Saturday, September 16, 2017

Meaningful Music: The Afghan Whigs at Union Transfer on September 12, 2017



So many meaningful moments and bittersweet memories over the past few days.
On Saturday, I ran the Undy Run in memory of Joe and Dave Rosser to support the Colon Cancer Alliance.





On Tuesday, thanks to my dear friend Anne, we spent the evening with The Afghan Whigs at Union Transfer.



On Friday, I registered for the 2018 Boston Marathon as a time qualifier.



Just over 5 years ago I connected with Anne through our love of The Afghan Whigs. We soon discovered that we were also mother runners.

I was so inspired when Anne reached her goal to run the 2016 Boston Marathon. Her love and support kept me going as I kept trying to reach my BQ goal.

I've been running to the music of The Afghan Whigs since the days of the cassette Walkman and finished my 1st marathon in 1995.

Twenty-one years later I qualified to run the 2018 Boston Marathon (my 12th attempt since 2013) while raising awareness & funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer in memory of Michael & GG.

Thanks again to Greg, John, Patrick, Jon, Rick & Dave for the music that keeps me running.

As soon as I learned I'd have a chance for a photo opp, I knew I had to put the flat twins on sticks. ;-) Greg's reaction when I showed him the flat twins was awesome.



Greg is holding me and John is holding Leah.



I would've left happy with these priceless photos of the flat twins with the band but they insisted I get in on a group photo. I wasn't feeling particularly photogenic but I'm grateful they persisted even if I think I look like a deer in headlights.  ;-)



Pre-concert selfie with Anne and our signed VIP posters.



Mother runners who rock the front row.



#VivaLaRosser



Thanks to Joe del Tufo for this concert review and photos:
The Afghan Whigs mesmerize at Union Transfer
http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/09/14/the-afghan-whigs-union-transfer-2/

Setlist:

Birdland
Arabian Heights
Matamoros
Debonair
Crazy
Light as a Feather
Honky’s Ladder
Oriole
Toy Automatic
Can Rova / Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley cover)
What Jail Is Like
Algiers
Going to Town (Slight Return)
Demon In Profile
It Kills
John the Baptist
Somethin’ Hot
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince cover)
Amphetamines & Coffee
Into the Floor

Encore:

Parked Outside
Summer’s Kiss
Faded (with intro: How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees cover)

P.S. This is why I love YouTube ...

Dear Prudence at the VIP Soundcheck


Going to Town at the VIP Soundcheck


Birdland / Arabian Heights


Matamoros


Debonair


Crazy


Light as a Feather


Honky’s Ladder


Oriole


Toy Automatic

Can Rova / Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley cover)


What Jail Is Like
Algiers
Going to Town (Slight Return)
Demon In Profile

It Kills


John the Baptist


Somethin’ Hot
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince cover)
Amphetamines & Coffee
Into the Floor

Encore:

Parked Outside
Summer’s Kiss


Faded (with intro: How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees cover)



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