So yeah. Saw WEEN Saturday night at Red Rocks.
Looking back at everything, it was ok. Yeah, just ok.
Eventually made it inside...yikes! Stairs! Steep stairs! For someone with a massive and uncontrollable fear of heights, it was scary. But, the things ya have to do to rock out. It was my first time there, so I let Shmeder do the honors of snagging us seats and let me tell you boys and girls, she did not dissapoint. SHE ROCKED!!! 5th row, baby!
So we chitted and chatted with the nice guy Chuck that we sat next to for the last half of the Go! Team. They were good...very peppy!
Flaming Lips up next. WOW. My first FL concert. Very visual. Very over the top with dancing Santa's and dancing purple space aliens. Lots of confetti. Mega-confetti.Floaty gigantic green balloons in the sky. Good musicians but after awhile, the mic cam got very old. For some reason, they had a mini-cam stuck on the microphone and I saw way more of the lead singer's mouth...and teeth, and beard follicles than I ever really cared to see. Good music tho, but after awhile all I wanted was for WEEN to hit the stage.
After close to an hour (??) clean up after the Lips, WEEN took the stage at 11:15 ish.
[Inserting a personal rant here. For most of the concert, I was sitting on the end. Was happy to have a seat, no doubt, but all sorts of 'crowder-inners' decided to try and become friends so they could share my seat with them. Nah, not so much. The Security guy was great at shooing them away, but it got old really quick and only got better once WEEN took the stage and everyone moved to the center.
What never got better and what totally fucking pissed me off was the people who HAD to smoke. They were everywhere. EVERYWHERE. The guards tried to manage it, but after awhile they gave up.
(Smoking is allowed on the far sides of the arena, but not in the main area) Couldn't breathe mid-way thru the Lips and it got worse once WEEN started. Felt like crap and at that point was frustrated beyond belief. This was a concert I had been waiting for for AGES. And now that it was about to happen, I was so miserable I almost cried. Selfish bastards. End of rant]
It was cool seeing WEEN. Cool when they played some of my faves. Realized I have no where near that knowledge that others have of WEEN...and that's cool..it was good music.
After awhile, I gave up,tho. Was just too uncomfortable from not being able to breathe. Took me 15 minutes to make it up the stairs and watched the last 6 songs from the top. Much better air quality up there.
One by one, everyone appeared at the top of the stairs. Fervent hopes for a breakfast burrito vendor to be waiting for us outside the entrance gate were dashed. Damn! We were starving, it was late - after 1 am- and we still had to get out of the parking lot.
After a rousing discussion of perceptions of 'real' friendships vs. 'blog' friendships we finally made it out of Red Rocks, were back at the Colorado Mills rendevouz pick-up place where NO restaurants were open, damn them, and thanks to eagle-eyed Kevin, we were in the drive-thru line at Taco Bell within 5 minutes after departing Colorado Mills.
Starving doesn't even begin to describe how hungry we were. I thought Rosie was gonna pass out. After major scarfage, it was time to drop off the rest of my carpooling cohorts then head home. Two nights in a row of getting to sleep past 3 am. Nice! Beats sitting at home watching HGTV and falling asleep on the couch.
Sunday is a day that hopefully Rosie and Kevin have forgotten by now. MOVING DAY! I have to give them props! They were the most cool, calm and collected movers I have ever seen. Very organized, very on top of things. I was very impressed. Was even more impressed when they did not laugh at me for all the height-challenged things I could not do and for having to wimp out on them with a break right in the middle of unloading the moving van at the new house.
Knowing them, they are probably all unpacked and sipping beers on the front porch, with lovely little Lucy at their feet.
Wound up the day with errands, BBQ out with Tom (he turned me on to a new BBQ place, given my newfound desire for weekly Sunday night bbq ribs) then came home to weed, water, do laundry, clean the kitchen, grocery shop, organize bills and unwind.
So that's the weekend wrap up. Two and a 1/2 more days to go then off to Chicago for hanging out with my cousin and hitting up Lollapalooza!
Tomorrow is August. Where has this year gone?