What an unexpected treat to see billboards announcing the Temptations would be appearing at the Quechan Casino near our RV park. I made Left Brain take me there almost as soon as we arrived to buy tickets for this event.
I’ve loved this group for years and even though the group has changed often over its history and I didn’t know if there were any original members or not, I just had to go and see them.
The casino is about 10 minutes from where we are staying and we tucked the tickets into the glove box and waited for the big day.
It wasn’t until that Friday night a couple of weeks later that we were sitting around the RV reading our Kindles when I realized that it was that night we were to go! We almost missed it as we drift along our lazy life being unaware of what day it is.
But we made it there with time to spare and that was a good thing considering the traffic and crowd. It took a while to find a parking spot and maneuver our way through the casino to the conference room where the concert was set up. Yup, we’re the kind that can walk through all the dinging and blinking and never feel compelled to put money into a machine. I just don’t get the need for this.
The show started at 8:00 pm, which is usually when we’re winding down and thinking about bedtime but there was no feeling tired with all the jazzed up excitement around us.
The performance was good and it was great to hear all the oldies I love as well as some of their new hits. Otis Williams is the only remaining member of the original group. He is currently 72 years old and has been performing with the Temptations now for 50 years.
Long Live the Queen of Soul