World’s Biggest Sing-a-long?

Just got back an hour ago from a pop concert. Big name girl-singer-actress-star brought her tour to our town and eldest got to go. It was surprisingly good. I’m such a folkie snob — I’ve given up on anyone with the least bit of pop appeal actually rocking out. I mean, the bass player was great and the woman at the drums? Wow!

Some observations from an old woman sitting in at her first pop-rock concert since giving birth to the same child she escorted to this concert:

  1. Based upon the opening group, I can tell that New Wave really is back “in” again which is nice because my mindset is still back in the late 70s, early 80s.
  2. These kids today have it so easy. Glow sticks? Back in my days we had lighters and damn it all with the fire marshals.
  3. Those jumbo screens simulcasting the concert are a bit superfluous in a small hockey arena, but strangely hypnotic.
  4. Anyone with Windows could probably program the light show and definitely the big screen behind the band.
  5. They all know the lyrics and joined in on every song with enthusiasm. It’s the new surround sound, albeit in a soprano range!
  6. Best of all? We walked there and back. And it didn’t even take fifteen minutes! One of the benefits of smalltown life (and an address reasonably close to the downtown, I must admit).

9 Responses to “World’s Biggest Sing-a-long?”

  1. Ricki Says:

    No chance of you disclosing who it was?

  2. ancarett Says:

    Her initials are H.D. — Does that help?

  3. Ricki Says:

    Yes :-)
    I bet eldest had a great time! I know that my “mini me” sure would have!

  4. sm Says:

    I heard interviews with kids at the concert on the CBC today, and an excerpt of the performer’s music. She sure doesn’t sound like New Wave.

    Yeah, walking to a big concert eliminates the single most aggravating aspect — finding a place to park.

  5. ancarett Says:

    Oh, no, sm. She wasn’t the New Wave sound I heard. That was the five-man band that opened for her — I didn’t catch their name, however. But the bassist would have fit in well with the Ramones!

    H.D. — solidly pop-rock. But at least there was some rock to the pop!

  6. Ricki Says:

    Check here… I think that the article supports your inclinations, Anc…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20060102/ca_pr_on_en/music_hello_operator_1

  7. ancarett Says:

    Excellent research, my friend! Thanks for the link: I hadn’t seen that story.

  8. Denise Says:

    OK first I must say - your daughter is not old enough to go to a concert. She cannot be that grown up. It was just yesterday… not right, not right at all.

    Next, I gotta say - isn’t it fun to do that kind of thing with your kids? I love it when I get to take mine to a show. (Love it more when it’s MY music I’m taking them to hear, because as you well know goddess - it is all about ME!)

    Glad you had a good time, even if it was HD.

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