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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'm just sitting here, feeling sorry for myself. Tonight is this concert of bands that I grew up with - LA Guns, Dokken, Firehouse, Ratt and Warrant. Because Earl produces the radio show, he is on his way there to hang out with the bands before and during the show, do some interviews for the show, stuff like that. Me? I get to stay at home and pack for moving because the house isn't even close to ready (Gee, couldn't be because Earl has put in all of 2 hours of packing time, could it?). Don't even get to see the show. You have to understand, hanging out backstage and being able to actually TALK to these bands has been a dream of mine since I was a teen - and I was OBSESSED with 4 of the 5 bands. Being the only responsible one in the family really sucks.

OK, I'm done whining now. I'm really not looking for pity for me - I've got that covered by myself. But if anyone else wants to join my pity party, feel free. I've got the whine and cheese covered...
post #2 of 11

Oh Heidi!!! If I were in your shoes right now I would be doing more than whining!! I would be ranting!!!

Firehouse, Ratt and Warrant are three of my old favorites!!!!!

I would have said screw the packing, and went anyway!!!! But I know what you mean...somebody has to be the responsible one. I would be so jealous, though!!!!!!!!!! He better at least bring home some autographs!!!!

I just love those groups!!! Ratt's "wanted man" is one of my favorites....and "round & round" heck, all the songs on their first album are great!!!

Firehouse has a beautiful love song..can't think of the name, even though I have the cd, that I just LOVE!!!

And Warrent...they are awesome too!!!
post #3 of 11
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I was playing the guilt trip card when he called to tell me he was leaving, and he asked if he could bring me anything from the show. I just said, "Well, unless you can bring home John Corabi (he was with Motley Crue for 1 cd, now with Ratt), or maybe Phil Lewis (singer from LA Guns), probably not."

I am very jealous!!! Even though they aren't the platinum artists anymore, I still respect (most) of them as musicians, and would just love to go hang out with them. It just makes me mad, too, because he doesn't know half the stuff about these bands that I do, wasn't even a big fan when they were popular, but HE gets to meet them and hang out.

*SIGH* I guess I should look on the bright side...I've seen all of these bands, when they were in their prime, and I met two of the bands before. And all these bands do anymore is tour...they don't have anything else to do. I'm sure they will be back around. It really was my choice not to go, I just don't want to have half the house not packed when we move because I was goofing off.

I just have to say - this grown up thing is really over-rated. I long for bygone days when I could just drop everything to go to a concert...
post #4 of 11
I'm sorry you are missing that show. I LOVE live music! I would be !!!!
post #5 of 11
Gee Heidi....that truly sucks. I have seen Dokken in concert before. I guess this isn't a prime time to announce that my best friend bought me Springsteen tickets for my graduation gify last week.
post #6 of 11
I have to say, if it were U2, I would be there, no matter what was going on at home. I know you feel the need to be responsible, and I admire you for that. It is hard to be the grown up sometimes. I always am the designated driver, even when I didn't agree ahead of time. Why were we in such a hurry to grow up?
post #7 of 11
Deb...Springsteen, as in...The Boss??? Too cool! I didn't even know he was touring!

Bren...I like U2 also...my absolute fav song of theirs is 'She moves in mysterious ways"
post #8 of 11
Oh, I like U2, too! I like their new CD, with "Elevation". That song rocks:girly2:
Creed is also on tour ...... I'd love to see them, but hubby doesnt care for them that much.
post #9 of 11
Creed is playing near me in another week or so. I am still trying to decide if I want to go. I like them, but I'm not sure I want to spend that much money on a concert right now.

I do plan to try to get tickets for Springsteen when he tours next summer. I heard he is starting in the US this fall, then touring Europe, and coming back to the US next spring.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
If it had been Nine Inch Nails, I would have been there - no questions asked!

Actually, from what Earl said when he got home I didn't miss a whole lot. Phil Lewis from LA Guns lost his voice about 20 minutes into their set, Ratt just wasn't "on" and went over on their time, he said Firehouse was OK but he was never a big fan of theirs anyway. He said that Warrant was incredible - which I already knew. They always put on a great show. He talked to Jani Lane after their set, and Jani said Denver was the best city they had played so far - great fan reaction. (Funny aside: for those who remember Jani as the skinny little man with long, flowing blonde hair - he now has a mohawk and is well over 250 lbs! :laughing2 ) They are talking about putting together a tour, possibly with Slaughter and someone else, later on and said that Denver would DEFINITELY be a stop. So I can probably see/meet them later. He left the venue at 11:00 and Dokken hadn't even taken the stage yet.

Bren, I completely agree with you. This whole grown up thing bites most of the time. I don't know why I was in such a hurry to be an adult either.

Deb - have fun at the Springsteen show. I'm sure it will be terrific!
post #11 of 11
My God I'm So Old! I grew up in the 60s and 70s, and I'm so old I don't go to see any of my favorite bands when they tour (even though I love live music) because I don't want to get depressed because the band is so old! Refused to go to Zep. Went to an Allman Brothers concert all the way back in 1998 - half the audience was wearing ear plugs!

Sorry you're missing out. It's unfortunate you can't enjoy it while YOU'RE STILL YOUNG ENOUGH!
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