I Could Go Crazy on a Night Like Tonight
last night i got to play grown-up for a few hours (one of the benefits of ABN having some time off before starting his new gig) and head out with a friend to sushi and show. i know. in what world does this happen? it doesn’t. except last night – it totally did.
i knew the night would be a blast because we were seeing THE INDIGO GIRLS and the concert was sure to be the perfect mix of summer camp and my first two years of college. i went through a major folk-rock stage (aka the whining women) and while i would argue that the indigo girls do not whine, they are definitely a huge part of my musical history. i can’t even begin to count the nights sitting around the camp fire, the road trips, the drunken cleaning sessions (yes, in college when we were drunk we would often clean…maybe that’s my issue now). it all feels like a million years ago and at the same time – it was sorta like yesterday.
we listen to a lot of toddler music these days. and britney and gaga and the black eyed peas when we’re ready to dance dance dance. and some oldies, some soul, some americana (speaking of which – have you heard THIS?). but in the ladies-who-sing-folk-rock…we’ve been sorely lacking. in the last 24 hours i’ve tried to remedy the situation.
the night started off great with sushi and free beer from our young waiter lucas (that never happens when i go out with ABN). we made our way over to the venue (the last time i was in a venue? no clue), pushed our way to the very front, got ourselves one more beer and spent the next 2+ hours singing at the very top of our lungs to old favorites.
it didn’t hurt that opening/backup band, THE SHADOWBOXERS was full of cute jewish boys. adorable AND talented…we might have both drooled, just a little.