Up until this concert, we had only gone to the ones in the Roanoke Civic Center, renamed the Berglund Center. We have gone to some really great concerts there: Brad Paisley; Carrie Underwood; Toby Keith among others. The problem there is the acoustics. It is a fairly small venue and these act usually perform at huge places. I don't know if it is the band's sound people, the venue sound people or my old age, but I have resorted to taking foam ear plugs. If I don't, I come out with my ears ringing, sometimes for hours. This is not good.
I decided to quit going to inside concerts there, unless it is an orchestra.
We had heard good things about The Harvester They are attracting some good artists and I decided to take a chance on seeing a musical program there. But, I took a couple of ear plugs, just in case.
We saw Christopher Cross. The sound was a bit loud for me, but there was no ringing in my ears, so that was good. He played some songs I knew and some I didn't. My favorite Christopher Cross song is Sailing. It was released shortly after I got a sailboat and lived on it in Marina Del Rey. I love that song.
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