Kitsnaps: Jon Bon Jovi
So on Wednesday last we realized that my sister’s out-of-town Saturday performance conflicted with the Bon Jovi concert and that meant it was nearly impossible for Mom to go to Deirdre’s show and then babysit, and after a bit of discussion, agreed that the thing to do was for me to ask Kate to come up and go to the concert with me, and then next week Ted would go down to Cork and go to the ZZ Top concert with her while I held down the (newly moved, by then) fort.
Kate, effectively, said, “Squee!” and came up Saturday morning so we could catch a 1pm bus out to Slane Castle, where Bon Jovi was playing. I had our Diamond Circle upgrade printout tickets and all was well.
Nobody told us it was a 3 mile walk from the bus stop to the venue. Seriously, 3 miles. (On our way back after the concert, Kate, solemnly, said, “Well, I’m glad to have gotten my 10,000 steps in for the year,” which kept me laughing for the rest of the walk to the buses. :)) It was very pretty, though!
I, despite several warning signs to the contrary, managed to be *so certain* that the Meat Loaf Farewell Tour concert that I bought tickets for in _December_ was tonight, May 19, that I did not check the tickets until I got to the concert venue tonight and nobody was there.
The concert was on Friday, the 17th.
And we didn’t get the house we were hoping to.
I’m going to go watch Sherlock and drown my sorrows now. *sigh*
We Will Rock You
So my friend
won tickets to see “We Will Rock You” in Dublin and put out a call on FB to see if anybody wanted to go with him. I said, “Me, me!” and so we went.
Let me make this clear: “We Will Rock You” is pretty awful…and yet by the end of it, even I, who knows better, went away feeling like I’d seen a great show. I’m a tough audience; most people are not going to have the problems I had with the show, and my frequently scathing review is not meant to belittle those who really love it, because I can see why people would. :)
More behind the cut, because this will spoil the stage show.
You want to talk about the worst they can say is no! Billy Joel sings “New York State of Mind” with a cheeky college student as his piano accompaniment. It’s *wonderful*. Watch through to the end for the jazzy bits. :)
picoreview: DKR & Springsteen
Picoreview: The Boss puts on a good show. Even if I knew exactly four songs, all hits from the 80s, I’m damned glad we went to the Springsteen concert. It was fun, he was great, he lifted a 7 year old kid up onto the stage to sing with him, and it is my recollection that in the 80s, aside from a moderate musical talent, he was also known for really being able to fill out a pair of jeans. Dude’s 62 and can still shake that thang. Dayum. (Halfway through the second song Ted said to me, “Bruce has an ass cam,” and I said, “There’s a reason Bruce has an ass cam…” :)) Anyway, we had a really good time and apparently I’m not going to manage a better writeup than this, so there ya go.
Also, despite the fact that it had been lashing rainstorms all day, the skies began to clear as the concert began and it was an utterly beautiful evening all the way through. God continues to prove herself as a rock fan. :)
Picoreview: The Dark Knight Rises: I liked Avengers better, but the end of the film lifted it all up for me. It needed at least half an hour cut from it. That said, though: Anne Hathaway was the first person I’ve ever seen play Selina Kyle on the big screen (Michelle Pfeiffer did not play Selina Kyle, regardless of what the character was named), and she was wonderful. Honestly wonderful. Please let there be a Catwoman movie, and please let them not screw it up.
Possibly the most entertaining bit of the movie for me came beforehand, when they were playing commercials. One of them is this annoying “Moms support their little Olympic athletes through it all” thing that’s being aired over here, and the woman next to me, just sitting down as the ad played, snarled, “Because fathers aren’t parents too,” which made me start giggling. She muttered, “Sorry,” and I said no, no, I’m totally with you, and we had an increasingly good giggle over it. Nice to find kindred spirits. :)