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JOHN PRINE & R.B. MORRIS STAR IN "THE DRAMA OF DES MOINES


John Prine and the ramblings from his webmistress

Prine show diary:


#46prine arrow04/28/2018- Champaign, IL

#45prine arrow
11/11/2016 - Davenport, IA

#44prine arrow03/12/2016 Nashville, TN

#43prine arrow03/11/2016 Nashville, TN

#42prine arrow11/01/2014 Milwaukee, WI

#41prine arrow09/14/2013 Cedar Rapids, IA

#40prine arrow12/18/2012 Nashville, TN

#39prine arrow04/13/2012 Champaign, IL

#38
06/17/2011 Davenport, IA

#37 09/17/2010 Madison, WI

#36John Prine Chat House 05/13/2010 Maywood, IL

#35John Prine Chat House
09/12/09 Kansas City, MO

#34John Prine Chat House02/27/09 St Louis, MO

#33
John Prine Chat House02/09/08 Whitewater, WI
 
#32John Prine Chat House03/10/07 Davenport, IA
 
#31John Prine Chat House08/26/06 Des Moines, IA
  
#30John Prine Chat House05/10/06 Madison WI
  
#29John Prine Chat House05/08/06 Wausau WI
 
#28John Prine Chat House01/28/06 St Louis, MO
 
#27John Prine Chat House10/01/05 Nashville, TN
  
#26, 25John Prine concert in GA and AL04/14-16/05 Atlanta, GA & Birmingham, AL
  
#24John Prine Chat House10/06/04 Des Moines, IA
 
#23John Prine Chat House04/23/04 Des Moines, IA
 
#22, 21John Prine Chat House03/26-27/04 Madison & Milwaukee WI
 
#20John Prine Chat House09/05/03 Champaign, IL
 
#19John Prine Chat House04/19/03 Cedar Rapids, IA
 
#18John Prine Chat House04/18/03 Peoria, IL
  
#17John Prine Chat House09/13/02  Kalamazoo, MI
  
#16John Prine Chat House05/19/02 Green Bay, WI
 
#15John Prine Chat House05/18/02 Rockford, IL
 
#14John Prine Chat House09/28/01 Lincoln NE
 
#11, 12, 13John Prine Chat House4/4--7/01 Oshkosh, Milwaukee & Madison WI
  
#10John Prine Chat House09/29/00 Ames IA
 
# 9John Prine Chat House02/26/00  Maywood, IL
 
# 8John Prine Chat House11/20/99  Chicago, IL
 
# 7John Prine Chat House11/13/99  Nashville, TN
 
# 6, 5, 4John Prine Chat House06/07-10/99 Crushfest  Madison, LaCrosse & Milwaukee, WI
 
# 3John Prine Chat House08/16/97 Wogstock  Indianapolis, IN
 
# 2John Prine Chat House03/22/97 Peoria, IL
 
# 1John Prine Chat House1995 My Prine Story & start of the Prine Shrine
 

 

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Getting There

Me and my girls

 

 

Meeting up with Prine fans at Buzzard Bily's

  Nobody likes going to a John Prine concert more than I. Okay, I can't really say that, once you've seen a Prine concert, then you will have joined the throngs of folks that continually try to see him whenever the change jar is half full...
 I had arranged to take my 20 year old daughter to this one, she'd just grown up, moved out and we hadn't spent some quality time together. (At least that's what I thought) Really, she was going to go in pity for her father ("to give dad a break") Now the 20 year old's definition of a concert is: "the more bruises and bumps you receive the better the concert is". (I just don't get it)
   The afternoon before the concert she informed me that she really didn't want to go, but if I had no one to go with, she would accompany me. Now I know better, she would have gone and not been happy. Ah to be 20 and have to live furiously again. I appreciated her honesty. 
  Upon hearing this my eldest daughter jumped up with an "I'll go!!" then later when the 18 year old found out, she wanted to go too (the drama begins).  I worked it out in my head and started looking for an extra ticket and a car. Oh yeah, 20yo had the car that would drive better than my "Prine-roller-skate" a 15 year old Festiva.
  Thanks to all those who made it easy to take the short cut through a guilt trip. I'd always been the passenger to a Prine concert. This was going to be an adventure being the responsible driver.

Happy to report,  I didn't get us lost, late or even mislead - although, my navigators tried..

Buzzard Billy's

 

  We parked in the cop shop parking garage and jaywalked our way to the Civic Center - due North of the Umbrella skeleton or "art" as they like to call it. I always like to find the venue and get my bearings, so I can feel really stupid when I get lost later. All sorts of healthy folks were running around in spandex because the Drake relays were also that weekend. (No Leonard, I don't mean duck races either). We were lent a hotel key to freshen up a bit and headed to Buzzard Billy's for a little Prine priming. 

 Deb "likes2grow's" and Todd were just getting a smoking table and we met in the middle. Followed by her kids and friends. Deb daughter Kenna (aka POAS for Poop On A Stick) was so excited for the show, that we had to hear what an inspiration Prine's music had been to her throughout her whole life. She had enough spazzing for herself, brother and I think the now ex-fiancť'.  We shared stories, shots, and a meal. Taught the waiter what "au jus" was (because meat juice just doesn't sound tasty) Lots of laughter and more shots. We had 3 Prine virgins in the crowd and the time got closer to find our tickets.

 

 

 

 

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