The First 20 Years

When this journey started, I never would have dreamed it would turn into... Well, whatever it is that it's turned into!

At the beginning, it never occurred to me that I could attend concerts outside of my immediate area. It also never occurred to me that I could attend more than one show, even if Barry were performing several shows in the same location. I heard the stories that other fans told of piling into a car together and driving across Texas to see Barry in various cities. I was envious. I really wanted to do that, but it just seemed like something that was completely out of my grasp. Outside of my budget, and mostly, outside of my comfort zone!

In fact, in 1997, when Barry performed 3 shows in Dallas, I bought a ticket for two of concerts, but just couldn't bring myself to buy a ticket for the third. I thought it would be crazy to attend all 3 shows! NO, going to 3 shows in a row was nuts! Sane people don't do things like that!

Little did I know how many times over the next 40 years someone would say that exact thing to me as I attended more and more shows.

So, I didn't buy a ticket for third concert. But, I was miserable at the end of the second show, wanting so badly to see Barry "just one more time".

I hadn't yet learned that sanity is overrated.

Reunion Arena - Dallas, TX
October 4, 1980
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Reunion Arena - Dallas, TX
February 25, 1988
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Reunion Arena - Dallas, TX
September 24, 1981
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Starplex Amphitheater - Dallas, TX
August 6, 1993
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Reunion Arena - Dallas, TX
December 21, 1984
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Starplex Amphitheater - Dallas, TX
May 27, 1995
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Tarrant County Convention Center - Ft Worth, TX
January 28, 1983
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McFarlin Auditorium - Dallas, TX
July 10-11, 1997
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Will Rogers Coliseum - Ft Worth, TX
November 9, 1985
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Houston Arena Theater - Houston, TX
July 25, 1998
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