The Who – Remembering the “Stampede”

An entire generation of concert-goers probably has never heard of this event. Forty-one years ago, I was just 15 years old and starting to go to concerts with my friends when the unthinkable happened. At a show in Cincinnati on December 3, 1979, eleven people died as they, and thousands of others, pushed to enter Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum. News reports spread quickly, and protective parents … Continue reading The Who – Remembering the “Stampede”

Lions and Bulls and Bears, Oh My!

This trip has to go down as one of my all-time favorites.  The one which all others will be measured against.  And it all came together within 4 days of departure! A fellow dad at my daughters’ school, Ted, is originally from Iowa but moved to Phoenix, then back to Chicago.  He’s as much a Hawkeye fan as I am a Penn State fan.  We … Continue reading Lions and Bulls and Bears, Oh My!