Monday, April 27, 2009
Road Trip! Wet Jeans! Cold boobs!
Smarty Pants and I played hookie last week for a road trip to Atlanta, GA, where we saw the group Nickelback in concert at Lakewood Amphitheatre. This is an outdoor arena where we’d purchased lawn tickets at a fraction of the price for the covered seats. Of course, what should have been a fun and relaxing time with Soapbox Queen Jennifer LaBrecque turned into a regular Playground Adventure (those of you who are regulars here know what I mean… need I say Meth Lab?).
Well, this sheltered Angel learned a lot along the way:
1. The odds aren’t ever in our favor. There was a 30% chance of rain during the concert time, so as soon as we arrived, the bottom dropped out – complete with booming thunder and scary lightening. We stood outside the amphitheatre for 45 minutes during this downpour that stopped once they let us inside. Then started again on Nickelback's second song. Hmmm… maybe we should play the lottery?
How is it that SP's hair looks the same and mine is just grossly flat? :(
2. Some people don’t care anything about remembering a concert they paid good money to see. Imagine that.
3. I’m too old to play in the rain. I haven’t been that soaked while still wearing clothes, well, ever. My coat was still dripping the next morning. And in case you didn't know, padded bras don't dry out any quicker than jeans. Did I mention that the temperature also dropped into the 50s? On second thought, those padded bras were probably a good idea.
4. Chad Kroeger, lead singer for Nickelback, is quite fond of the F-bomb. I heard it more in 3 hours than my entire lifetime. :)
5. Even soaked, I love dancing to music so loud it makes your heart pound in your chest. Of course, it is a lot easier to dance when you are dry and not worried about slipping on a wet grass hill.
6. Drunk guys don’t care who their arms hit when they are “getting down.”
7. Pot smells much different than cigarettes. (I did mention I was sheltered, right? I missed getting a drug education in college.)
8. SP and I agree that there were 2 things that made this concert worthwhile:
This was my favorite part! Ryan Peake is one of the guitarists and singers. Yum!
Daniel Adair, drummer. Let’s just say this guy can make you think really naughty thoughts during his drum solo. Wow.
What has been your favorite concert experience? Ever have any trips that just don’t go exactly as you planned?
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