Sunday, May 13, 2012

Beach Weather

I saw my first love in music last night: the Beach Boys in concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena. My family gave me the tickets as a birthday gift and my daughter accompanied me to the show, while my wife and sister played slots. It was a great concert with all the living original Beach Boys performing 42 songs in in approximately 2-1/2 hours.

After the concert, we discovered that my wife and sister had done very well playing slots while we were in the arena. My daughter insisted on playing the slots, too. It was after 11 PM with a 75-minute ride home ahead of us, so I was not too keen on delaying our departure, but we agreed to play for about 15 minutes and then head home.

Instead of killing the 15-minutes watching her play the penny slots, I decided to play the quarter slots in the next row. I slipped a $10 bill in the first machine and five minutes later, I went away with $43.

I found my daughter and she was winning, too, so I let her be and slipped another $10 bill in a different quarter slot machine. On the third play, I won $150.

The night could not get much better so I decided to quit while I was ahead.


  1. dianegirl44May 14, 2012

    Stana , Did they sing Their version of " In My Room" or yours?
    "Sail On Sailor"

  2. No such money luck, but I took a date to see The Beach Boys at Jones Beach in the late 70s.

  3. Sounds like a great night. We have seen several iterations of the Beach Boys. They never let you down. The songs have held up well over the years.
    There may be a 'music muse' in the aura these days. Two weeks ago we went to see Southside Johnny and last week we saw Felix Cavalieri and the Rascals. He still rocks it on the Hammond B-3 with the twin spinning Leslies.