Hanging With The Ladies

Last night, Dad2Amara and I were fortunate enough to go to the Barenaked Ladies concert.

They are such an amazing band!

And it doesn't hurt to be 7 rows from the stage (although I think Taawd had closer seats)!

Dad2Amara had never attended one of their shows. And unless you have, it's hard to explain just what fantastic showmanship they possess. They are not just musicians. They are true performers.

Surprisingly enough (but it made me extremely happy) is they stayed old school for most of the concert -- not too much from their latest release.

But leave it to me to find something to complain about. But I think this time I have every right.

Dad2Amara and I hardly rolling in the money. So when we go to a concert, it's because we really want to be there.

So to the guy in the Aloha shirt sitting in front of us and to the two floozies with him, I don't care that you love Toni (at least that's what the brunette's arm said after the blonde took a lipliner and wrote "We [heart] Toni" on it). And I don't care how many drinks you've had. And I don't care that you didn't have to work today.

Oh and to the damn Pittsburgh couple sitting to my right. I don't care that you went to the US Open on day 2 and that the guy in the Aloha shirt went on day 5. I don't care how Tiger did. And I certainly don't care about your opinion of our city and/or what you think about your hotel accomodations.


I don't give a damn about you.

Another thing that surprised me was the number of kids at the concert. Dad2Amara and I dropped off Amara at Lola and Lolo2Amara's house. I thought it would be better than providing Bean with air traffic controller headphones to shield her still maturing hearing. And I thought maybe carrying Amara in 90 degree heat and rocking her to "If I had a $1000000" wouldn't be the best idea. But I guess there are parents who would disagree.

I said it on another blog -- I dream of the day Amara can go to a U2 concert with me and pray that Bono will pick her to go up on stage with him.

But I also think there is an appropriate age for kids to attend their first concert. Maybe that makes me a prude. But a concert crowd is a little too much like....me. And I don't think that's good for kids.

Oh and btw, man in the Aloha shirt, the blonde didn't like you. She was drunk and using you to buy her beer.
today's good: Well since I've procrastinated, Dad2Amara is ironing (yah!) and I'm now downloading to my iPod the set from last night's concert.
today's bad: How did I end up with so many emails in my inbox?!?!


  1. Did you know that the Mayor of Toronto banned them from playing in T.O. back in the 90's because of the band name?? He's out of office now :)
    Saw them in concert in Guelph about 5 years ago and I compltely agree that the show is spectacular. Don't they look like they're having so much fun? Gotta love Canadians!


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