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DebraChattinon 2014-Mar-17 at 17:02:09 GMT-5: Loved the concert. Joni was magnificent !! Wish I had photos. So long ago. Such wonderful memories !!
debrajayon 2013-Jul-01 at 10:44:01 GMT-5: I was a student at Ohio State University and drove to see Joni at Blossom with a girlfriend from Ohio Wesleyan. I adored Joni's music and couldn't wait to see her live. The venue was gorgeous and she was magnificent. It was a two-part concert, as I remember it. First she sang with her back up band. Then she took a break. When she came out, it was just Joni, a grand piano and a huge vase of red roses. And she sang into the night so beautifully. Of all the concerts I've attended, nothing compares to that night with Joni.
For the longest time, I wondered if the cover of her album "Miles of Aisles" was Blossom Music Center, but I learned it was Pine Knob in Michigan, were I live now.
Thanks for your music, Joni.
mitchperaon 2011-Feb-26 at 12:22:45 GMT-5: Hello there - and not that I expect Joni to ever see this comment - but, I'd sure be thrilled if she did.
I was only a few years out of high school (I'm 56 now), and my friends and I went to see Ms. Mitchell at this then stunning outdoor ampitheatre setting. Fresh off the knock-out success of "Court and Spark," but plainly heading into a period of disenchantment with "popularity" and touring, Joni just flattened us right into the grass at Blossom. Now, honestly, she was touring with her "band" sound at that point, and though I suspect she's tired of hearing it, the part of the concert that took your breath away, was when she dropped all the fanfare and just sung out into that night sky. How frustrated she was with the yelling and such - and while I probably don't have the words right, I remember distinctly she admonished the crowd to get silent so she could give us what some folks were yelling to demand of her. But, give, give, give she did.
I want to say that since that night, I have followed Joni's career without fail, always willing to experience her new ventures - ventures I find exciting - and have been willing, yes, even excited, to accept and embrace her musical and vocal changes. Joni, like us, you're allowed to grow older - and wiser or not (and I say that with a smile as I'd say it about me) - you're allowed to change and still be loved.
Thank God for Blossom Music Center - and for the chance this then young man had (not the last time, but "the first" is always the most special) to see Ms. Joni Mitchell.