I didn't get out much this year.
I did get to Sarah McCully's CD release show, but had to leave before it was over. I hope I get a chance to get out to another one of her gigs.
But I didn't get to a stadium concert at all. I would have reeeeeeally liked to...
They were in Ontario exactly once, at the Virgin Festival on Toronto Island in September. Jethro had to work, but regardless we couldn't afford it. Dang. I wanted to see them soooooo bad. Jack is really rockin the plaid. I hope they played enough outdoor festivals to get him out in the sun. That studio tan is ghastly. I have two words for Jack White: Farmer Tan. He should try it.
Again, Virgin Festival. They might not have let us in there anyways. I love their album but I think it might be worth seeing them just to check out how big their hair has gotten. That is some big hair on those boys.
Yeah I know. Tease me about the Guyliner. But these guys are haaaaaavy. They were on the Warped Tour, which made a stop in Barrie Ontario. Again, I don't think they'd have let me in. There aren't many housewives attending these shindigs. Pink haired or not.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Oh this one was painful. Jethro and I were both on the phone, he at work and me at home. The tickets were gone within about 10 seconds of availability. I was going to take my girls KC and KK. I have never had a chance to see this band and I'm still disappointed and can no longer talk about it. Moving on.
Apparently he played the ACC in Toronto with the Foo Fighters. I'd go out of curiosity. My knowledge of Dylan's work is pathetically small. I really should check into it. From what I heard this concert was mostly a lot of mumbling and shuffling. Well, I don't know much, but isn't that what you go to a Dylan concert for???? I'm pretty sure you're not going to get any high kicking solos or pyro. Just sayin. Ol Bob is looking pretty gnarly these days. Cool!
In keeping with my weird fascination for tattooed screamo punks, I'd like to see these guys do their thing. I sat on an airplane with them last year on the way to Halifax. They were very respectful and never once hounded me with "Hey, aren't you Heidi the Hick?" or "Julia, you're much smaller in real life. How are the twins?" Nice fellas. They rock like their feet are burning. They're playing SIX SHOWS in TO this month.
I asked Jethro, "Would you like to see Alexisonfire?"
He said, "I would LOVE to see a Lexus on fire! There's one at the arena down the street. Where's my BBQ sparker?"
All six shows are sold out. I guess they're pretty popular around here, being a bunch of small town Ontario boys.
But, no shows for me. We went to the Boy's school Christmas concert last night. Yeesh. After one of the teachers spent ten minutes mumbling in the direction of the microphone (she sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher) we endured over an hour of parents running up to the stage to take pictures of their kids, who were singing tunelessly over a recording of a song. When did we stop teaching kids to open their faces and sing???? Our boy has no trouble with an audience. He did his little commercial confidently, without forgetting his lines, projecting his voice right to the back row where Jethro and the Girl and I sat slumped miserably in our chairs. I had me some panic going on. I wished I could have stood up on my chair and thrown my fist in the air and screamed. That's so cathartic. The only way to get over the Dreaded Crowd Anxiety is to do some constructive head banging, that's what I say.
Tomorrow I wrap up this list project with a double whammy: Famous Actors who Look Like Me, and Guys Named John.