A radio personality reminded me the other day that one of my favorite acts, Huey Lewis and the News—I double-checked, and the band uses “and,” not “&,” more often than not—was likely done touring because Huey is experiencing Meniere’s disease, or progressive hearing loss.
The band came through Austin not too long ago and even shouts us out in “The Heart of Rock & Roll”:
Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City
Seattle, San Francisco, too
So I was a bad fan and missed the show. I regret it now knowing that the band is likely done for good and not on a break like Peter suggested on “Family Guy” one time:
Meg Griffin: Oh my God! I’m missing the news!
Peter Griffin: We all miss the News, Meg. But Huey Lewis needs time to create; we have to learn to be patient.
There’s other concerts I missed, too, like Shania Twain and the chance to meet Garbage once.
Fortunately I managed to see Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys live in 2017 about 30 years after I saw the whole band live after a Cincinnati Reds game. And we saw Katy Perry live, too, as well as the Eagles and Kacey Musgraves. Missing any of those would have been cardinal sins, in my book, but missing Huey stings a little.
I guess there’s worse problems. At least the power is on.
What concerts have you missed that you regret?