“I didn’t want to sit at home being depressed. I thought, you know, what would be the best way to spend my birthday … and I thought I’d like to spend it working” - Don Henley
He did just that.
Don Henley threw himself quite a 70th birthday bash Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas.
Joined by special guests Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Stevie Nicks and Patty Smyth, Henley performed a 24-song set list that combined his solo material with his songs from the Eagles and covers.
Appearing to be enjoying himself, Henley was quite talkative, telling the audience after "Desperado," the 22nd song of the night, that he was "not tired yet."
He also threw in a plug for Pecan Lodge, a local barbecue restaurant that did the backstage catering. Henley said it was the best in the state and to ignore the "silly" lists that magazines publish about the state's premier restaurants.
The night came to an end with everyone on stage singing "Birthday" by The Beatles as white balloons floated down from the rafters.