I have an embarrassing story that involves Bryan Adams. Actually, I think most people that have any story at all regarding the Canadian singer would characterize it as embarrassing, but I digress. It is 1991. I am at our local record store at our local mall, and I am charged with buying my mother what she wants for her birthday. And what she wants is a tape of the new Bryan Adams song currently being played to death on MTV, "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)." This situation is bad enough for a 15-year-old whose musical library currently consists of only what Perry Farrell would approve of, but then throw in the fact that the cashier that must process the purchase of the treacly ballad is none other than one Garland Rasberry, the single most attractive man to ever live. In Wichita Falls, anyway. I died a thousand adolescent deaths over that purchase, killing any cred I had previously built up with careful selections of Mary's Danish and Throwing Muses CDs. But my mom loved her damn tape, wearing it thin with repeated plays of the song that ruled the summer of 1991. Bryan Adams takes us back there and to the infamous "Summer of '69" when he performs at The Majestic, 1925 Elm St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $59.50 to $125 and can be found online at liveatthemajestic.com.
Wed., June 3, 8 p.m., 2009