4. The crowd's most die-hard fan undoubtedly was Denise Kinman of the Mississippi River town of Hamilton. Kinman, 54, drove more than two hours to see her first concert by Taylor. She almost didn't make it, as she just completed her second round of chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. But her son Travis Surprenant, who lives in Washington, cajoled her into making the trek.
"He said you haven't been out in a while," Kinman said.
And it might be her last concert for now.
"It's spread to my lungs and my liver," she said, "so I don't have a lot of opportunities like this left.
"Live one day at a time."
Sunday, August 27, 2006
a bit about the James Taylor concert (i can't even tell you what a slammin' band he had exept to say "steve gadd on drums and michael landau on guitar") in the "Take 5" section of the Peoria Journal Star newspaper: