm breaking the once a decade last Chuck Berry show pattern by seeing him TWICE in 2010, with no prediction that it's my last show. After all, if I live to be 100, and he lives forever, I could have another five or ten chances.
Anyway, stay tuned. I'm going to learn how to use my funky little camera in the dark, and I'm going to take a laptop, and I'm gonna take you along on a five night trip to old St. Lou.