Last night I saw two of my favorite bands live in concert and the experience was surreal. I have vivid memories from my childhood of blaring the Doobie Brothers through my boombox speakers and rockin’ out to Journey in the kitchen while my mom cooked dinner and twirled us to the beat. These moments are intertwined in the making of this blog – a slight indication on the value of the experience itself.
Seeing this kind of talent perform live was an experience I truly don’t have words for. What’s remarkable to me about the bands that our parents grew up listening to is that they made their mark on the industry as a result of raw talent and an ability to organically create incredible music. Their capabilities are mind-boggling. Clearly I was born in the wrong generation…
We sat in traffic for two hours before arriving at the venue, enjoyed pizza and beer and reverted to bringing out the same dance moves we make fun of our moms for.
For my fellow rock ‘n’ roll lovers + for anyone who might be interested, here are my must-listen journey songs. I think these particular tracks exemplify why this band is one of the most famous worldwide.
– Stone in Love, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Escape, Be Good To Yourself, Any Way You Want It, Lights, Wheel in the Sky + Faithfully
The only thing I love more than hearing the cracks and pops of my journey records on my record player is watching live footage from Journey performances in Don’t Stop Believing: Every Man’s Dream. The next time you Netflix and chill, consider watching this. (It received 4.5/5 stars on amazon.)
At the very least, dream on, y’all. Experience what’s unfamiliar + get comfortable outside your comfort zone. And when all else fails, don’t stop believin. 😉