Sunday, August 21, 2011


Goo Goo Dolls performing at Deer Valley Amphitheater.

Parachute, performing at Deer Valley Amphitheater.

My daughter Amy and I attended a rockin' concert at Deer Valley last Thursday.  Nearly four solid hours of music, headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls.

At 6 p.m., Parachute came out. Never heard of them before, but Amy has, and they were great! Lots of energy!  

Michelle Branch, performing at Deer Valley Amphitheater.

Then we heard from Michelle Branch, including new song, "Loud Music."  
She told the audience that she actually graduated from Provo High (through a correspondence course). I didn't  realize until she mentioned it that her husband Teddy Landau is her bass player. Their daughter, Owen, was sitting at the side of the stage during the show, playing video games.

Then it was time for the Goo Goo Dolls, and they didn't disappoint!  The concert concluded around 9:30 or 9:45, but the night wasn't over yet. 
Parachute acoustic jam after the concert.

Near the ticket booth, Parachute was doing  an acoustic jam, which was fun and kind of up-close and personal.  It was also a convenient way  to let some of the traffic clear out -- otherwise we would have just spent that half hour sitting in our car waiting to get out of the parking lot.  Thanks, Parachute!

Amy finds a comfortable post to listen to Parachute.

  The only damper was these people sitting in front of us who decided to smoke a joint, and the aroma spread pretty quickly. Interesting that the father -- who had to be in his 50s,  was sharing it with what we assumed to be his wife and 20-something son.  Didn't most people my age grow out of that a long time ago?  

In 2007, Amy and I saw the Goo Goo Dolls at the Minnesota State Fair, so it was a fun mom-and-daughter thing to get to see them again.  

Amy  Phillips waiting for concert to begin.

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