Sunday, January 22, 2006

It takes all kinds...

My wife is turning 33 this month. As an early birthday gift, I took her to see one of her favorite bands - Aerosmith. Well, let me rephrase - I took her so she could drool over one of her favorite celebrities - Steven Tyler. (Honestly, I've never gotten the infatuation, but since I adore Liv, I suppose I can let this slide...)

Anywho, we went to the concert and had a great time. And while I love Aerosmith's music, I must say that the crowd around us may have been more entertaining by far. First, there was the guy in the row immediately behind us who for some strange reason, every time he moved to the beat of either a mellow Lenny Kravitz song or a raucous chorus of one of the Aerosmith tunes, would rock back and forth spasmodically while rubbing the left side of his chest. It gets even funnier when the girl he was with (as shown by her sitting irritatedly in her chair and plether pants while holding his hand), refused to acknowledge anything around her.

Next special group, were a couple in the row immediately in front of us, neither of which had rhythm. They reminded me nothing so much as today's yuppie crowd, who would have fit nicely in with the peace/love/rock'n'roll crowd of the 60's. I'm thinking they must have been hopped on drugs as well since that (and Aerosmith) would be about all to connect the two very disparate groups of people I could see them melding with.

The last was a couple immediately in front of us. For the life of me, I still can't figure out what they were doing at the concert. They both were attempting to take naps on each other during the whole thing. I mean, why pay money to go to a public place for a nap? And if you're going to do it anyway, why not just pay the cover charge at a bar and get smoke too?

Anyway, these were the groups I found most interesting. In the meantime, Lenny, Steven (and now apparently Joe Perry) kept the wife drooling. Couple all of this with amazing music and a great show, and we obviously had a good time. So, happy early birthday baby - and ROCK ON!!!

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