A Summer Decree


I officially declare this summer to be the summer of concerts.   After returning from Radiohead in Chicago a few days ago, I have started plotting out all must-sees on my calendar.  Topping my list are Deftones (at Knotfest), Tool (at River’s Edge Music Festival), Red Hot Chili Peppers, and my brothers’ (yes, plural) band One False Move.

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In honor of my summer plans, I would have been revisiting some of my favorite concert moments.  In no particular order, I present

MOMENTS I WOULD GIVE MY LEFT PINKY TO RELIVE

  • @Incubus w/ Jon Fischler…takes a pull of vodka, Certain Shade of Green begins, pukes on the floor and then exclaims, “F*#$ yeah!  I love this song!”
  • Sneaking into the Toadies green room after a show in hopes of meeting Todd Lewis.  All I found were roadies.  The band was in the bar chillin with fans!
  • @Vanilla Ice with my mom…V.Ice: What’s up Minneapolis?  My mom: We’re in St. Paul, you idiot!  Dumb girl: (Turns around and reaches for her locket) “Shut up!  I love him!”
  • @Deftones…Me: I hope they play Passenger.  Jon: I haven’t seen it on their set lists.  First lyrics out of Chino’s mouth: “Here I lay, still and breathless…just like always.”
  • @Digital Underground…Dancing on stage, then being invited back to the motel to hang out with Humpty’s cousin.  (NO, I did NOT go!)
  • @Radiohead…Mind-blowing night show in an amphitheater that offered Chicago’s most refreshing wind.  Thom and Phil are genii!
  • @Tool…I didn’t know their crazy videos could be brought to life!

I know I’m forgetting some, and hopefully there will be more to add as the summer goes on 🙂

For now, peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll, yo.

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