Thursday, March 08, 2007

I'm Ready is the best song ever

I haven't watched Lost yet, and it's totally killing me. Please no spoilers in the comments, but was it good?

Quick question for my fellow Browns fans: Are we seriously getting Jamal Lewis? The guy who set his personal record for rushing in a single game against us? How is this even possible? Holy crap B must be seething. Well the good news is maybe he can help us win some games. The bad news is he's from Baltimore so he'll probably be moving back in a few months. He'll tell us he loves us, but that he "just can't stay here". Then we'll get all depressed and start a blog.

On Monday night we went to see Jack's Mannequin play at the House of Blues.

The concert
Absolutely fantastic. I have been a huge fan of Andrew McMahon ever since the inception of Something Corporate. His side project, Jack's Mannequin, created one of my most favorite albums of all time. The universe has unloaded mountains of talent on this guy, and I guarantee we'll see much more from him in the future. It's hard to believe he's only 24. Well there's one thing I know for sure: the man knows how to write a song. I think he's a genius. Also I think I would make out with him a little bit. Please if you get a chance and you haven't already, check out Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate.

The crowd
Without using any sarcasm or my frequently present exaggeration, I can confidently say we were easily 8-10 years above the average age of the rest of the concertgoers. And the only reason it is that close is because of all the parents there who brought their underage kids and then had to stay because there was no where else to go. In fact we stood behind 3 moms who were wearing ear plugs, and every once in a while their kids would come up and ask for money.

Signs we did not fit in:

- We filled out our bras (this applies to the ladies only)
- We drove ourselves
- We didn't have on a band t-shirt or slutty shirt
- Half of us had to wear glasses to see the stage. The other half had contacts.
- We could buy beer
- We wore coats
- Jack's Mannequin did a cover of The Police's "Message in a Bottle", and we were the only ones who knew the words

Seriously we were dressed exactly like the parents around us. My sister tried hard to look like she belonged with the younger kids by wearing a tight shirt and cool jeans, but she added a cardigan, tennis shoes and her glasses so she really didn't pull it off.

I fondly remember the days when my parents would have to drive me to a concert, and I would refuse to wear a jacket in the middle of winter-unless it was my sweet leather bomber's jacket. And I can remember my parents rolling their eyes at me saying, "People are going to think your parents let you leave the house looking like an idiot." And it's true because I looked at all the kids around me and thought, "Man these guys look like idiots. What's up with their parents?" But you know what? You should be thanking your lucky stars, Mom and Dad, because at least the clothes I wore left something to the imagination...of pedophiles. I can't believe what the girls are wearing these days. I don't care how old that makes me sound. I was in shock at the supertight, midriff-baring, cleavage-showing (if they had any) shirts these girls had on. At one point Diane looked around, let out a depressing sigh and said, "My daughter's going to have sex when she's 12 isn't she." I tried to imagine what would've happened if I had tried to leave the house looking like that back in the day. Here's how it goes in my mind:

My dad: "What the hell do you think you're doing?"
Me: "I'm going to a concert."
My dad: "Don't you need to get dressed?"
Me: "Daa-aad!! This is how people dress!"
My dad: Hearty laughter. Pause. "You're grounded."

Buying alcohol was hilarious. There was a bar on one side of the room and a candy stand where you could buy candy, juice and Gatorade at the back of the room. At all times the line for the candy was 3 times as long as the line for the bar. Actually there was no line for the bar. The bartenders spent most of the concert just standing around except for when we were up there putting them to work.

I think the thing that really made me feel the oldest was that I was so much older than the actual bands themselves. It reminds me of when I'm watching professional sports, and it hits me that I'm older than half the players out there. I haven't felt that old in a long time. Okay only like every day since I've turned 30 but still. Oh well. I may be an old lady, but at least I was a warm old lady in my coat, gloves and hat and not some idiot kid.


Skeezix said...

I feel entirely the way you do about the way girls are dressing these days. I thought I was scandleous in my angora sweater that showed just a bit of my stomach, that would be considered tame by today's standards. And Jesus, that was only 10 years ago.

I was in a bar this weekend and a girl in the bathroom struck up a conversation. We are from neighboring hometowns and when we realized her brother I went to the same school I asked his name. This is the following exchange:

Me: What's your brother's name, maybe I know him.

Dumb youth: Uh, how OLD are you?

Me: 27.

Dumb Youth: AH! Maybe you know his teachers because you are way to old to know him.

Me: Uh, actually one of the religion teachers used to a crush of mine when we went to school together.

Dumb Youth: You're so GAY!

So I'm not only OLD but also GAY.

Sarah said...

Skeezix, she actually said, "Maybe you know his teachers??" What a brat! Seriously we are so old and gay.

Johnny Virgil said...

You came very close to losing me with all the sports talk up front. Luckily for me, I stuck with it, because now I have new music to listen to.

Thanks grandma.

Skeezix said...

Sarah, for real. That is totally what she said to me. I hope when she turns 27 someone says the same damn thing to her thus making her feel old and gay.

Tom said...

Dude! Lost was SO GOOD!

Seriously. So Good. First, because it's got some of ______'s back story, which is always awesome. Second because _____, _____, _____, and _____ are with ____ in the jungle. Third, because ______ gets pissed about _____, and then ______ totally ______ his ass! And then they rescue Jack and find a way off the island!

I mean, ____ ______ _______ _ ____!!!


Carly said...

The most interesting thing about last night's episode of lost was wondering whether it was the same cat both times.

Honestly, it sucked... but as I mention in my blog I've gotten myself in enough trouble already so I'll stop now.

Diane said...

You forgot to mention that we didn't help ourselves in trying to fit in when we all argued for at least 10 minutes about who was better: David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar (Sammy Hagar obviously).