Monday, August 25, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins

My nephew,Chad, works in the music industry and this last week had a gig with the Smashing Pumpkins, so when he and my niece called to see if Bob and I wanted to go see them(for free!) we were like YES!, We met up with Chad at Margaritaville and spent an hour with him, and then we fought the rain and ran over to where the concert was. It was cool because there were all these people in line, and we walked right up:) its good to know people! Chad came out and chatted with us for awhile, and handed us two back stage passes to meet the band afterwards.
Bob and I haven't been to a concert in a few years, so we were pretty excited and overly ambitious. The concert started at 915pm, and we were ready to jam and party all night long! The place was packed, and once the concert got started, we no longer were able to see our nephew,except the few times we looked on stage and saw his head coming up from the floor.
So here is what happened, I stood in line for drinks for about 30 mins, and then had to find Bob in a swarm of people. The music started and it was so loud, the floor was literally vibrating, People were dancing, they were banging their heads so hard, I thought the heads were going to pop off and roll down the hall! I kept waiting for the songs that I knew, but for some reason I didn't recognize any of them. At about 11pm, I couldn't take it anymore, I really wanted to stay the whole time, but I was getting nauseous from the beat and lack of AC, so Bob and I decided to leave,we would have stayed if we were going to see Chad again, but that wasn't an option.(sorry Chad!)
Before we left, we did give those back stage passes, to these two guys who were standing by us the whole night, telling us how this was the greatest band ever, and they loved these guys. They were thrilled! I don't know if they went back, because I don't know if they really believed us! Bob and I went to Perkins for Breakfast food, and got home by 12pm. We are so OLD! Our party "all night long", turned into four hours. That is really pathetic!We did have a great time out. The best part was spending time with our nephew, and I would go to any band to do that!

So on our way to the gym today, I found out why I didn't recognize any of there music. I was listening to the radio and said, Bob why didn't they play this song, this is my favorite song they sing. He said probably because that's Blind Melon,not the Smashing Pumpkins!Bob started laughing. that's who you thought it was, didn't you? yep the whole time! So, I have never actually listened to any Smashing Pumpkins songs before!
Thanks Chad for the tickets, we really did have a great time. You are awesome! We enjoyed spending time with you.
BTW Chad just got a promotion! He is now the tour manager for Ben Folds Five! Congrats Chad, I am going to start downloading their music asap, so when you are back in town and I go to the concert I know EXACTLY who I am going to see!! I love you Teryn and Chad!
We did take pictures too, and when we can figure out how to download them from our phone we will post them.. Hey I told you we were old!


Cpt. J's Wife said...

That is so hilarious! I completely get where you are coming from. As "old" people our party starts with bloody marys - by the time we get around to the actual "party time" we are ready for bed. I don't remember the last time I saw 2 AM (unless it was to get up and pee because I can't hold my bladder anymore!!).

Ann said...

I read this and had to read it again and then had Alan read it. He did a roflol...It was if I had written it myself and was having a out of body experience.

Just last week - we went to the Smashing Pumpkins with Teryn as her and Chad's guest. Alan absolutely loved it so did George. Vik and I are sitting some of the time (everyone else is standing, jumping and bobbing heads). We were people watching.

I said yelling in her ear "That songs sounds like the 1st song we heard, and the 2nd, and the 3rd. We laughed so hard. At least the guys enjoyed it and we were together with family. That is what matters. Though I couldn't hear good to begin with, my ears still have a ringing noise echoing in there somewhere.....

Loved your was right on the money. We are getting old, at least you guys went out and ate breakfast...we left early and went straight home.

Luv Ya,

The Pilot's Wife said...

mamaw was so surprised we got home that early, she hadn't even put the kids to bed yet! Well, I don't think I have stayed up that long, except on Christams eve!!
All night I would see young people, and was like, Bob there mom would kill them if..., they shouldnt wear that... he was like, you are such a mom!

Cpt. J's Wife said...

I had to add this... Everytime we go out I tell Cpt J, I bet these kids thinks someone's parents followed them!!