Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fun, Fun, Fun

Guess where I was Tuesday night! Need a hint? Okay, let's see. I got ready In My Room and when I was running late I was yelling from the bedroom to "Help Me, Rhonda". As I was rushing I thought Wouldn't It Be Nice to not be late. I jumped into my Little Duece Coupe and went to pick up my friend, Barbara Ann. As we were driving she was worried we would get lost and I told her not to worry because I Get Around town quite easily as I know it quite well. She said, " I feel like a Surfer Girl on a wave we are going so fast." We got to the centre on time and spent the next hour and a half grooving to Good Vibrations that are still ringing in my head and buzzing in my ears.

Have you guessed yet?

I went to a Beach Boys concert with my girlfriend. I have not been to a whole lot of concerts in the last many, many moons and it was a lot of fun. Sitting in the midst of a sea of tacky hawaiian shirts with the lights bouncing off the receding hairlines of the men in the crowd, we laughed at how "mature" the fans looked and how we had to look hard to find teenagers there. That was until we saw a few of the "mature" ladies, standing on their chairs and dancing to songs from days gone by. And the Beach Boys themselves have changed a bit. They moved a little slower and joked about having a nap before coming onstage and they explained to the young 'uns what a 45 was. And there was a few in the band that definitely did not look the geriatric age. In fact my bloggy friend from Ontario, the organ keyboard player was from Sudbury. I know for sure non of the original Beach Boys was from Sudbury.

After the first song, I leaned over and told my friend that if my teen girl would've come her eyes would have been rolling. When I first told herthat her Dad got me tickets to Beach Boys she looked at me and said, "I thought you didn't like a bunch old guys strutting around on the stage in tights trying to look like they were 20 years old." She was refering to a comment I had made when in the last few years all these groups are making a comeback by catering to the baby boomer generation. I was most specifically referring to Mick Jagger and company. I never liked him strutting in tights when he was 20 never mind now that he's 60 something. The sight makes me want to disinfect my eyeballs or something. Anyhoo, trust a teenager to throw that in your face and make you backtrack to explain why this is different. Let me just state for the record not one of the Beach boys came out in tight clothing or strutted. Thank God. And speaking of said teenagers, the few that were there, well you looked like you were having lots of fun, but may I graciously say you just don't know how to dance to those classic songs, not like the guys in the tacky hawaiian shirts and receding hairlines or the "mature" ladies with the few extra pounds. Now we they knew how to move and groove.

And just for the record I conducted myself with the decorum expected of a conservative Christian lady. As wild as I got was turning my cell phone on, holding it aloft while swaying to a slow song. I guess they don't use lighters anymore. When did that happen? This morning I now need to go make an extra strong pot of coffee to get me awake. All this grooving made me stay up past my bedtime.

21 comments:

lrlwreath said...

HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!! Glad to hear you had a great time.

sarah said...

My brother and I used to LOOOOOOOVE the Beach Boys. We would stand on the living room table using brushes for microphones and lip-synching to their songs. (Or maybe that was just me....)
Glad you had a good time!

momrn2 said...

Oh my goodness. It sounds like you had such a great time!! I had heard about the cell phone thing at concerts but it has been so long since I've been to a concert myself.

I'm so glad you had such a great time!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

LOL, love your description of your evening! Sounds like you had fun time. I love the Beach Boys. I went to a Beach Boys concert about 18 years ago. They weren't exactly young then but we had a great time. Thanks for sharing your evening with us!

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Okay, Susanne, you are dating yourself. I just turned 50, so I know the Beach Boys well. :]

I LOVE concerts. You can't take the rocker outta this girl. In the boy band era, I had the excuse of taking my daughter. 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, etc. We screamed our fool heads off. Last year I took her to one of MY fave bands--Bon Jovi. Beat my heart!

There is something so freeing about listening to music you love and totally letting go--yelling and boogying all you want. I always come away from these concerts thinking--man, if it's like this on earth, with secular music--imagine what it's going to be like in HEAVEN! I'm gonna rock my socks off!

And, no--no lighters these days. Cell phones are the thing, babe.

Chris said...

OK, I am going to be humming those songs all day.

Tammy said...

Oh Susanne! I loved reading this!!! I loved how you described it all!

And that is too fun to have gotten to see them last night! (Yep, big difference between Jagger and the Beach Boys in my book!)

Before we had kids and lived in Virginia, my hubby and I went to see the Monkeys! They're weren't boys any more either but love their songs and it was pretty exciting, too!

Glad you had such a great time!

Kim said...

That sounds so fun,Susanne! Thanks for sharing Amy's website with me...I can not get her out of my mind! God has really had her on my heart for prayer. What a testimony,what a struggle.

Jane said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Love the way you introduced it all!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Well, that was just FUN, FUN, FUN!

Glad you had a great time! Thanks for posting....the memories...ah the memories!

Diane

Beck said...

Hey, a shout-out to me! It sounds like you had tons of fun - I'm so glad!

Air Force Family said...

Sweet! I love the Beach Boys! I'm very young compared to them, but Oldies are goodies. I'm so glad you had a great time at the concert!

Linda said...

So "Fun, Fun, Fun." Didn't they do "Little Old Lady from Pasadena?" My 20 year old cut her teeth on Barbara Ann. We have videos of her swaying her diaper bumble bee butt to "Ba, Ba, Ba, Bar, Barbara Ann." Every toddler loves to say "Ba."

Shalee said...

Oh Susanne... What a fun night you had!

Barb said...

Well, that remark about disinfecting your eyeballs made me laugh out loud. Mick Jagger. Ew. He's so skinny he looks like a two legged snake in tights. Yuck.

Boy, what I wouldn't give to see the Beach Boys. My daughters actually like them too but I seriously doubt they'd know the right way to groove to them.

I'm very, very jealous. Unattractively jealous in fact.

org junkie said...

Sounds like a blast! I love hanging out with girlfriends like that. Laura

Jen said...

that would have been so good
pleased you enjoyed yourself

Anonymous said...

Very, very fun! Now all those songs will be stuck in my head and I will have to drive all my co-workers crazy by playing name that humming noise!!!! So glad you got to have some "real fun"!!!
Blessings, MommaB

Anonymous said...

Lol, where has the mobile phone as lighter come from. What will we be waving in 20 years time, our light sabres?

I don't remember Mick Jagger in tights but I do remember Rod Stewart in his leopard skin numbers, my Nan was NOT impressed, lol.

Jennifer said...

Really? Cell phones above your heads instead of lighters? I mean, I know smoking isn't "the thing" (thankfully), but a cell phone? Never heard of that.

We used to go see the Beach Boys every year when they would perform after a Houston Astros baseball game. Fun stuff. How can you NOT be happy at one of their concerts?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was great...I love the Beach Boys..I have their greatest hits.