Friday, November 02, 2007
Ross King and Cyndi Lauper
Can you believe it?
The concert is now one week away!
Next Friday we will gather for THE Ross King Concert at the Palace in Downtown Bryan.
Everyone in the whole world is invited.
Go here if you're clueless.
We are all incredibly excited about this shin-dig.
So excited, that for the next 7 days I'm going to write SOMETHING that has SOMETHING to do with this concert...you know, to get us all hyped up and ecstatic about next Friday night.
This could get ridiculous, I'm well aware...
First...I'm just going to write about concerts in general.
My first concert I ever went to (besides a corny, boy singing cousins group who did a "performance" at our church one Sunday night) was a Cyndi Lauper concert.
Man, I loved her.
And still do, in an odd, I can't understand why sort of way.
She-Bop, He-Bop, a We Bop...I Bop...you bop a loo she-bop
Girls just want to have fun...Time Aft-a Time...I used to lock myself in my room and lip sync to these songs.
My mom took me to this concert on a SCHOOL night when I was in elementary school. How cool was that? We ratted our hair up, maybe even sprayed it a color...put on our denim skirts, leggings and colored socks...drove to Houston and watched Cyndi fly through the air, out across the whole audience in a TRASH CAN.
I didn't dream it.
It was real.
Now, I'm not sure if you can expect Cyndi Lauper sort of showmanship from Ross...but this concert will be good...and you can wear your hair flat...something I wasn't doing when my neighbor friend came by my house the morning after the Cyndi Lauper concert. She and I always walked to school together. However, I was NOT going to school after such a late, wild and crazy, trash can levitating sort of night. I opened up the front door...and that neighbor girl just stared at me...her jaw dropped...and then I remembered...my hair was sticking up and I had gone to bed with a bucket load of mascara on my eyelashes...so I looked like I just walked out of a scary movie.
"I'm not going to school today," I said.
"What happened to you?" my neighbor girl asked.
"I went to a concert."
Then I shut the door and watched her walk down the road to school by herself. I knew she was wishing her hair was sticking up and she had black all over her face...and that she was getting to stay home instead of go to school.
I had never felt cooler in my life.
I will never forget that moment.
What was the first concert you ever went to? Anyone else remember?
We can either talk about that...
Or we can mock these videos.
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