Last night I was able to cross something off my bucket list. I had the pleasure of seeing the Eagles perform live in Charlotte. The theme of the concert was history of the Eagles. The concert featured the Eagles playing hits from all of their albums spanning from Eagles (1972) to Long Road Out of Eden (2007).
The first set featured songs from their earlier albums: “Saturday Nights,” "Tequilla Sunrise," “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Desperado,” “Best of My Love,” “Lyin Eyes,” “One of These Nights,” and “Take it to the Limit.”
I am not going to lie, I didn’t recognize more than a few songs from this set. They played about 15 songs and I recognized maybe 4. I am willing to admit I am not a hardcore fan, but I was a little surprised I didn’t recognize more songs. It was a little sad that I wasn't more versed in their music. I did recognized a lot of the songs in the second set.
The second set featured songs like: “I Can’t Tell You Why”, “New Kid in Town”, “Heartache Tonight”, “In the City”, “Life’s been Good”, “In the Long Run”, and “Life in the Fast Lane”.
These were the classic Eagles songs I could sing along with. In fact I think they played every song I know except "Seven Bridges Road."
Then time for the encore and the song everyone was waiting for: “Hotel California.” They also played “Take It Easy.”
Hearing “Hotel California” live was worth going to the concert to me, but I also got to enjoy all of my favorites and as well as learn more about the older classics for this amazingly talented American rock band.
I think it is awesome that Sherman is located so close to cities like Greenville, Charlotte, etc so I can enjoy big events such as this concert. This was one of the perks of being located in Spartanburg, SC.