Prine show diary:
#4403/12/2016 Nashville, TN
#4303/11/2016 Nashville, TN
#4211/01/2014 Milwaukee, WI
#4109/14/2013 Cedar Rapids, IA
#4012/18/2012 Nashville, TN
#3904/13/2012 Champaign, IL
#38 06/17/2011 Davenport, IA
#36 05/13/2010 Maywood, IL
#35 09/12/09 Kansas City, MO
#3402/27/09 St Louis, MO
#3302/09/08 Whitewater, WI
#3203/10/07 Davenport, IA
#3108/26/06 Des Moines, IA
#3005/10/06 Madison WI
#2905/08/06 Wausau WI
#2801/28/06 St Louis, MO
#2710/01/05 Nashville, TN
#26, 2504/14-16/05 Atlanta, GA & Birmingham, AL
#2410/06/04 Des Moines, IA
#2304/23/04 Des Moines, IA
#22, 2103/26-27/04 Madison & Milwaukee WI
#2009/05/03 Champaign, IL
#1904/19/03 Cedar Rapids, IA
#1804/18/03 Peoria, IL
#1709/13/02 Kalamazoo, MI
#1605/19/02 Green Bay, WI
#1505/18/02 Rockford, IL
#1409/28/01 Lincoln NE
#11, 12, 134/4--7/01 Oshkosh, Milwaukee & Madison WI
#1009/29/00 Ames IA
# 902/26/00 Maywood, IL
# 811/20/99 Chicago, IL
# 711/13/99 Nashville, TN
# 6, 5, 406/07-10/99 Crushfest Madison, LaCrosse & Milwaukee, WI
# 308/16/97 Wogstock Indianapolis, IN
# 203/22/97 Peoria, IL
# 11995 My Prine Story & start of the Prine Shrine
Girl In Cedar Rapids
John Prine with Pat McLaughlin at the
Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA
~by Reeda Buresh, the John Prine Shrine
Goodbye Peoria - Hello In There
We headed towards Iowa after a big breakfast with the Peoria Prine Shriners, It was great to
meet so many Prine people at another excellent JP concert. The sky swelled as we
headed to our second Prine Show in as many days.
The webmister Terry and I were on our
way to Cedar Rapids, just a short drive from our home, Prine music was blaring
on the player and have you ever noticed on "Everybody"
that it sounds like - "Elvrybody"...
sort of like mixing Elvis and Body together to come out with this word.
Try it, it ain't eas .
The sky got fat and burst into a tympani
concert nearly drowning out Prine. I
wondered if John was on the road soaking up the afternoon
downpour with us.
Traffic slowed way down and driving was cone by memory
at this point. I wondered if me seeing Prine in Iowa was
just supposed to always be a test. I definitely didn't want to go through any
stupid human tricks for this one.
Safely arriving at the hotel top floor
we poked around our fancy schmancy digs that was at the end of the hall lined
with suites. I am anxious and beside
myself... This whole thing has been just too lucky, I knew that some big
heavy boot was about to fall. Front row tickets, nice hotel room, we
made it alive in that dripping drum roll ....
We connected with that other wild Iowa woman
Patti and her family for a great visit - had dinner and a few cold ones
in anticipation of tonight's concert.
oh yeah, there's more, consider yourself lucky to read this,
because it would be so much longer and animated if I told it to you in