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….

HB empty

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.

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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!

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Everyone got busy as they awaited Barry’s arrival on stage….

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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…

Barry LA Rehearsal

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….

HB filling

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.

action LA

At times he was intense…

handing guitar

At times he was all smiles….acknowledging the crowd’s approval of his performance..

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Some moments were emotional…..but he kept it together…

B and S LA

He and Sami closing their eyes feeling the power of the music…

Barry back

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..

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And another……


And my favorite of Samantha!

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Pumping up the crowd…

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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….



Many thanks to the Mythology band and crew for their dedication, talent and love for the music!

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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  1. LAURA TERELL says:

    love all your pics and story…thx for sharing!!!

  2. Dimittria Enriquez says:

    This was the best day of my life. Just looking at Barry was so amazing him performing and seeing his son perform and Sam it was the best time ever i hope to see them again. What i would do to see him in concert again. I cried seeing those beautiful photos of his brothers . Thank you Barry for coming and performing again hope to see you again. ❤

  3. Laura says:

    Thank you for this beautiful portrayal of the concert! Barry and the Bee Gees are the very best!! Half of the songs the Beatles sang were just strange! The Bee Gees are the greatest artists ever! Hope Barry will have more concerts in America!! This country loves him, Linda, and their family. Our prayers are always with them. Barry’s best years are ahead of him!

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