Last night i was fortunate enough to get a ticket to Pete Seegers "singalong" at MSG. The special guests were amazing. Bruce Springsteen,Dave Matthews, Taj Mahal and Kris Kristofferson were among my favorites. The show itself was definitely good to see and i am glad i was there. we got there two hours late but i cant say i could have sat through four hours..here is why.
1) this made bible camp look like a gang bang party, there were groups of three women doing group hugs to "Turn Turn Turn"...there were those high school kids going through their "I want to be john lennon phase." kids with bells hanging off their jeans and a che guevera army jacket..that crowd. I say that with confidence no readers of this blog fit that bill.
2)a 15 minute amazing grace laced with a lesson in harmony from Pete himself. i mean no disrespect to the man himself at 90 years old performing but a group sing along was not what i thought i was in for. it felt like the worlds largest intervention. it is an amazing song and one of my favorites but this wasn't doing it for me.
3) THE CROWD!- never been around a more eclectic group of people, this crowd was real into the peace and love thing but not in a cool way, in that "I'm better than you" sympathetic "Peace and love, man" kind of way. Then there was the Dbag, ultimate concert DBAG! early 40s, Larchmont Yacht Club hat w another guy who turns around and gives my two buddies and i shit for WHISPERING! he said "this isnt a knicks game guys, its a concert, your ruining it" He started out the conversation with "call security!" If anyone stood up in his line sight he would give them the verbal 50 caliber and cup his hands and scream "down in front" like he was Patton himself. Before Bruce came out the crowd did the customary "BRUUUUUCE" and he was pissed saying "guy hasnt played one note yet and everyone screams." a true delight to sit behind. should have spilled my awful tasting beer on him..the beer wa worse than old pong beer thats been sitting on a table for 2 days. gave me gut rot and gas that should be used against our enemies in battle. THE PBOMB BABY!
Back to the guy...dromroll please..
My Dick Attending Concert ("DAC") award goes to you my tight assed friend. enjoy the rest of your life as a miserable son of a bitch. There, that felt better...cathartic. Happy rainy monday.