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:
- 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.
- These kids today have it so easy. Glow sticks? Back in my days we had lighters and damn it all with the fire marshals.
- Those jumbo screens simulcasting the concert are a bit superfluous in a small hockey arena, but strangely hypnotic.
- Anyone with Windows could probably program the light show and definitely the big screen behind the band.
- They all know the lyrics and joined in on every song with enthusiasm. It’s the new surround sound, albeit in a soprano range!
- 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).