you know how lately bands from the late 90s and early 00s have been going “hey, we’re tired of working at the Gap, let’s go out on tour! i don’t hate you anymore!”? No Doubt and blink-182 (WTF?) are the latest bands to have this happen. i think it mostly started with Rage Against The Machine’s ‘reunion’. oh what, no new record? they got back together so they could be needed? what a bunch of BS. ANYWAY…..today i was perusing any available concerts coming to NOLA. i did see The Donnas are coming, a few years late for me, but still. the show that obviously is going to be the concert of the year is Sugar Ray being supported by Fastball! OMG! is it the One or Two Hit Wonders United tour? it must be. i laughed when i thought they’re going to be up on stage with people yelling for the 3 songs they know total and the bands are going to be wanting to play the songs they’ve written on their hiatuses from civilization the past 10 years.
random dude: “PLAY I WANNA FLY! I WANNA FLY!”
lead singer of SR: “no see, we all got together over the holidays and wrote a bunch of new songs for you guys!”
entire crowd: “BOOOOOOOOOO!”
it could possibly be a glorious moment, but one i’m not willing to shell out $30 to go see.
also strange today in addition to the usual shenanigans from BO Guy, i got a very nice compliment about how i should quit engineering and become a model, because i’m so handsome. sounds great right? well, this lady has been sitting near me for a couple of weeks. i knew her from a while back, and she was always so nice. like i think she probably makes cookies on the weekends for neighborhood kids. anyway, since she’s been sitting near me, i’ve noticed how much she hates NOLA. i don’t know exactly where she’s from, but she’s not from here, and she’s quick to point that out if she can. last week she brought in a blueberry pie she had made and offered me a piece. i turned her down because i don’t like blueberries, but when i told her she said “that’s okay, i don’t like crawfish”. what? i know maybe people don’t like NOLA, i get that. i think it’s stupid how the mayor of NOLA is quarantined in China for the swine flu. (what the hell is he doing in China?) i don’t like people openly criticizing it over and over again, especially when they are not from here. if she hates it so bad, then why doesn’t she leave? anyway, all that kind of stuff made me kind of not like her, and today the model comment threw everything off. i don’t know how to feel about her now….but at least she thinks i’m really really really ridiculously good looking. let’s go grab some orange mocha frappacinos!