May 6th, 2016

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

30-day Challenge - Day 20


Day 20: Concerts you have attended

My first reaction when I saw this was it wasn't worth a post. I don't really do concerts. Except the more I thought about, the more I realized I'd seen. Most of them were in college. Before Craig, I always seemed to get involved with guys who were obsessed with music.

But back then...I saw Sting in concert three times, mostly because he was my single favorite musician for a really long time. Some interesting opening acts. Concrete Blonde. Vinx (who still astounds me). I got to see Billy Idol after his motorcycle accident. He came out onstage leaning heavily on his cane, got to center stage, then kicked it off to the sound amidst raucous cheers. Pretty awesome.

Let's see, who else...REM was amazing. My ex-husband dragged me to see Rush twice, but I'm not a fan so I didn't have fun at those. He also dragged me to a tour of Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe, another that he loved beyond reason. He got us tickets on the ground floor, about eight rows back, but I had an all-nighter for school the night before and then had to work after class, so when he picked me up after, I was exhausted. I fell asleep halfway through the concert, which he never let me forget. He was so pissed that I could dare fall asleep that he dragged me out halfway through. I should've realized then what an asshole he was, lol.

Craig and I haven't seen that many concerts together. We saw Matchbox 20 when we were still dating, and he took me to see Barry Manilow a few years back. Then there was my Buffy fandom phase. Kane a few times. Tons of Ghost of the Robot, including my favorite story about when I saw them in Edinburgh (it's here on my site, the June 25 entry). I still have the pictures from that night, including the one where I got the kiss on the cheek. One of my favorite fandom moments.

So I guess I did have something to say about the concerts I've gone to. :)