This is one of those moments where I had to pinch myself. Not only was I finally seeing the legendary Eagles live, I was photographing them. It’s a highlight in my photography career thus far. We shot from the soundboard rather than a photo pit, which is always a bit disappointing, but seeing as this was a primarily “seated” show, I totally understand not wanting to block the view of concert-goers by having us photogs in the front.
This tour is called History Of The Eagles and is a concert presented sort of in a live documentary format. The show began with Don Henley and Glenn Frey sitting on their amps in the center of the stage playing some of the earliest Eagles songs while telling the story of how the band was formed. Each song after that they furthered the story a bit and added a new member to the band in the order they joined the band, including Bernie Leadon, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt. Obviously there’s a storied past about the comings and goings of other band members, but I won’t go into that here. What I will say is that if you ever get the chance to see The Eagles, do so, especially on this tour. It was a goose bump inducing moment for me and one I won’t soon forget.