Way Back When


In 1971, the Astro Dome in Houston, Texas announced that Neil Diamond would be in concert in November. I wanted so much to see him that I begged my then husband to get tickets, and sure enough he got two that were on the seventh row center. A month went by and I started getting sick every morning then all day long. Of course, I was pregnant with my first child. I wondered how I would ever be able to go as I couldn’t keep anything down. I ended up willing myself well, first with saltines, then with, of all things, Snicker Bars. Of all the concerts I have been to, with beautiful Neil center stage, that one and the one before, when he was just beginning, no band, just he and his guitar, are the most vivid in my long list of memories.

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