Tuesday, May 27, 2008

just like a faucet that leaks, and there is comfort in the sound

Last night was the big concert. I was so excited because I have recently fallen in love with Rogue Wave and was most excited to see them. And then the rain and cold happened. And then the two hour technical delay happened. So after waiting in a (literal) mile-long line in the cold cold coldness, the concert started at 7:00 instead of 5:00, and Rogue Wave was the night's casualty. They didn't get to play. Boo.

But Tegan + Sara were really fun live and Death Cab was awesome as always. I am a little bummed that they've made it big because now the fans aren't really hard-core. Like what is wrong with this picture when the person most visibly rocking out to the band is a 24-year-old mother of two (me)? We last saw them play 4 years ago and they were not yet radio friendly which meant that they were still friendly enough to come chat with us after the concert. But no more. Oh well. Ben Gibbard was looking especially svelte, which we are hoping is the result of Jenny Craig rather than Mary Jane and her friends. If you know what I mean.

Every time I attend a concert I come home feeling like maybe I missed my calling in life to be a guitarist. But I like the boy guitarists best, and I don't want to be a boy. So oh well.

This is what we look like, at a concert.


brooke & tyler said...

I'm sorry you missed out on your Rogue Wave (not quite sure who they are-but still sorry).
And I say more power to you when you are a 24 year old with two kids still going to concerts.

wendy said...

You looked great. And I'm glad you're a girl, Abby. ;-)

Concerts are fun!

wendy said...

You looked great. And I'm glad you're a girl, Abby. ;-)

Concerts are fun!

Anonymous said...

Rock on, baby. AG

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Great picture of you and your sweetheart! :-)

I know how you feel about bands.... I saw REM when they were a little-known band, back in the early 80s (when I was in 11th grade) and then when they became big I remember thinking "But I'm one of the TRUE fans!" but really, it's nice when other people 'discover' the cool music that you love.

For instance - I had never heard of Death Cab for Cutie until I heard it playing on YOUR blog and thought "what a cool band!". So now a 40 year old mom of 2 in Atlanta likes them as well. :-)