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November 20, 2007

UPDATE



Here is an exclusive CrapCam photo of Hannah Montana. Or a boat explosion. Either way, it's quality entertainment.

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OOOHHHH......AHHHHHH....Pretty lights.

Okay, Dave. I sincerely hope you took me up on the earplug advice. I was dragged to a "death metal" concert on Saturday night, and they really helped me. Oh, and FIRST!

I think you forgot the question mark in that last sentence, Dave.

Doesn't matter what Dave paid for the seats, or that he even went. Sophie's gonna remember him crapcamming the bloggers. "Da-aad, you love them more than me!"
Ooooh, shiny lights!

Apparently Dave feels that if he has to suffer through the concert, then so do we.

I sent in a question mark, but Dave wouldn't post it. :(

Annie--I bet Sophie hasn't so much as looked at her dad since they got to the concert. Her laser-focus is on the minuscule dot that might be Hannah Montana. Or an overdressed ant.

Jeff, you're tellin' a Pulitzer Prize winning writer how to write?

I thought I had big ones.

I can see my house in that photo.

The lighting does look pretty cool, but I'd be willing to bet that the music is anything but.

A ⇑ ☜ to Dave.


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Dave, you have outstanding stamina for a Septigun sukptorgonadian old guy. May I be your coach when you attempt to swim the English Channel?

"More cow bell" would be lost on that crowd.

CJ--Actually, there was a Disney Channel tv movie called "Cow Belles", so they'd think you were asking for some extra "tween" actresses on the stage.

I, however, think any concert can be improved by more cow bell!

CJ--Here's the link: Check out the picture to the left of the name!

OK! I can clearly see Hanna Montana lip-syncing!!!

I can almost 'see' the sound of a skillion skreaking tweens. Much like the noise of 2,038 fan belts slipping at once. Or a circular saw with a worn-out blade.

Good eyes, Siouxie! I thought I saw a fake blonde wig somewhere in the glare, but I wasn't sure.

Sorry, Siouxie,
that was Lilly. Hanna is not nearly as sensua....
ooops, this is pg-13 site.
Later.

I have a friend who is lead singer in an actual band called More Cow Bell.

Uh-oh. Mary's here. You guys be good.

*stands by with Sharpie in hand*

Too bad Dave can't fling turkeys over the audience. Now THAT would be entertaining. If only turkeys would fly.

Wild turkeys can fly.
Or Wild Turkey can make you fly.
Whichever.

AuntieM, my eyes are used to those seats.

Now would be a really really good time for Dave to sneak out to the concession stand and purchase some beer.

Excellent, mary!

I know it was blogged before, but it bears repeating, if only to save us from more Miley.

Apparently I'm STILL blushing from feeling guilty!

well. I have a real cow bell.

so there.

Wyo, put it back on the cow, where it belongs.

Darn cowboys.

Wyo--can you get it to Dave in Florida within the next few minutes? You'll find him at the concession stand, buying beer.

Does anyone else think that maybe they have all of these pyrotechnics to distract from the fact that the performers suck?

ellie - shhh...shiny!

*snork* @ SNL's cowbell

Still, you haven't lived till you've seen Stephen King bang the cowbells!

ellie--see my comment at the first--so bright and pretty! Who's singing? Who cares? Shiny lights go boom!

Yeah Annie, those kids are on shiny like a barracuda!

Siouxie, love the SK pic! Were you there?

ellie, yes I was. So was Punkin,mm, Jeff and Meanie.

Auntie M, I'm guessing you have had to endure experience that before? So far I have been lucky and not had to take li'l ellie to any comcerts.

Luckily, my nieces haven't gone to any concerts with me. I've seen enough kids at enough shows to know the glazed look. And I've always loved fireworks displays!

Auntie M. this is as good as I can do.

not yet owning a transporter, and all.

Dave? Is that good enough?
(I bet he can upload the pic to the Crap Cam and hold it up, lighter style.)

1878 was a good year for cow bells

ellie, those big venue concerts are all light and recorded sound... otherwise, big venues are useless. The last one I went to was the Dead, @ 1994, and it was silly; you may as well be watching it on TV and listening through your stereo.

ShyJan, next time you get down this way, I get to pick and we'll go to the SkipperDome. We've done the beach and the suburbs, next time you need to check out Old Hippy Florida.

CJ--that's why I just stay home. Though I was dragged to death metal/hip hop "battle of the bands" on Saturday. Ugh. Earplugs and a huge bonfire were the only things that made it bearable. Oh, and some alcohol. We left after an hour.

Wyo, no transporter? What about a female robot?

I didn't get to go to my first concert until I was 14. It was The Monkees 20th Anniversary reunion tour. Good stuff...and, yes, much screaming (even though Michael wasn't there *sigh*).

Sad but true: my first concert was "New Kids on the Block". I was 14 and THRILLED to be there.
*hides head in shame*

Here is your transporter

As Dave writes another book, titled:
How I was sued by the RIAA for taking pictures at a Hanna Montana Concert, while Bob Uker sat 40 rows closer to the stage than our seats, for which we had mortgage the car to buy from the office ticket scalper, but it made a 7 year old very happy, at least until the music started.

Subtitled: How many trips to the bathroom will three 7 year old girls require during a two hour concert?

Auntie M, I think I have you beat. My first concert was A Flock Of Seagulls.

My first concert? That would be Barry Manilow.

"How many trips to the bathroom will three 7 year old girls require during a two hour concert?"

Pirate Boy, I think you have come up with the next title to a Rock Bottom Remainders song!

First concert? Sandi Patti. Second? Chicago.

ellie--ouch. I hope you didn't do your hair before you went.

Great, PirateBoy. You had to bring up BM.
*waits for horrible pictures posted by igloo or some other crazy person*

My first concert was Chris LeDoux, behind the chutes in Ten Sleep Wyoming. There were about 25 people there. sometime in the early seventies. (like 1971-2)

LOL Auntie! Some friends and I went to see them years later as a lark, and the lead singer with the funky hair was balding! BAHAHAHA! *shudders*

I still love The Monkees. Teaching my kids to like 'em, too. Part of a good music curriculum, you know.

gjd--As long as you don't teach them about the feces-flinging types of Monkees, you're doing okay.

I've seen all the t.v. shows, and I'm pretty sure they never did that. lol

Next, someone is going to tell me that Paul McCartney had a band before Wings.

DeskDiva: I bet I've seen Chicago 30 times, at least! But their lineup has changed so often, it's like that Simpsons episode featuring, as guest artist, "the nephew of the cousin of the brother of the guy who played Huggy Bear."

My first concert Eric Burdon and the Animals, I was 15. G@d, I'm old.

psssssst, cj, shyjan was down for thanksgiving. that means she's still got a couple days here in central florida. skippers is always a great idea though.

rebekah, are you the one that married Isaac?

AM, there are good places to see live music. I joined my brother in law and took 5 screamers to see Papa Roach in Raleigh, and all the Dads hid behind the bar, just to deflect the noise of the opening act. When Roach came on, our khaki cuffs started vibrating and great, clean sound filled the big club. I like live music, but not 'big' shows. There are great, small clubs to visit.

Wow. I wonder if Sophie will react with such shame years from now, as she tells some of her blogger friends that her first concert was, GASP, Hannah Montana.

Wyo, very funny! Not that old.

CJ-Small clubs are nice. I saw B.B. King at the 9:30 Club in D.C. I hated that there were no chairs, but it's got excellent live sound. As long as you don't mind that your dogs are barking and numb at the end of the night, it's a nice place to hear good music.

Before death metal, we saw a friend perform in a tiny bar in Baltimore. Now that was nice.

AM - that's hilarious! And probably very true. And then she'll point to us and say, "And these idiots BLOGGED about it!!"

Poppa Roach? I hadn't thought of them in years! Used to see them play at Disneyland, circa 1976. They did some spot-on Beach Boy covers, often better than the original.

Best discovery: Opening act for Al Jerreau at The Greek: Whitney Houston, performing her first show. Her album had only come out a few days before.

First concert: KISS at the Hollywood Sportatorium! My ex got close enough to the stage and took a great picture of Gene Simmons. Good times. I was 18.

I think I've got even the Barry Manilow guy beat. Myt first concert was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1972. The second was James Taylor and Carly Simon in 1973, when she was pregnat wit htheir first child - Ben, I think... Been to many others, including Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. :-)

Someone should start a "Hall of Shame" page with pictures of the bands from our first concerts.

Not it.

Kb - my sister has seen Neil Diamond 8 times. She says he puts on a heck of a show. I'm not buyin' it. ;-)

rush. signals tour.

but i wanted my first concert to be shaun cassidy.....

favorite venue, house of blues.
poppa roach is getting lots of air time these days with "forever".

1971, 11 years old, Jethro Tull in Honolulu. That should explain a lot.

my first concert was the Jackson 5 tour in 80? 81? somwehere around there.

and siouxie, i believe you mean the hollywood SNORTatorium. that was the best place for tailgating before and after a concert! also, i've seen KISS almost nonstop since the early 80's. paul stanley will be at the mall here november 30th, to sell some of his paintings. the cheapest one goes for about $1500 if anybody wants one.

cg. you don't look near that old.

Not that any of you even know who these bands were (or even care): My first concert (besides symphonies and stuff that my mom made me go to) was at the Oakland Colusium in 1975 -- Gary Wright; Peter Frampton; Robin Trower; Dave Mason; Fleetwood Mac. The end of my innocence, and the beginning of the end of my hearing.

The Monkees three times. First time they had The Grass Roots, Gary Pucket and the Union Gap, and Herman's Hermits. 2nd time, Wierd Al opened. THAT was fun. I don't recall if they had an opener the third time.

I've also seen Billy Joel, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Lost & Found (more times than I remember).

Hey, foggy. I recognized Peter Frampton and Fleetwood Mac. The hearing thing: that's why you wear the earplugs. Saw Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour (sort of, due to my pain/suffering in mid-June), and wore earplugs the whole time. My ears thanked me. Got to see Blondie and Cyndi. I missed them in the 80s.

*flaps in for a moment*

Did I mention I saw the Beach Boys when I was in junior high, and they were playing at NORTH STAR MALL in San Antonio? The mall!

In honor of Blue Oyster Cult (more cowbell):

All those girls have come
Here; their folks succumbed
Parents: drink beer, the shriekers
Have just begun; they will escalate
When they see Montana

They go crazy…just hear the shriekers
You can’t hear the band…just hear the shriekers
Grown men start to cry…just hear the shriekers
Shortening your lifespan…


Be back later!

*flaps away*

The Monkees three times. First time they had The Grass Roots, Gary Pucket and the Union Gap, and Herman's Hermits. 2nd time, Wierd Al opened. THAT was fun. I don't recall if they had an opener the third time.

I've also seen Billy Joel, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Lost & Found (more times than I remember).

gjd--I saw Weird Al once. I really want to see him again; he doesn't tour all the time. Want to bear his...wait, never mind. Anyway, I loved his concert!

*flaps in for a moment*

Did I mention I saw the Beach Boys when I was in junior high, and they were playing at NORTH STAR MALL in San Antonio? The mall!

In honor of Blue Oyster Cult (more cowbell):

All those girls have come
Here; their folks succumbed
Parents: drink beer, the shriekers
Have just begun; they will escalate
When they see Montana

They go crazy…just hear the shriekers
You can’t hear the band…just hear the shriekers
Grown men start to cry…just hear the shriekers
Shortening your lifespan…


Be back later!

*flaps away*

I'm in the middle of a Duck sandwich. Hmmm...don't know how I feel about that...

Do we all have hiccups tonight?

thanks, wyo!

gjd - LOST AND FOUND?!?!? I LOVE THEM!!!!!!! :) You MUST work with church youth!

OK, I can see the problem we have with this. The rules are: first concert or show you can remember.

For me, being up that late, it was the 7-year-old concert I went to with my family; 1967, Vientianne, Laos the Kingston Trio opening for Louie Armstrong. My memories are of blue and white light, then falling asleep in a parent-lap... just like this show.

Wait....do we count musicals as shows? Because the first musical I saw was My Fair Lady, but my first actual music concert with a band was..still...New Kids on the Block.

Kingston Trio? One of my faves! We had our friends sing their version of "You are the New Day" at our wedding.

wow...all great concerts. I've seen Billy Joel about 8 times, Styx (3), Queen (3), Heart(4), Bruce, MJackson, The GoGos, Earth, Wind & Fire, Teddy Pendergrass, and yes the sappy ones like Celine Dion and (gasp) BM! Just to name a few. I know there's more. I've recently seen some great country artists to.

DD, I thought you would probably know about them. They are my all time favourite Christian band...well, maybe ANY band. And, to be honest, I go for me, though I do invite youth to go along. LOL! They came to my high school in '88 and I was hooked. I see them any time they are anywhere near.

Oh, I forgot. I've seen Mark Lowry, too. I knew there was more.

anybody else out there get to sing with Chris LeDoux? anybody else even know who he was?
just askin'

Siouxie--I'm jealous of you for the following people: Billy Joel, Heart, Bruce, The GoGos. I just never seem to find the time or money to see the "big names". I'm always seeing someone small. We're seeing the Dresden Dolls in a club after Xmas.

My first concert was Tony Bennett. The second one was GLoria Estefan with the opening act The Party. The Party was a group of Mouseketeers that formed a band. Jacksonville had an awesome summer free concert series.
I have also had the great fortune to see Paul McCartney, Queen + Paul Rodgers and Billy Joel. My parents raised me right. :)

You all are making me want to turn on some loud music and sing along. Not good when the kids have to tell ME to turn the music down so that they can sleep!

oh..and I'm going to see Keith Urban in a few weeks ;-)

My cowgirl boots and hat are ready!!

Sorry, Wyo. I have no idea who Chris LeDoux is. Anyone else? Keep in mind, my parents kept a close eye on our music. I knew the classic musicals Annie, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, etc. as well as the Muppets, Sesame Street, the Blues Brothers, and Billy Joel. Until I got a radio of my own, I didn't know other music.

Hermann's Hermits, summer of '67. Opening act: The Who. Mrs Brown's loverly daughter never saw it comin'.

I missed Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees that summer (not sure that show came through Houston), but I was in the 7th row at the Sam Houston Coliseum for the Electric Ladyland tour in August of '68.

Most loudest: Infected Mushroom at Sound Bar, Chicago ~January, '05. Set ran from 1 to 3 AM. Sound level: Same as Hotblack Desiato's Disaster Area (but with very low distortion. My hair vibrated). Oldest geezer in the place, by 25 years: danceswithvowels

AuntieM - that was way back when concert tickets were affordable. It's ridiculous now. Oh yeah...and Ricky Martin. I saw Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine at my HS prom.

I know what you mean, AM. Tickets are PRICEY. Just look at Hannah Montana! Billy Joel was paid for by a boyfriend, I think. (I try to just remember the concert and not the company.) If a ticket costs more than a week worth of groceries for the family, I will probably have to pass. (Now, if it were SHOES that cost that, I might have to think about it...)

*snork* @ dwv and Hotblack Desiato.

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