June 4, 2015
One year ago today I sat in the famous Hollywood Bowl awaiting Barry and the Mythology Tour band and their last performance of the USA Mythology Tour. Barry finally made it to this historic venue, and it was going to be a special night for all the fans and the band and crew as well. The above photo is what I like to call the “swashbuckler” image. Barry is the embodiment of Sir Francis Drake and Errol Flynn rolled into one, and I picture him as the protector of the Queen of England back in the day when men were true men and courage and honor were revered. He was so focused during this performance, and I loved his expressions.
Let’s look at the journey that led to this concert….
This is the Hollywood Bowl as it appears when empty. It looks a bit intimidating from the stage, and I tried to imagine it filled with fans and what that would look like from the performer’s perspective.
The magic on stage doesn’t happen without teamwork and rehearsal. it was a vey hot day in LA as the Mythology Tour band got to work. Here are Steve and the girls getting ready to flex those pipes!
Everyone got busy as they awaited Barry’s arrival on stage….
Doug, Steve and Ben coming on stage….
Just had to add this photo…he’s too cute for words…want to eat him with a teaspoon!
It was so uplifting to see Samantha and her smile come onto that stage. She glowed! Thank God she was back…
When Barry came out, he was smiling and anxious to get rehearsal going. It was hot out there!
Of course he was fabulous……
Look who was watching from the wings…..Hi Linda!
Rehearsal was quick, and now the team is all set to go…..
Now let’s get to the show….
Here’s what the Hollywood Bowl looked like as it was filling up before the show..
The stage was energized by the band and vocalists, and Barry’s enthusiasm was palpable.
At times he was intense…
At times he was all smiles….acknowledging the crowd’s approval of his performance..
Some moments were emotional…..but he kept it together…
He and Sami closing their eyes feeling the power of the music…
Even from the back, he was cool! Love this pose and his flowing hair…
Lighting effects were fabulous!
One of my favorite shots of Steve during this performance..
And my favorite of Samantha!
Pumping up the crowd…
During some moments, he took my breath away, just sitting on the stool smiling at the audience…he is such a dynamic force; and the best part is that he doesn’t even realize it….
Love this shot of those magic fingers…I always watched his beautiful hands as he played..
Now there’s that smile we love….
And finally…..GOODBYE LA! WHAT A RIDE IT’S BEEN!
Many thanks to the Mythology band and crew for their dedication, talent and love for the music!