April 15, 2013

Craft Your Happiness: MUSE concert

It's quite possible at tonight's MUSE concert I will be the oldest person in the crowd. What's not possible is these young pups will be having more fun, singing louder or jumping up and down like a crazed fan, MORE THAN ME!

Music is one of those things that knows no age boundary.  Concerts have been a major part of my life since I was a teenager at my first Journey concert, circa 1981.

As a teen my fondest memories were waiting outside, overnight, at the box office  (The Aud)  in order to get the best seats in the house for Van Halen's 1984 tour.  We ended up with the front row, center. There wasn't a better spot.

During the show one of our friends threw her shoe onto the stage (we never understood why she didn't throw her bra or panties, but given we were only 14 was probably reason enough).

Our minds nearly exploded as David Lee Roth picked up her shoe, made a few jokes about it, then tossed it back to her.

Despite modern changes in the way we "concert"; buying tickets online instead of waiting in line, using cell phone lights in place of cigarette lighters, purchasing standard t-shirts versus jersey style t-shirts, one thing remains constant. The fantastic opening bands. Haha. Kidding.

One thing that remains constant at any age, any venue, any genre of music is the energy rush of live music.