Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Getting too old for concerts?

My husband picked up tickets for the Evanescence concert this evening. While I like the band well enough, I have a tough time enjoying a mid-week night out. I typically rise at 5 a.m. So staying out past 10 p.m. is a bit tiresome. On top of that basic math, I do have chronic insomnia, and the last couple of days have been pretty brutal on that front.

The concert was pretty good, though we left before the end by mutual agreement. My back was bothering me a lot, along with being exhausted. The food at the arena was crap. And the music was a wee bit loud (fortunately, I did have ear plugs).

Looking around at the crowd, I was more than a bit amused. A lot of the crowd were Goths. Most of the younger girls who weren't Goths were wearing their pants tight and virtually falling off their butts, which looked unflattering even on the most well proportioned of them. Then there was a whole cadre of girls wearing outlandishly short skirts with obscenely high heels or boots.

Boy do I sound like an old fuddy duddy.

We may go to another concert in March. This one appeals to old people like me: Van Hanlen. Maybe their show will be over by 10. After all, they're old like us.


Cobwebs said...

Heh. I once attended a "festival" at the Nissan Pavilion, in August. Some of the bands were goth-oriented, and there were people walking around in black latex and floor-length velvet in 115-degree heat. "Goth" is NOT a good look for summertime.

I wouldn't be too sure that you'll get off easy with Van Halen. Most of the concerts I've attended have been at my husband's request, so I've seen the Stones, Bowie, Meatloaf, Jethro Tull, and the Who. Those old guys can really rock.

barbie2be said...

i have a really hard time with concerts these days too. this years birthday gifts to me included two concerts and a show. thankfully all were just my speed. the marc anthony/jennifer lopez show was terrific through the ear plugs i always carry with me. fiest was awesome mostly because she doesn't rock it too loud andthe so you think you can dance tour music was surprisingly subdued.

briwei said...

You are such an old fart. ;-) Mind you, I don't go to concerts anymore either. I still go to Broadway shows, but that is a slightly different experience.