Easton Town Center - Columbus, OH on October 15, 1999

The weather was wonderful for an outdoor concert. Marty and the Cowboys came on stage at 8:00. He wore a black sweatshirt and tight black jeans and his boots, of course. The lights behind the band were in red and blue. I had my daughter Shaina with me who is nine and it was her first Marty concert. I was so excited to have her there with me and enjoyed watching the band play with her by my side that I can't remember what song he opened with. He played "Whiskey Ain't Workin' Anymore," "Red, Red Wine and Cheatin' Songs," "Hobo's Prayer," "Tempted," "Blue Train," a Buddy Holly song that I cant remember the name of, sorry it's 3 a.m. right now, closed with "Hillbilly Rock," of course and came back on to play "Western Girls."

We sat right up close, behind Margie, Ellie, Glenda and Clarence, who were in the very front row. We were all no more than 5 feet away from the stage. There was a meet & greet afterwards and that was real great too. We all waited for the band after the M&G and talked only to Steve, who was so sweet to give Shaina a guitar pick and a poster signed by all of the Cowboys. We almost didn't go because Kim's son was sick and we had planned on going together but, as the day went by, my daughter and I couldn't think of anything else to do that sounded as good as a Marty concert. Pizza and a movie just didn't do it for us, not when we were only about an hour from The Easton Town Center. I was sad to not have my Martypal, Kim, with us but was glad that we went and can give you this review. Kim and I will be going to Burgettstown on the 29th. We haven't seen Marty since last May in Lancaster, PA. so for me two Marty fixes in two weeks is just gonna be great. Well, I hope this little review wasn't too winded for all of reading and hope you've enjoyed it. Maybe Margie will have more to add later, along with a review from the Opry. Thanks, Margie for the pic of Steve and Shaina together. I know she will always remember that time in her life and you helped make it even more special.

Review by Lisa Sammons, Newark, OH

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