California Girl and I both love The Eagles. When we first saw this summer’s list of concerts at Vezer Vineyards, we were especially excited to see that The Boys of Summer, an Eagles’ tribute band, were playing at the end of August.

This was the fifth of this year’s concerts that we have attended. Once again, the event was well attended; this one seemed even busier than previous ones; possibly a reflection of the enduring popularity of The Eagles’.

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California Girl Comments: There was a gate crasher at this event. He lazed on the porch of the Vezer tasting room enjoying the people and the music right along with everyone else.  What a cutie he is!

They played all the classic Eagles’ songs including: “Take It To The Limit”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Take It Easy”, and of course “Hotel California”. They also threw in a couple of lesser known songs: “James Dean” and “On the Border”. The band’s name is the title of a song recorded by The Eagles’ drummer, Don Henley. The band played several of Don Henley’s solo hits, including the aforementioned “Boys of Summer”.

The band played the songs with verve, energy, and excellent musicianship. I did not think that they sung the songs as well as when I had last heard them performed live. To be fair, on that occasion they had been sung by Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Glenn Frey; so it would be hard for anyone to compete.

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During the concert, we enjoyed the 2014 Verdelho and the 2012 Zinfandel, both of which we have written about before.

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California Girl Comments: The music was playing, the wine was flowing and everyone was having a great time. As crowded as it was people found space to dance and sing along with the band.

We ordered burgers from the Mankas Corner pop up kitchen and they were just OK (In the past they have been good). They were all overcooked. 

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Still, the mood of the day was a happy one and we really enjoyed ourselves. My only complaint is that they only sell a limited selection of wine at these concerts.  I’d far rather see them sell the Cassie, the Jake’s Blend or the Jude.  Those are my favorites.

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