(I also attended Thursday's Crosby, Stills & Nash performance at the Carr. Look for my review on
At Maxwell's Saturday show, there were food trucks in the Carr's plaza, a good idea that hopefully will become a fixture.
There was more food in the lobby, without the late-summer humidity. A spot on one of the Carr's staircases also is a prime vantage point for people-watching. The dapper jackets and colorful dresses modeled by Maxwell's audience often rivaled the singer's own dazzling all-white suit.
After all these years, the auditorium's seat-numbering system is still too complicated for some music fans. You need to know your left from your right, people!
At Yes, a young couple tried to evict two older men from seats in Orchestra Left, until the youngsters realized they were supposed to be on the opposite side of the theater. The older guys sent the duo back toward the lobby, although it would have been easier for them to continue along the row to the other side.
"That's the punishment for not knowing where your seats are," one of the guys told me.
Harsh, especially for prog-rock fans.
There's more music coming to the Carr.
No, I haven't yet finished "Time Out Of Mind: The Lives of
Meanwhile, more music books keep arriving to add a touch of class to the landfill of CDs, newspapers and notebooks that occupy otherwise usable space on my desk.
Here are a few titles to consider for the music-loving reader in your life:
--"Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life," by
--"Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock," by
--"Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music from
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