Thursday, November 1, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins. Not as an activity, but a concert.

I can't believe I haven't gotten some of my pictures up yet.You'll be disappointed, I had no pictures of me here. *sad face* But I do have stories!

So a few weekends ago I went to see the Smashing Pumpkins with my friend Tammy and we were going to meet my friend Kate from high school. I was super excited because the Smashing Pumpkins hold a soft spot in my heart and THE band of my high school years. And then to see Kate again (we haven't seen each since high school- twelve years ago!!!) it was kind of like re-living high school. So off we went.

The opening band was Anberlin, who I really love and they have a new album that is great. Seriously. Go get their new album Vidal- you won't regret it. SUCH a great album. But the best part about this is that I got Stephen's (the lead singer) water bottle because Tammy dived for it and gave it to me. She's a great friend.
See? That's Anberlin and they are great.

Then the Smashing Pumpkins came on and I am not afraid to say I maybe lost my shit for a second. But before I talk about that, can I tell you who I'm standing next to? Hands down the most obnoxious 7 people in the world. First up, we have dread locks girl in front of me- her hair smelled so horrible. I can't even speak of it. Then we had her friend who had a tank top and marginal looking tattoo on her back. But she was sweaty and kept backing into me, so her clammy back hit my face. Gross. Then in front of them were like Amazon people- and they kept backing their asses into us. And can I just say? If you are really fucking tall? You have no business being in the front row. You don't.

Then we have Todd. His real name isn't Todd (we don't think) but he is what you call the obnoxious drunk guy spilling his drink everywhere. This particular Todd kind of looked like a hippie version of David Lee Roth. As it turns out, he's 43 and rubbed my ass the entire time. And asked for my number multiple times. I could go nowhere and do nothing because as Kate would say, it was nuts to butts up in there.

Anyways. The Smashing Pumpkins were good. Billy Corgan is still bald except he's slightly larger and his jeans don't fit quite like they used to. But honestly, I wanted to bang him when I was 16 and I still love him now. *swoon* What can I say, I have a thing for bald boys.
The only thing I am kind of meh on? Is that their new album isn't that great and they played the entire thing. I was really bummed that we didn't hear more of the "dusties" as Billy called them.
But they did a few. The ones I can remember were Tonight, Tonight, X.Y.U. , Disarm, Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Zero and a couple more. But some of the really great songs die-hard fans really love? Not played. Sad.
Overall it was good and we had a great time. I'm bummed that I didn't get a picture of hte three of us but that's OK. Next time. ;)

2 comments:

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I love me some Smashing Pumpkins.

Also, one year in high school my friend and I went to the pumpkin patch and literally smashed pumpkins. We had just broken up with our boyfriends. We had anger issues.

Amber said...

To tell you the truth, I am surprised that he played ANY of his old songs (especially Tonight). He was on Howard Stern a few weeks back and he said that he HATED and tried not to ever do older songs at his concerts because he feels "they are history and I am all about the present".

I really loved their new album...but me? I buy so little new music that it should be criminal. The newest music I have bought (and this has been in the last two years) has been the new Foo Fighters, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Smashing Pumpkins. That's it.

Sigh.