#phoenixarizona

June 26th, 2019. (Uploaded here in early October 2020)
Paul McCartney and his band performed a concert show, live at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
-"Freshen Up" Tour
-My POV's of most of the songs they played, and Paul's interaction with us, the audience.
-Recent albums: 'New' (2013) & 'Egypt Station' (2018).
-The Beatles, Wings, Solo career with band.
-Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Linda McCartney. Abbey Road Studios.
-Vocal harmony, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums, piano, keyboard, harmonica, saxophone, trumpet, strobe lights, fireworks/explosions and smoke, audio/visual storytelling, dancing, audience participation, clapping, cheers.
-This was a check off my bucket list to see Paul live. My dad already had years back. Next is the Rolling Stones!
-Full set-list and my ticket are pictured at the end.

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. Opening. Stage Entrance. "A Hard Days Night"
2. "Junior's Farm"
3. Hello. Good evening, Phoenix! Good evening, Arizona! Have Fun!
4. "Can't Buy Me Love"
5. "Who Cares?" ('Egypt Station) Anti-bullying message.
6. "Got to Get You Into My Life" (Partial)
7. Wardrobe change. "Let Me Roll It" (w/ addendum tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Paul's story of meeting Jimi and Eric Clapton.)
8. "I've Got a Feeling" (Partial) (Feeling deep inside)
9. "Let 'Em In" (knocking at the door, ringing the bell, open the door)
10. "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five"
11. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Maybe I'm a Man)
12. "In Spite of All the Danger" (The Quarrymen. Before the Beatles!)
13. Audience census: Who is from where?
14. "With Love, From Me to You"
15. "Dance Tonight" ('Memory Almost Full'. 2007). Abe the drummer shows his dance moves.
16. "Love Me Do" (mention of George Harrison & George Martin)
17. "Blackbird" (Paul plays on an elevated stage. Reference to Civil Rights in America.)
18. "Here Today" (Tribute to John Lennon. R.I.P. Written after he died. A conversation he and Paul never had.)
19. "Queenie Eye" ('New') "Who's got the ball?"
20. "Lady Madonna"
21. "Eleanor Rigby" (Look at all the lonely people.)
22. "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (Psychedelic)
23. "Something" (A few photos. George Harrison)
24. "Band On the Run" (Album of the same name by Wings)
25. "Back In the U.S.S.R." (Soviet Union, to Russia)
26. "Live and Let Die" (James Bond film of the same name. Starring Roger Moore as 007.)
27. "Hey Jude" (the audience sings along) (Na, na na, na na na na!)
28. Encore! Flag waving! (U.S.A., Britain, Arizona, LGBT)
29. "Birthday" (Happy Birthday to you! Party! Good times!)
30. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
31. "Helter Skelter" (Charles Manson in the 60's.)
32. Thanks to the band, work crew, and us the audience. Thank you, Paul! Applause!
33. "Golden Slumbers" & "Carry that Weight" & "The End"
34. Good night! Good bye! Farewell!

4 weeks ago

March 9th, 2019. (Uploaded here in late September 2020)
Billy Joel and his band performed a concert live at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. His first ever stadium show in Arizona! Originally from New York & New Jersey!
-Piano, keyboard, guitar, drums, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, vocal harmony, classic rock, soft rock, Doo Wop (in the style of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons)
-My POV's of many of the songs they played. Not the entire show, but most of it. Photo slideshow.
-Tour: Billy Joel In Concert
-Chase Field (Diamondbacks Stadium) The roof was open.
-Full set-list and my ticket is pictured at the end.

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. "Big Shot" (Opener)
2. "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)"
3. Hello! Good evening, Phoenix! How are you doing? (Choice of next song)
4. "The Longest Time" (w/ vocals warm-up)
5. "The Entertainer"
6. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
7. "Don't Ask Me Why" (Revolving piano on stage, start of "She's Always A Woman to Me")
8. "My Life"
9. "Only the Good Die Young" (Catholic Girls)
10. "River of Dreams" & "Take It Easy" (Eagles song cover)
11. "Piano Man" (w/ harmonica & audience sing along)
-Encore!
12. "We Didn't Start the Fire" (Historical events compilation)
13. "Uptown Girl" (Partial)
14. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
15. "You May Be Right" (w/ "Rock and Roll" Led Zeppelin song cover) Ending!
16. Thank You! Goodbye! Goodnight!

4 weeks, 1 day ago

February 15th, 2019. (Uploaded here in late September 2020)
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band performed a show at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
-My recorded POV's of many the songs they played. Not the entire concert, but over half of it. Highlights! Photo slideshow.
-Roll Me Away Final Tour (He will retire. Farewell, good sir!)
-Some songs: Alto Reed on saxophone solo & Bob on piano, Bob on acoustic guitar. Slide guitar! Keyboard!
-Three women background singers
-His final album: "I Knew You When" (2017) A tribute to Glenn Frey, R.I.P.
-Bob loves motorcycles and cross country road trips. He was a jogger and runner as a teenager.
-Full set-list is pictured at the end. Plus my ticket and a t-shirt.

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. "Shakedown" (From 'Beverly Hills Cop 2'. Not played live since the "It's A Mystery Tour" in 1996.)
-Hello! Good evening, Phoenix!
2. "Still the Same"
3. "Fire Down Below"
4. "The Fireman's Talking" (2014 Album 'Ride Out') (In place of "The Fire Inside")
5. "Shame On the Moon" (Rodney Crowell song cover)
6. "Roll Me Away"
7. "Like a Rock" (slide guitar)
8. "Turn the Page"
9. "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan song cover) (Tribute to Glenn Frey, Tom Petty, Prince, Aretha Franklin, etc. R.I.P.)
10. "Against the Wind"
11. "Night Moves" (Album of the same name)
12. "Rock and Roll Never Forgets"
13. Thank you! Goodbye! Goodnight!

1 month ago

February 13th, 2019. (Uploaded here in late September 2020. Copied from my main YouTube channel) My POV's of many songs they performed.
The legendary classic hard rock band KISS (Half of the original) performed a show at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. West of Phoenix! Beginning, middle, and end!
Explosions! Fireworks! Strobe lights! Smoke!
The band is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Makeup and face paint! Elevated platform boots! Costumes!
-Introduction: "Alright Glendale, you wanted the best, you got the best. the hottest band in the world....KISS!!"
-End of the Road World Tour (Final Tour, before retirement)
-Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer
Full set-list is pictured at the end. Plus a t-shirt and my concert ticket.

What is shown/what I filmed:
1. Opening, stage entrance, "Detroit Rock City"
2. "Shout It Out Loud"
3. Hello, How are you? Welcome. Audience enthusiasm! Audience participation!
4. "Deuce" (Partial)
5. "Lick It Up" (1983)
6. "Won't Get Fooled Again" partial cover tribute (The Who)
7. "God of Thunder" (Gene Simmons spits blood, plays high above the stage)
8. "Love Gun" (Partial. Paul Stanley plays in center of audience)
9. "I Was Made For Loving You" (Paul Stanley plays in center of audience. Returns to stage.)
10. "Beth" (Eric Singer plays piano and sings solo)
11. The band joins to take a bow. Then play some more.
12. "Do You Love Me?" (Partial)
13. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (I....Wanna Rock N Roll All Night!!! And Party Everyday!!!)
14. Did you have a good time? Did you get what you came for? Thank you all, we love you, goodbye, and good night!! (Closing, ending)

1 month ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in late September 2020)
Trip Report, Vlog, POV, video recording, photo slideshow. MCO to BUF to PHX.
*I intended to film and photograph much more of the journey, but suffered with horrible "sinusitis" symptoms, which began the previous day (my last day at WDW, last full day in Orlando). I had to cope and manage through it.

Part 1: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Heavy yet beautiful scattered thunderclouds all around. Orlando Executive Airport, Downtown Orlando, Central Florida metropolitan area, Lake Conway, Roadways 527 & 528.
-A tropical kind of weather/climate with high humidity. Late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel.
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Part 2: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Landing in Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, Highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A brief stop before continuing on to Phoenix, AZ.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel!
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

Part 3: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Liftoff! Climb-out, ascent.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, Highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

*Awesome and full views of the entire Chicago area. Overview of Lake Michigan & Chicago, Illinois (Downtown, Midway Airport, O'hare Airport). We passed (flew) over Northern Indiana, just south of Chicago. Looking down at the lake, city, and farmland to the west. Wisconsin to the north.

Part 4: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Landing in Phoenix, Arizona. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds. Just before and during sunset. Beautiful!
-Awesome views of: 202 loop freeway, northern Mesa, 101 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain.
-Hot and more humid during late summer, late monsoon season.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

1 month ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded in late August 2020)
Part 1: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. Liftoff!! Climb-out to the west, with a quick turn left toward the southeast, then another left turn to the east. Ascent over the west coast/Pacific Ocean/Orange County/Inland Valley, above the clouds. A sunny yet cloudy/hazy/smoggy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: LAX airport terminals/control tower/runways, Dockweiler State Beach & Manhattan Beach, Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Huntington Beach & Costa Mesa, Newport Beach below us, John Wayne Airport (SNA) & Irvine, I-405 freeway, Disneyland & Anaheim in distance, I-5 freeway, Laguna Hills & Mission Viejo below us, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Corona/Riverside/Ontario/San Bernardino to the north in distance, Cleveland National Forest, I-15 freeway, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar to the east.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 3 (return flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).

Part 2: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Back down in the desert valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet hazy day with a few scattered clouds.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
Awesome views of: downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor runways & terminals, South Mountain below us, Camelback Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Salt River, Gilbert in distance, 101 loop freeway, Tempe, ASU campus.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).

*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded end of August/start of September 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Back down in the desert valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet hazy day with a few scattered clouds.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
Awesome views of: downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor runways & terminals, South Mountain below us, Camelback Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Salt River, Gilbert in distance, 101 loop freeway, Tempe, ASU campus.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 4 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded late August, 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of afternoon takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff!! Climb-out, directly to the west, looking north, ascent over the valley and desert, above the clouds/cloud layers. A sunny yet very cloudy and hazy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor runways & terminals, 51 freeway, downtown Phoenix & Interstate 10 freeway, I-17 freeway, Loop 202 freeway below us, Glendale/Peoria/Sun City/Lake Pleasant in distance, Loop 101 freeway, Avondale & Goodyear below us, Loop 303 freeway, Highway 93 in distance, White Tank Mountain Regional Park in distance.
-Afternoon flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California.
-Part 1 (departing flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

2 months, 1 week ago

September 1st, 2018. (Uploaded in June 2020)
1. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of taxi and takeoff from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Formerly: Bob Hope Airport, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Labor Day weekend.
-Climb-out towards the south (north of the Hollywood Hills), right turn to the west, another right turn to the north, another right turn to the northeast. Ascending above the San Fernando Valley towards the desert. Clear and sunny day, yet very smoggy and hazy air quality.
-Awesome views of: Verdugo Mountain, Downtown Burbank, Interstate 5 freeway, Highway 134, Hollywood Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City (Warner Bros, Disney, Universal Studios theme park),101 Freeway, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Pacific Ocean in distance, Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Interstate 405 freeway, Van Nuys Airport, Northridge, Highway 118, Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita/Valencia), Highway 14, Angeles National Forest, Palmdale, Lancaster, the desert.
-Quick acceleration and liftoff due to the short runway. Flaps up.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

2. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Labor Day Weekend.
-Scattered clouds, turbulence, bumpy approach & landing.
-Views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 Freeway, Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Camelback Mountain, Papago, Loop 202 freeway, Downtown Phoenix, Gilbert, Salt River.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. One of the female f-a's sings a song for us: "Marry one of us and you'll fly free."
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. East Valley! Maricopa!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA. Stagecoach Express shuttle van ride back home.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport. Just a week before my Orlando, Florida trip.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Afternoon of January 25th, 2020. (Edited & Uploaded in February 2020)
-Plane spotting, V-log, trip report, POV videos, photo slideshow. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Daytime, mostly clear & sunny, a few clouds, winter season.

-After my two flights that day (PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX/Round trip), I first went back to my car, parked at the East Economy Lot, to relax and let my phone charge for awhile. Then I rode the Sky Train back to Terminal 4.
-I spent a couple hours on the roof of the Terminal 4 parking garage, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.
-I enjoyed watching and observing all the plane activity (and hearing all the sounds) fairly close up: takeoffs, landings, taxiing the runway, parking at the gate, ground crew servicing, pulling back from the gate. Westbound arrivals and departures.
-Mostly American Airlines & Southwest Airlines, but several others as well. Including United, Frontier, Alaska, Delta, West Jet, Omni Air International, & Spirit. Plus some smaller aircraft and general aviation.
Boeing 737's/757's/767's, Airbus A320's & 21's, ERJ's & CRJ's.
-I filmed and took photos of a lot, including the runways, terminals, control tower, sky train, parking garages, vehicle traffic and scenery in all directions.
-Downtown Phoenix to the northwest, Camelback Mountain & Scottsdale to the northeast, Tempe & Mesa to the east, Gilbert & Chandler to the southeast, South Mountain to the south, Goodyear to the west.
-My videos were filmed/photos were taken with my Iphone SE.
*Since this recording, Terminal 2 has officially closed (to be demolished), and the airlines from there have moved over to the newly modernized/expanded Terminal 3.
*The video's thumbnail is obviously not my own photo. I found it online, it's an overview of Terminal 4 & beyond. It was clearly taken before Concourse D, the new control tower, and the Sky Train were built (Late 90's or Early 2000's?).
Oh, the nostalgia! I was just a kid back then, we flew in/out of Sky Harbor on many occasions, on either Southwest or America West.

-This is my first spotting video/compilation uploaded to my channel. But I previously did this in April of 2018, April of 2019, and November of 2019. I still need to edit and upload those in the future.
-This is a fun, yet only occasional hobby for me. I live not too far away in Mesa, Arizona (moved from SoCal in April of 2018). It's a matter of being available to drive over here and having time to spend. In this case, I was here because I had just flown.

5 months ago

January 25th, 2020. (Edited & Uploaded in February 2020)
-Trip Report, Vlog, my window seat view/POV videos, Photo slideshow. Hope you enjoy!
-San Bernardino/Riverside County (Inland Empire, CA) to Maricopa County (East Valley, AZ). Speed! Comfort! Convenience! Daytime, midday, west coast USA, southwest USA.
-I took a quick/solo trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Ontario, California and back. I planned this in advance, for fun and to fill a longtime void.
-This is part 2 of my round trip in the same day (Return home).
Part 1 (PHX-ONT, leaving home) was uploaded just before on my channel.
-My full/complete flight from Ontario International Airport in CA (ONT) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in AZ (PHX). ONT to PHX, ONT-PHX. Just under 1 hour!
-Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-This is in my playlist "Flights/Travels 2".
-Original upload on my main YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgkbVKz9cwc

-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV of: taxi to runway, takeoff, most of flight with snack & drink service, landing, and taxi to the gate.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Plus the "Welcome" announcement after arriving.
-Smooth ride, little to no turbulence. A few clouds. Mostly clear and sunny. Not as much smog in SoCal at this time of year. A bit of snow on the mountains. Saguaro cactus, sand and rocks, palm trees, pine trees, foothills, dry heat, cooler, humidity.
-Liftoff, ascent, cruise at cruising altitude, descent, approach/final approach, touchdown.
-Filmed with a handheld GoPro & Iphone SE.

-Awesome views of: ONT airport runways and terminals, San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga, Interstate 10 Freeway, Pomona, 60 Freeway, 71 Freeway, Los Angeles (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Chino/Chino Hills, Norco, 91 Freeway, Interstate 15 Freeway, Corona/El Cerrito area, Orange County (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Pacific Ocean, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Cleveland National Forest, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area, Murrieta, I-215 Freeway, Temecula, I- 15 south towards San Diego, southern Menifee, Highway 79, Skinner Reservoir, Highway 371, Santa Rosa Wilderness, Mecca, Salton Sea, Imperial/El Centro (in distance), AZ/CA state line & Colorado River, Cibola (south of Blythe), Highway 95, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, I-8 Freeway (in distance), Highway 85, Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Tolleson, Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway extension (opened Dec, 2019), South Mountain, southern Phoenix, I-17 Freeway, western Salt River (dry), 51/I-10 Freeways, Sky Harbor runways and terminals. To the east is Tempe & Mesa.

*I finally took this specific flight/route/round trip again, on Southwest Airlines, for the first time since 1999. (it's been 21 years!!)
On a few occasions back in the 90's (I was just a young boy), we either flew Southwest or America West, to/from PHX Sky Harbor. Our main local/home airport was Ontario (ONT).
-ONT to Colorado Springs, takeoff/landing POV (Summer '07): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ptCRt8CNw (Full edited video on my 2nd channel)
It wasn't until 2007 that I had a camcorder and started filming or taking photos.
-Arrival into ONT from DFW at night (Summer '07): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNpUmsVTAU&t=183s (Full edited return home video on 2nd channel, ORF to DFW to ONT)

-In 2018, I flew PHX to SNA (Orange County), PHX to BUR (Burbank), & PHX to SAN (San Diego). I still have to do PHX to LAX (Los Angeles).

-Context: I wanted to show what is an important part of my history, from when I was growing up to now as a young adult. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but mostly raised and grew up in SoCal. For many years and many occasions, we would make a trip over to AZ to visit my Grandma (mom's mom) in Sun City. The same route (5 1/2 hrs, back & forth on I-10) which I know so well. Or at least a few times, the quick 1 hr ONT-PHX & PHX-ONT flights.
Later on, we still made trips over here to visit with my Uncle/Aunt/Cousin, or go up to Show Low.
-Now I officially live here in AZ for good. Therefore, I'm sort of a tourist when going back to CA. How ironic, right?
I now live in Mesa, east of Phoenix, AZ. I used to live in Corona (where my dad still lives) and then Lake Elsinore most of my life until early 2018.
-My mom and uncles originally grew up in Mesa. My mom and dad eventually met during college as students of ASU.

*Check out my two part driving trip compilations (AZ & CA, 2018/2019) on my channel, uploaded right before this:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obeYsW0c164&t=1280s
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf9ILb3Hhlo&t=4472s

5 months, 1 week ago

June 2nd, 2018. (Uploaded in May 2020)
Trip Report, POV, Vlog, photo slideshow. Most of my flight from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. Orange County, CA to Phoenix, AZ.
-At the gate, push-back, taxi to runway, takeoff, climb-out & ascent toward the west, over Pacific Ocean, turn to the east, views of Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, I-5 freeway, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana Mtns, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Palm Springs, I-10 freeway, over the desert, snack & drink service, over Blythe, CA & the CA/AZ state line. Over more desert, descent into Phoenix area, views of Buckeye/Goodyear/Avondale, Glendale/Sun City/Peoria in distance, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport runways & terminals, South Mountain, Tempe/ASU/Salt River, Chandler, 101 freeway/60 freeway, Mesa, final approach & landing, taxi to and parking at gate.
-Late afternoon departure & early evening arrival. Springtime. SNA to PHX, SNA-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-A quick and direct alternative to the 5-6 hour drive (mostly on the I-10) between locations!
-This was just for myself, an early birthday solo trip back to SoCal: Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland Resort, Sea World San Diego.
I-5 Freeway down and back up the coast. I had just moved from Lake Elsinore, CA to Mesa, AZ at the end of March. I enjoyed my last chance to use my Disney pass before it expired.

*My long awaited return to travel by flying. Finally, after seven years!! My last flight before this was on US Airways from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in July of 2011 (Back home in CA from New York trip).
*Both: my first time on Southwest & to/from PHX Sky Harbor since the spring of 1999. Finally, after 19 years!!
*My first time to/from SNA since the summer of 2008. Finally, after ten years!!

1. -Window seat/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana/Orange County, CA. A bit smoggy, yet sunny and clear day. Except for the smoke rising from the Aliso Viejo/Laguna Hills FIRE at the time. Views of that, plus: Newport Beach, the Pacific Ocean, San Juan Capistrano, Interstate 5 freeway, Mission Viejo & Newhart Middle School, Ortega Highway 74, Santa Ana Mountains, over Lake Elsinore & the interstate 15 freeway. Up north was Corona, Ontario, San Gabriel Mountains, etc.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

2. -Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing in Phoenix, AZ. Landing at PHX Sky Harbor. A few scattered clouds. Sunny and clear day. Descent and approach, views of Glendale, Peoria, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor, Camelback Mountain, South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop, 101 loop, Gilbert, Salt River, Tempe, ASU campus, etc. Touchdown, welcome announcement by flight attendant, taxi to the gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Straight in/westbound/from the east. Touchdown! Back in the desert valley. A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Tolleson, Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway extension (opened Dec, 2019), South Mountain, southern Phoenix, I-17 Freeway, western Salt River (dry), 51/I-10 Freeways, Sky Harbor runways and terminals. To the east is Tempe & Mesa.
-Midday flight back home to Phoenix, AZ from Ontario, CA.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT to PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 1 week ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a right turn around to the west, ascent over the valley and desert, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Tempe/ASU campus/Salt River, 101 Loop Freeway, Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler, 60 Freeway, Dobson Ranch, South Mountain, 202 Loop Freeway, Fountain Hills in distance, Scottsdale/Papago Park/Camelback Mountain/Sky Harbor runways & terminals all in distance, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, I-17 freeway in distance, Glendale/Sun City/Peoria/Lake Pleasant in distance, Avondale & Goodyear below us, Highway 93 in distance, White Tank Mountain Regional Park in distance.
-Morning flight to Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, California.
-Part 1 (departing flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT-PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

May 7th/8th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of night approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor. A more cloudy than clear, dark, bumpy nighttime ride. Bright lights to nearly pitch black, then bright lights again. Fun! Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: North Phoenix, Scottsdale, 101 Loop Freeway, 202 Loop Freeway, Falcon Field airport, Apache Junction in distance, Mesa, Gilbert & Chandler to the south, Tempe & ASU Campus, South Mountain in distance, Sky Harbor runway and terminals.
-A very quick/short, later nighttime flight down to Phoenix, Arizona. (Connecting flight from Vegas, after layover, back home to PHX Sky Harbor.) Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
This was my 2nd official time (return) going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. IND to LAS to PHX. IND-LAS-PHX.
*Filmed with my Iphone SE again.
*First night flight since summer of 2010 (end of long trip, DEN-ONT)
-Back home in Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 4 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 2 weeks ago

April 29th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left around to the northwest, ascent above the clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After sunrise, sunny & cloudy day.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor terminals & runways, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop freeway, Northern Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Fountain Hills, Tempe/ASU/Salt River, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, South Mountain in distance, I-17 freeway, Sun City & Peoria, Lake Pleasant, Highway 93.
-Early morning flight up to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. To catch connecting flight over to Indianapolis, Indiana. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. A cloudy and bumpy flight most of the way, especially our arrival. This was my first official time going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. PHX to LAS to IND. PHX-LAS-IND.
-Part 1 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).
-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

8 months ago

December 14th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Left side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Early and quick descent. Touchdown!
-Awesome views of: Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, White Tank Mountain in distance, Sun City/Peoria/Glendale in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, loop 101 & I-17 freeways, Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain in distance. My second time/2nd trip returning home with a eastbound arrival, therefore with a view of the whole city.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate.
-Midday flight from SAN to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. San Diego to Phoenix. SAN to PHX. SAN-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Back home once again to Mesa, AZ.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

December 10th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Right side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff!! Ascent!! Up through the clouds.
-Awesome views of: Mesa, 60 Freeway, Gilbert, Chandler, South Mountain, 101 loop freeway & 202 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Tempe & Salt River, Camelback Mountain in distance, Sky Harbor airport runways and terminals, Downtown Phoenix, Glendale & Peoria & Sun City in distance.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Midday flight from PHX to San Diego International Airport, in San Diego, California.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 3 weeks ago

November 24th, 2018. After Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach and landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Descent, final approach, and touchdown! Back home.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate. After a cloudy and rainy takeoff from Louisville (SDF), it was a clear, warm and sunny day in Phoenix.
-Awesome views of: Mesa in the distance, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop Freeway & 202 loop Freeway, Interstate 17 freeway, Sun City & Peoria & Glendale, South Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, downtown Phoenix w/ Chase Field.
*This marked my first time (of my trips to/from PHX Sky Harbor after so long) landing toward the east, with a classic view of downtown Phoenix. Passing almost directly over the city before touching down. (It's the usual morning time arrival path. It switches direction in the afternoon.) That's why I knew to sit on the left side.
-Morning flight: Louisville, KY to Phoenix, AZ. SDF to PHX. SDF-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

-The end of my long-time-coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. I officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

9 months ago

November 20th, 2018. Happy Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in January 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff! Ascent.
-Flight attendant announcement once surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. At first, a mostly clear, warm and sunny day, with some clouds. In Louisville, it was very cloudy and much colder.
-Awesome views of: Sky Habor terminals, Salt River, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop Freeway, 202 loop Freeway, Northern Mesa, Highway 87, Tonto National Forest, Saquaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Roosevelt Lake & Roosevelt Dam.
-Morning flight: Phoenix, AZ to Louisville, KY. PHX to SDF. PHX-SDF. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800.

-My long time coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. i officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

9 months, 1 week ago

November 2nd, 2018. After Halloween! (Uploaded in November 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Final approach. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate. Clear, warm and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Mesa, Gilbert, 60 freeway, Chandler, 101 loop freeway, South Mountain in distance, Tempe & ASU campus, Salt River.
-Afternoon connecting flight, home to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). CHS to HOU to PHX. CHS-HOU-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700.

-Part 4 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time ever in both Charleston, SC and Houston, TX.
-My return trip home to Phoenix, Arizona.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in November 2019) Happy Halloween!
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After a beautiful sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, 101 loop freeway, Mesa, 60 freeway, Chandler, Gilbert, PHX Mesa Gateway Airport, Apache Junction, 202 loop freeway, Usery Mountain, Globe. Tonto National Forest. Fall season.
-Early morning nonstop flight over to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. To catch connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

-Part 1 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast & Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Landing in Phoenix, Arizona. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds. Just before and during sunset. Beautiful!
-Awesome views of: 202 loop freeway, northern Mesa, 101 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain.
-Hot and more humid during late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

12 months ago

October 25th, 2019. Joe Bonamassa and his band performed live
in concert at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
-My POV recordings of some of the songs they played. NOT the complete show. Photo slideshow!
-The guitar event of the year!
-Most recent albums: 'Blues of Desperation' (2016) & 'Redemption' (2018). His newest live album, 'Live At the Sydney Opera House' has been released.
-My first time seeing Joe & his band live. Fantastic! Great for my final concert of the year. It's been a long ride, but the fun is over.
-Happy Halloween season!
-Blues rock, jazz, dancing, fun, loudness, jamming, groovy, funky.
-Guitar, drums, vocals, keyboard, piano, saxophone, horn section.
-This was my second ever visit to the Comerica Theatre, after seeing Mark Knopfler here.
-Views outside the theater, of downtown Phoenix, and my ticket is pictured at the end.
*No set-list for this show, it was never added on the website.

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. "Evil Mama" (So catchy!)
2. "King Bee Shakedown"
3. Start of "Just 'Cos You Can, Don't Mean You Should"
4. Some of "If Heartaches Were Nickels"(Warren Haynes cover)
5. "This Train" (Long)
6. "Blues of Desperation"
7. "Sloe Gin" (Tim Curry cover)
Encore
8. Some of "Woke up Dreaming" (acoustic guitar solo)
9. "Mountain Time" (Long)
10. End of show, audience cheers! Thanks! The band takes a bow, waves. Goodnight! Goodbye!

*I did NOT film: "The Ballad of John Henry", among others. I regret not filming Joe's "Hello!" talk to the audience and the band member introductions.

1 year ago

September 9th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor terminals & runway, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop freeway, Northern Mesa, 202 loop freeway, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, South Mountain in distance, McDowell Mountain Park, Highway 87, Tonto National Forest, Interstate 17 freeway. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Early morning flight up to Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado. To catch connecting flight to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to DEN to MCO. PHX-DEN-MCO.
-Part 1 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

1 year ago

October 15th, 2019. Phil Collins (Genesis) & his band perform live in concert at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
-"Still Not Dead Yet" Tour (Extension of "Not Dead Yet" Tour). They play songs from Phil's solo career, a few Genesis tracks, and a few covers. His son Nicholas Collins plays the drums and some piano. Final farewell. Retirement!
-My POV's of many of the songs they played. NOT the complete show. Photo slideshow. Fun!
-Guitar, drums, vocals, keyboard, piano, saxophone and horns section, lights, dancing, audience sings along often.
-My ticket and the full set-list are pictured at the end.

-What is shown/What I filmed:
1. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
2. "Another Day In Paradise" (The full band is revealed on stage)
3. "Don't Lose My Number" (Billy!)
4. Phil talks & "'Throwing It All Away" (Genesis)
5. "Follow You Follow Me" (Genesis) (Video compilation on screen)
6. "I Missed Again"
7. Drum Trio (w/ Phil's son Nicholas Collins on drums)
8. "Something Happened On the Way to Heaven"
9. Phil talks & "You Know What I Mean" w/ his son on piano
10. "In the Air Tonight" (Classic!)
11. "Invisible Touch" (Genesis)
12. "Sussudio" (featured on the 'American Psycho' soundtrack)
13. Audience cheers! Thanks! Goodnight! The band takes a bow, exits stage.
Encore:
14. "Take Me Home"
15. Audience cheers! Thanks! Goodbye! The band exits stage. Farewell!

*I did NOT film: "Hang In Long Enough", "Who Said I Would", "Separate Lives" (Stephen Bishop cover), "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes cover), "Dance Into the Light", "Easy Lover" (Philip Bailey cover).

1 year ago

September 1st, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Labor Day Weekend.
-Scattered clouds, turbulence, bumpy approach & landing.
-Views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 Freeway, Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Camelback Mountain, Papago, Loop 202 freeway, Downtown Phoenix, Gilbert, Salt River.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. One of the female f-a's sings a song for us: "Marry one of us and you'll fly free."
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. East Valley! Maricopa!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA. Stagecoach Express shuttle van ride back home.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport. Just a week before my Orlando Florida trip.

1 year ago

August 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff to the west with a right turn, heading north for awhile, before turning left, back towards the west. Awesome views of South Mountain, Goodyear, Interstate 10 freeway, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Loop 101, Loop 303, Highway 60, Lake Pleasant, Highway 89, Prescott.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) afternoon flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Burbank, California. PHX Sky Harbor to Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport). PHX to BUR. PHX-BUR. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 1 of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

1 year ago

September 21st, 2019. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) & his band perform live in concert, at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. An evening with Mark Knopfler. He plays some Dire Straits classics, but mostly an emphasis on selections from his solo career/albums.
-'Down the Road Wherever' Summer Tour
-This tour promotes his most recent album, 'Down the Road Wherever' (2018).
-My POV's of many of the songs they played. NOT the complete show. View from the 3rd level balcony seats, left side. Photo slideshow.
-My ticket and the full setlist is pictured at the end. This was the closest feeling to actually seeing Dire Straits live, in the 80's or early 90's. I'm happy and satisfied, overall. Master class talent!

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. "Corned Beef City" ('Privateering' album)
2. "Sailing to Philadelphia" (Album of the same name w/ James Taylor)
3. "Once Upon A Time In the West" (Dire Straits album 'Communique')
4. "Romeo and Juliet" (Dire Straits album 'Making Movies')
5. "My Bacon Roll" (ending portion) ('Down the Road Wherever' 2018 album)
6. Mark tells the story about his teenage years and "Matchstick Man".
7. "Matchstick Man" ('Down the Road Wherever' 2018 album)
8. Band member introductions! (50 instruments fun fact. Before "Done With Bonaparte")
9. "Your Latest Trick" (Dire Straits album 'Brothers in Arms')
10. "On Every Street" (Dire Straits album of the same name)
11. "Speedway at Nazareth" ('Sailing to Philadelphia' album)
-Encore:
12. "Money For Nothing" (Dire Straits album 'Brothers in Arms')
13. "Going Home: Theme from 'Local Hero'" ('Local Hero' movie soundtrack)
14. Audience cheers! Thanks! Goodnight! Goodbye! The band takes a bow and waves.
* I did NOT film: "Why Aye Man" (opener), "Done with Bonaparte", "Heart Full of Holes", "Postcards From Paraguay".

1 year, 1 month ago

September 14th, 2019. Eric Clapton and his band performed live in concert, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The opening set was Jimmie Vaughan (who returned for the last song of the night). His new 2019 album: 'Baby, Please Come Home'.
-2016 album: 'I Still Do'.
-2018 album: 'Happy Xmas'
-My POV's of many of the songs they played. Not the complete show.
-Classic rock, blues rock, funk, country rock, folk, jazz, acoustic, electric, guitar, drums, vocals, piano, keyboard, women backup singers.
-Another old timer seen live now, to check off my bucket list.
-My ticket and the full setlist are pictured at the end.

-What is shown/what I filmed:
1. "Pretending"
2. "Key to the Highway"
3. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley)
4. "Tears In Heaven" (acoustic)
5. "Badge"
6. "Cross Road Blues" ("Crossroads")
7. "Little Queen of Spades" (Partial)
8. "Layla" (Original, Electric)
Encore
9. "Before You Accuse Me" (with Jimmie Vaughan)
10. Thanks! Goodnight! Goodbye! The band takes a bow, waves, exits stage, audience cheers.

*I did NOT film: "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", "Driftin' Blues", "Circus", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out", "Holy Mother".

1 year, 1 month ago

June 2nd, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing in Phoenix, AZ. Landing at PHX Sky Harbor. A few scattered clouds. Sunny and clear day. Descent and approach, views of Glendale, Peoria, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor, Camelback Mountain, South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop, 101 loop, Gilbert, Salt River, Tempe, ASU campus, etc. Touchdown, welcome announcement by flight attendant, taxi to the gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 1 month ago

May 29th, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat POV, behind the wing, of takeoff to the east with a turn around towards the west. Awesome views of Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Salt River, Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain, Sky Harbor Airport, and downtown Phoenix. Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) early morning flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. PHX Sky Harbor to John Wayne Airport. PHX to SNA. PHX-SNA.
-Part 1 of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 2 months ago

Zolna Report January 11, 2019
Depending on where you look, the age of the woman when she was first admitted that just gave birth at the Hacienda Nursing Home varies somewhat dramatically.

1 year, 9 months ago