Blog and ye’ shall receive! A couple of months ago I blogged about a Kelly Clarkson concert that started and ended well beyond my bedtime. I specifically requested early start times for artist whose target market is 30+ years old. The music gods (and goddesses too… no anti-feminist vibes coming from this direction) granted me my wish! On Saturday Steve and I went to see MC Hammer, Gin Blossoms and Pat Benatar and, get this, the concert started at 4:45pm. HOLY BLISS …my prayers had been answered!
It all began mid-week when my husband let me know that Gin Blossoms, MC Hammer and Pat Benatar would be sharing one stage. I let out a school girl yelp (who wouldn’t??!). For a girl whose youth expanded the 80’s and 90s, these three bands all playing on one stage in one
night early evening was guaranteed to be eargasmic. I told Steve that we HAD to go and when he rolled his eyes I may or may not have promised to pick up all the dirty clothes I had scattered across the master bedroom floor. After he purchased the tickets, I didn’t may or may not have followed through on my promise, but whose counting broken promises? (hopefully not Steve).
I had so much prepping to do before the concert. Do you have any idea how long it’s been since I’ve practiced my “Too Legit to Quit” hand motions?? I started to stress and then grew worrisome…. What if I couldn’t tease my bangs high enough? Does anybody still sell Aqua Net? Could my dream of Hammer serenading “Have you seen her? Tell me have you seen her?” to me actually come true?
When the moment came, I was not disappointed. The music started and five young ladies wearing all white appeared on stage like gangsta’angels from da’ hood yo’! And then…Stop! Hammer time…he appeared. The crowd was on their feet. And let me tell you something…Hammer has still got it. “It” is slightly slower than “it” used to be in his younger days and I imagine he had a lot of stretching to do before displaying his signature dance moves. But “it” was still hot.
Pat Benatar’s live voice is amazing and Gin Blossoms rocked. But mostly, it was nice being transported back to early 90’s for a few hours when life was a simpler time and my biggest worry was whether my Z Cavariccis would stay pegged.