Saturday, March 18, 2006

St. Patrick's Day Fun

I'm dragging a little bit today. For the first time in many, many years Joe and I actually went out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We didn't get home until close to 1:00 in the morning. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I just got up! (I know, I know I won't be able to do that when we have kids) . We had planned this little outing quite a while ago. We went to the Coach House to see Flock of Seagulls. Remember them? They were big in the eighties(yes, I am that old). Their one big hit was "I Ran". This is what they look like now. The only original member is the lead singer(the guy in the last picture with the interesting hair do), which of course prompted us to make many jokes about how they should change their name to just "The Seagull"(since the rest of the flock is gone). Ha! Ha! We arrived at the concert hall at about 6:30 to have dinner. Unfortunatly I didn't look closely enough at the tickets so I didn't realize there would be three other bands playing before them. So we were subjected to the music of three ametuer bands before the band we actually came to see went on. For your enjoyment, here is a song from the first band, called Saint Monday Shakes. They are a punk band. If you enjoy deafening drums and guitar, coupled with screaming, then this band is for you! I'm fairly certain I will never regain complete hearing in my left ear after hearing them play! They were followed by a band called Three Mile Walk. They are an "alternative" band. They were much better than the first band, but still very loud. They came on at about 9:30. That's my bedtime, so I was starting to kind of lose it at this point. But there was still more fun to be had! So next came a band called Blood Proxy. They are classified as rock/gothic . If you really want to have some fun, go to that link and listen to the second song, called Death Wish. Oh yeah, that's some good music there! Sitting next to us was a couple that looked to be in their sixties. We couldn't figure out why in the world they would want to go to a concert like that, until the lead singer from Blood Proxy came over to say hello to them. She was their daughter. They ended up leaving shortly after Flock of Seagulls came on. Now that's what I call suppporting your children in their endeavors! By now it was closing in on 11:00, and I could tell Joe was about ready to go wait in the car. I was getting pretty tired too, and the chairs we were sitting in were very hard and uncomfortable. So finally, after being subjected to listening to three other bands, Flock of Seagulls came on. I actually really enjoyed them(him?). If it hadn't been so late I think Joe would have enjoyed them too. He was pretty much ready to go home at this point. After they played their set, they came out for an encore. When that was done, he says to the crowd. "Because it is St. Patrick's Day, I'm gonna play a few more songs for you guys". I think it took all of Joe's self restraint not to stand up and scream "Nnnnnooooooo!!!!" I have to admit I was done too. But we stuck it out, and ended up getting home a little after one in the morning. It must be a sign that we are getting older, because I am so tired today that I'm not even going to go have lunch with my Dad. What happened to the days when we could stay out all night and still get up and go to work the next day? Ah, youth! I'm going right now to have a cup of coffee and some Tylenol. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to all!


Old Lush said...

Hope you are starting to recover! It must be nice to go on a date. I know you want your daughter...but she will be here in time.

Old Lush said...

If you have any questions about the dossier, let me know. I just finished, and I know Lisa had a lot different experience.


Tazzy said...

funny about the date night going so long. I guess it doesn't count as a crazy night out until 1 a.m. when you're fighting off the waves of exhaustion from 10 p.m. on. :)