07 March 2009

Never too old to rock

The week of two concerts is over, and I feel a bit hungover. Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday night was a great show. We avoided most of the rush hour traffic, but encountered just enough to discover that our brakes need some attention. Lovely. Got down to the xcel and found a little sub shop close by to have a sandwich before the show. Mick Fleetwood looks like a half-crazed Santa, but the gang can still rock it in their 60s. That's how I wanna be when I grow up. The downside of the evening was driving home after midnight on really crappy roads. The thawing temps and blowing snow combined to create nasty slick conditions. I had been up since 6am, so iPastor drove by default. Poor guy. He's an able pilot, though.
Last night, we took the two older Things to Iowa for the Third Day "Revelations" tour. Wow. It was slightly farther than a trip to the cities, but we didn't have to muck about in city traffic. The weather was a different flavor of crappy though, as we drove into fog which thickened during the concert. The fog was pretty thick, and I remembered that driving due west out of town would get us to the same n/s highway that runs through our own town, so we pointed the van west into the fog and hoped. We wound up o a few miles of gravel, but it soon deposited us on a US highway that took us where we needed to go. We stopped for a midnight snack, and drove out of the fog about halfway home, rolling in about 3:30. Way too old for this...
My birthday present to myself this year was a fan club membership that provides meet and greet passes. It was a good choice...

3 comments:

Cliff said...

Hey, you got to see Fleetwood Mac! Good on you guys. I'm glad you made it home twice.
3:30 and plus we set the clocks ahead. You guys must really be young.
The bad part about ageing is that you can stay up till 3 AM and wake up with a hangover. No alcohol involved. Great post. Great pic. Blessings on all of you.

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

Wow, you are now raised to a whole new level of cool!

Jeff said...

Way cool. I would have enjoyed Fleetwood Mac. They're from "our" era of course. I'm a big fan of Third Day too. Good for you for getting out there and seeing some great bands!