I bought tickets to go and see The Cure last July. I am not much of a concert fanatic. I’m never the one to go and see shows by random bands just because I like shows, cause I don’t. The concerts I have gone to have been artists or bands that I am massively into at the time. But, I have for some time had a huge goal of seeing The Cure live.
Well, it turns out that I have two tickets and since the concert was rescheduled from last September to this May, I have nobody to go with and no place to stash my son for the weekend it will take place. There’s only one logical solution, take The Max with.
This could seem like a buzz kill. What kind of fun could be had with a child at a rock concert? I don’t know the answer to that, but I am willing to find out. Max knows plenty of their songs just as well as I do. And like a friend of mine said, when he is in college he will impress his friends by saying, “Yeah, when I was six, my mom took me to see The Cure” And his friends will reply with, “Dude, your mom must be so cool.”
But in reality, this is how I expect the night to play out:
Drive to arena and be forced to wake Max up, being as it is going to start at about his bedtime.
Drag the boy in the arena and buy him massive amounts of junk food before we find our seats.
Force him to put in earplugs so that he does not damage his ears.
Listen to about 3 songs before he gets bored and asks to leave.
Listen to about 3 more songs while he is begging to leave.
Leave, and buy some t-shirts on our way out the door.
I am going to assume this is the way things will go, maybe worse. But I will be able to say that at one point in my life, I was in the same building as Robert Smith.
MS Paint Fun.
Here’s a new song coming out on the 13th of May:
I love what you do to me as well. But seriously, please diet, you are not that much older than Brad Pitt and you used to be better looking than him.
Wow. If Alice Cooper and Beetlejuice had a love child it might be present-day Robert Smith.
The song is divine though. At least he still sounds pretty much the same, because I’m guessing at the concert you will barely be able to see him. His presence will be enough to get you through.
I saw Bob Dylan at the Kohl center a couple years ago. He played with his back to the crowd, didnt really talk, sounded awful (a given), played off his new cd, etc. But it was still cool.
That’s funny. Good luck with it.
Hey, is Robert Smith trying to smell your hair in that pic?
Amy- yes. I think that if they suck it big time i will still be satisfied. Though what I have seen on youtube from this tour I think I will be impressed.
Greg- of course.
I like live music but not so much concerts. I’ve been to a few and while all good, I actually held my ears at the last one because I wasn’t willing to risk further damage to my ears just because the guitarist decided it would be artistic to stretch out the last high pitched note of a song for 10 minutes while the rest of the band took a smoke break or something.
I’m sure if any of the dedicated fans had saw me doing this, I would have been chased out of the stadium by pitchforks and torches.
He is going to grow up saying he saw The Cure with his mom when he was 6. Which will make him cool by any standards and you will be the coolest mom. It’s a win win!
I’m afraid most of his friends just might say…”Who’s the Cure?”
And then after some sample singing by The Max and maybe some passing around of his futuristic ipod…THEN his friends will all say “Dude…your mom’s so cool!”
doho- I do the same thing. I was miserable last year at a concert at a basketball arena. SO LOUD!