Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well, I really don't rock. I wish that I rocked, but I don't. In fact, I am really a music idiot. I don't know bands, I can't dance, I can't sing, I can't even remember the words to songs that I hear all the time. Drew knows music better than is quite embarassing. He'll listen to the radio and shout out song titles and bands and then ask me if he's right. Ummm...yeah Drew, that's right...I think. :( I do like music, I just don't really "get it".

Spencer has always been pretty into music and Bruce Springsteen has always been one of his favorites. So, when he found out that Bruce was going to be in Chicago the night of his exam, he was very excited. When he asked me if I wanted to go a couple of months ago, I told him that I would go if he wanted to go with me, but that my feelings wouldn't be hurt if he wanted to go with someone "cooler". It's ok, he knows that I am a music idiot and I didn't want to ruin his fun.

Lucky for me, he did want to go with me and it was an AWESOME concert. For one night, I was cool...very cool!! My wonderful husband was nice enough to take me out for a seafood dinner at McCormick & Schmick's (mmmm!!!!) and then we headed over to the concert. He got tickets in the first row of the 2nd balcony...which were perfect seats!!! We could see everything really well and we didn't have to stand for the entire 3 hours because nobody was in front of us...very, very cool!!

The music was great, Bruce was fun, Max the drummer ROCKS!! I was watching him in hopes of picking up some drummer tips to help my Swedish Fish band on Rockband 2. ;)

It was really a great show. The audience was really into the music. There was a lot of , ummm, "middle aged" fans and it was cool to see them rocking to the music that they love. There were even kids there. Bruce had a couple of kids in the audience help him out with a song. Someone in the audience asked them to play "Mony, Mony" and they was hilarious! I'm a music idiot, but even I know that "Mony, Mony" is not a Bruce song.
Here are some pictures from the night.

Now, that is a happy Spence. Exam done and feels "pretty good" about it, heading downtown to see his old friend Bruce with the windows open and a hot date....
...and, cool music on the radio
Oh yeah, and we saw the weiner-mobile. Bonus...could this date get any better?!?! ;)
I forgot to take a picture of dinner, but it was so yummy. I had an assortment of oysters for an appetizer and crab stuffed mustrooms for my entree. Um...YUMM!!!
Hi Bruce!!
Rock on people!!

It was fun to be "cool" for a day. :)


Jennifer said...

You do rock, and so does your hubby. Even though most people want to be in the first row for a different reason, I bet you enjoyed your actual seat more than anyone in the united center :-).

msmichelel said...

Sounds great! I'm glad to hear you had such a great time.
Rock on cool girl!

Katie said...

happy to know that I am not the only music idiot out there - and I even took piano lessons and was in the jr high band - I still don't know who sings what. I love listening to it so that is all that is important - right? LOL! Glad you had so much fun!