Name: Lynnie Snierson
Location: Salem, New Hampshire
Santana Fan Since: The early days; 1969 and Woodstock!
Why You Love Santana’s Music: It is a magical mix of sensuality and spirituality that affects me on a soul level. Whether experiencing a live show, listening in the car (my six-CD player is always racked with Santana), on my iPod, or anywhere else, the music lifts me higher and reminds me of Carlos’ message: choose love over fear and live your life with beauty, elegance, excellence and grace.
How Many Times You’ve Seen Carlos Live and Where/When: 22 times and every show has been fantastic. At age 17, I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Carlos and the band opened for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1969! I have seen Santana perform live in every one of the band’s six decades. 1960s: California, 1970s: Florida, 1980s: Boston, 1990s: Mansfield, MA, 2000s: Boston, Mansfield and Tacoma, WA, and 2010s: again back in Mansfield. I’m 60 now and excitedly looking forward to the concert in New Hampshire in July (2012).
Random Santana-related Fact: Carlos wrote “Bella” as a love song for his daughter Stella.