Sunday, August 7, 2016

I Went to a Concert: Journey, The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason

Me and the youngest daughter, she is 16, saw Journey, The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Mason a week ago.  The three are on tour dubbed as San Francisco Fest 2016.  This was my second concert in two weeks.  I reviewed the Heart/Joan Jett/Cheat Trick concert then.    This concert had a different vibe to it.  Journey and The Doobie Brothers are bigger bands in the scheme of things and it showed.  Journey puts on an awesome show to include better lighting and video.  These guys are used to playing before huge crowds and have a ton of hits to back them up.  The majority of the band are in their sixties but lead singer Arnel Pineda is the exception.  He is 48 but he runs and jumps around stage like he is in his twenties.  Bottom line is Journey put on a great show.  We absolutely loved it.  High energy and these guys are still great at what they do. 

The Doobie Brothers really surprised me.  I knew they were a big band in their day and was not surprised to recognize many of their songs once they started.  Still I was not ready for the enthusiasm and energy they brought.  From the time they launched into Takin' It to the Streets the crowd didn't sit down.  They played very well and knew how to work the crowd.  Not knowing what to expect going in I was pleasantly surprised.  So glad they were on this ticket as I doubt I'd ever see them otherwise.

Dave Mason was good but as he is more of a writer as opposed to a singer he was not someone I had heard of.  He was good and I can say I recognized a couple of songs. 

1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
2. Be Good to Yourself
3. Only the Young
4. Guitar Solo (with "The Star-Spangled Banner") 
5. Stone in Love
6. Any Way You Want It
7. Lights
8. Piano Solo
9. Open Arms
10. Who's Crying Now
11. Escape
12. La Do Da w/drum solo
13. Wheel in the Sky
14. Faithfully
15. Don't Stop Believin'
16. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
Doobie Brothers
1. Jesus Is Just Alright (The Art Reynolds Singers cover) 
2. Rockin' Down the Highway
3. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) (Kim Weston cover) 
4. Another Park, Another Sunday
5. Sweet Maxine
6. Eyes of Silver
7. Spirit
8. Clear as the Driven Snow
9. Keyboard Solo
10. Takin' It to the Streets
11. The Doctor
12. Black Water
13. Long Train Runnin'
14. China Grove
15. Without You
16. Listen to the Music
Dave Mason
1. Only You Know and I Know
2. Rock and Roll Stew (Traffic song) 
3. We Just Disagree
4. Look at You Look at Me
5. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic song) 
6. Feelin' Alright (Traffic song) 
7. All Along the Watchtower


  1. Wow. Sounds like an awesome concert. Journey is easily a top 20 band for me. I still play their music for my students year in and year out. My brothers were big fans of The Doobie Brothers. I can still picture them in the back yard with their friends listening to China Grove and Listen to the Music.

    1. It was a great time. So glad I had the opportunity to see these two bands I've never seen before and to have them both be so good was awesome.