Thursday, February 15, 2007

I think I'm going to Katmandu

Well, the concert was a blast. It was the most ridiculous amount of fun and music and dancing I've had in a while. I'm not really one to not enjoy a concert- I love the music from where ever I am and am a big believer in the cheap seats. However, after being in the thirteenth row last night, I highly recommend it. It's almost like you forget about the 50,000 other people behind you. Almost.

And, I gotta say, I'm amazed by a sixty-one year old man that can pack an arena and rock out like that for over two hours, including two encores. That's worth my zombie-like state today, of this I'm certain.

I made friends, though, with a lot of the crowd around me. My friend and I (she ten years older than me) were the only people in sight under 40. For this we received a lot of ridicule. When the lady to my left pulled out her Bob Seger ticket stub from 1977, Toledo, Ohio and the lady to our right showed us her tour t-shirt from Summer 1986, we were both asked what we were doing in those years. My, you should have seen the looks when I said "well, in '77 I had yet to be conceived and in the summer of '86, I was basking in the glow of Kindergarten graduation."

They were seriously doubting I even knew how to spell Bob Seger, much less had any idea of what the music would be. I, of course, proved them wrong when three lines into Roll Me Away the lady to my left and I had one arm around one another and the other waving in the air together, singing along. Ah, the power of music!

Now I am more than sufficiently tired and, lo and behold, endlessly lucky because I'm taking off work early today on a SUPER secret mission. A mission so important and secret and confidential I can reveal not a detail. The only thing I can say is I'm not going to Katmandu. Not yet, anyway.

10 comments:

Danielle said...

Wow, you are a youngun!! OK, I wasn't THAT old in 77...sounds like a nice way to spend V-day though. And yes, those closer up seats certainly can make a difference. I've seen Bon Jovi 3 times now in concert and last time my friend wanted only floor seats, so I agreed to pay the price for them...nothing like about 30th or so row...we were still a ways back, but man...

justacoolcat said...

Sounds like a great show. Leave it to the power of music to rbing people together.

Remember, save your stub, you'll need it to harass youngsters at Mr Seger's 80th Birthday tour.

Joe CuttheShit said...

That sounds like SO much fun! I'm so jealous. Good for you!!

And here's my belated VDAY gift to you...

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Pot-Pie-I/Detail.aspx

It's SO easy to do. Just make sure you bake the bottom crust (the one you'll fill) for 10 minutes before you add the chicken mixture. Also, I added a tiny dash of tobasco (you can't taste it specifically). Bake for about 45 minutes-an hour.

It really came out well, so if you like the pot pie, I encourage you to make one.

Enjoy your day!

Backofpack said...

Well, you young thing, I was a freshman in college in 1977, and four years out of college and pregnant with my first child in 1986. Running (and music) brings us all together!

Ginger Breadman said...

ahhh, yes, the power of music. I wanna know what the secret is.

e.b. said...

I must have dreamnt last night that your secret was you planned a trip to NYC. Because I fully expected to come back here and see that you wrote that....but I am just going crazy.

Josh said...

If you come to NYC let me know, I'll take you for a run.

Sounds like a great show! And now... "turn the page..."

er... I mean I have to get to work.

runliarun said...

I am pleased to say that I know who Bob Seger is and some of his music. But that's due to my boyfriend, who was an adult by 1977, at least technically, he, he...

Sizzle said...

super secret mission!? i can't wait to hear what that is all about. :)

skinnylittleblonde said...

LOL...Young Indeed! I can remember in 1983, my Dad worked with a family member of Bob Seegars & got my brother & I tickets when he came to Atlanta. I was in 11th grade.