Sunday, July 23, 2017

Waiting For the Music

On a meltingly hot evening, the lawn of Wolf Trap was already filled with people waiting for the start of the sold-out Moody Blues concert. "Days of Future Passed" was released 50 years ago and the Moodies were performing the entire album. As the sky faded into darkness, their signature spacy-choir harmonies mixed with orchestral melodies and guitar riffs. Parents who were teenagers in 1967 enjoyed the music with their children's children. The die hard fans in the rows closest to the stage danced.  During the encore, the  audience, which had come from all around the Washington DC area, sang hopefully or ruefully or plaintively the lines from "Question:"
"I'm looking for someone to change my life,
 I'm looking for a miracle in my life..."