On Monday, August 13, 2018, my husband Thomas and I found our seats in section 14, Row A at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The seats were strategically chosen in anticipation of a world-class concert and light show. We weren’t disappointed. In fact, we were both completely blown away.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has had this “secret” place in my heart most of my life. I say “secret” because I mostly listened to them completely alone. It seemed like most people I knew weren’t “into” them or might have never even heard of them. Most of my single adult years found me in my apartment, late at night, with my favorite ELO records spinning as I fell asleep in complete , relaxed bliss.
My favorite album of theirs is ” DISCOVERY.” It has my favorite ELO tune on it, “LAST TRAIN TO LONDON.”
I really have always felt such a connection to Jeff Lynne, the heart and soul of ELO. He is pretty much how I want to be, and actually how my husband IS. He seems kind, brilliant, not self-absorbed, so willing to work with others and lift them to be the best they can possibly be.
I found out my husband also loves ” LAST TRAIN TO LONDON.” I am so sad I had to wait all these years to see JEFF LYNNE, but it just wouldn’t have been as deeply touching and special if my husband wasn’t right there beside me. We have been through so many trials lately, and to have Jeff SHINE A LITTLE LOVE into our lives right now was perfect.
From the opening song til the rousing ENCORE, the concert went beyond our expectations-way, way beyond. I will never, ever forget this one. I am in what concertgoers call ” CONCERT HANGOVER” stage right now. This is where the music, the crowd, the FEELING of being there just stays deeply embedded in your heart and soul.
Thank you, Jeff Lynne, for a lifetime of bringing so much joy, so much love to all of us!