Friday, May 18, 2012

Southern Nights in DC

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I grew up in Tennessee listening to country music and have remained a huge fan, especially of classic artists and songs. In fact, the older I get  the more classic I become, it's the old school stuff I love most. 



So, when I had the chance Wednesday to make a night in Washington a Southern Night by attending a special performance by Glen Campbell at the Library of Congress, I RSVPed yes in an instant. Then, I asked our new hire, a cute girl with college graduation just days behind her, if she knew who Glen Campbell is; she didn't. I felt old.  Patrick and Jocelyn do, however....



...and so they came, too!  Before the concert there was a reception, also at the Library. I had no idea there was this pretty garden nestled outside the Jefferson building....


That's where we spent most of our times stalking the catering staff for mini-bites of beef, lobster, shrimp and chicken salad... 




and also trying to casually find ourselves next to Jane Seymour, who was also there (obviously, with an open heart). She MC'ed the concert....

This night was hosted by the Alzheimer's Association....


You can find an open bar and free food around Capitol Hill on any night of the week, but it isn't always special, and this event was truly well done. 


Glen Campbell, who has been very public about his battle with Alzheimer's Disease, is on his final tour this year, playing hits old and new. I had tried to buy tickets for his concerts at The Birchmere, a cool dinner theater outside Washington, but all three shows were sold out! Last night's performance was so special, and I was just thrilled to get to see it. 

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4 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

What a special event! Something to remember for a lifetime and tell you children about :)

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

What a nice event, and so special.

Patrick always looks so nice. I want to be his friend, too.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a lovely event!

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