Night before last we went to see the Gorillaz! Wow what a night! They were fantastic! I took my camera with me and was hoping that I could get a few good shots of the quay on the way to the O2 but.... the winds were like a tornado, F5 over a bombing test site somewhere near the summit of Everest!! I don’t think I have ever seen winds so bad! I could hardly stand up... All I could think is....” poor skinny people, hope they don’t blow into the quay!” but I did manage to get a few really good shots! Hubby never complained once of the wind and the cold! (Which was better than me!)
Once inside the venue things started picking up a bit! ;~) By the time we made it to our seats (excellent by the way) it was most certainly time to sit down! (Or fall down!) We were in the front row of the balcony and I thought I was going to fall off the thing! My head was gone! The music started with Little Dragon and then to De La Soul.... they rocked! Little Dragon was really funky! I don’t know what she was on but my my do I wish I had some! :~) She was dancing on the stage with some sort of thing over her head! Like a light sheet or something! She could have been playing hide-n-seek for all I know! It was brilliant! De La Soul were a huge surprise! I didn’t know who they were and I didn’t think they were hip hop... But!.... They had me at hello! They were really really cool! I don’t really like hip hop but wow! They had it! The arena below was like a field of arms and bodies... moving like a caterpillar back and forth across the entire place! It was amazing to see! The lights and the sound, that jumps out from the speakers and proceeds to shoot right up the spine and straight to the heart.... pounding and almost over riding my own heart beat! WOW!!!! And that was only the beginning!
Gorillaz...It was like a circus, Damon the ring leader.... so many things to see and experience! There was so much going on on the stage! About 25 people at any given moment! This must be what it was like way back when.... you know, when people went to operas and theatre, before TV and internet. This was really a SHOW! Something very different and very special! I have never been to see a concert that touched on so many of the senses... visual, huge screen with amazing CGI and a story through the show, also in sync to perfection! Sound, the voices and the tempo of the music was that, that it alone could carry me away to some other world! Then, the feeling... the sound was so strong I could feel it! Like I said, right up the spine and to the heart and the pulsing of the sound turned to a physical rolling feeling all over the body! And last but by no means least.... my Hubby sitting next to me! Both of us in the same place just taking it all in! WOW! What a night!
After the show was over..... :~)
We walked back to the hotel. When I say we walked what I really mean is, we, and all the other stoned/drunk/whatever people piled out of the place, cringed at the fucking wind, then found the right general direction and began to march! Yeah MARCH! Hubby got that one well before I did and he was so right! Still don’t know just what we were all marching for but I’m sure it was a good cause! :~) I was just happy to be able to walk! LOL! (Truth!) I think if I had been able and the crowd was still going now, I would be too!! I guess it would be a good sociology study and that’s what I was thinking as we walked. (I am very intelligent!) That and “don’t fall, don’t fall!) ... Good to know sometimes we really are all in the same boat!
Over all.... superb and amazingly memorably night! (The concert wasn’t bad either!)
Today is my dad’s birthday. He is 67. It’s been well over two years this time since I talked to him last... his wife (yes that’s right, the devil!) is no longer in prison and again I am no longer in the for front of his world. Or even the for back for that matter! :~) My dad and I were close but the devil came between us. The devil and my dad that is. He could, if he really wanted to, anytime, call. But he doesn’t and that’s the way it is. We didn’t talk for about two years before and then got back in touch. He promised that never ever ever again would he be out of contact with me, then the devil got out of jail and that was that! We had agreed that we would take turns on the phone calls... and I have to admit it was a slight test too. My birthday was upcoming and also I had been really sick and was waiting to hear back from the doctor about an ultrasound on my tummy. Turned out to be a severally inflamed gallbladder had to be removed. My birthday was on a Friday and with my dad’s work schedule as a truck driver, Friday would be the perfect day to ring me. Would have only taken 5 dollars on one of those calling cards to ring me. He didn’t... and I never rang him back either.
I don’t have contact with either of my parents and to be honest that’s the way I prefer it.(may sound bad but it’s the truth) My grandparents were what I will always consider to be my parents. :~) And now I have everything in my life I could ever want or need with my Hubby! He is my everything... Husband, partner, lover, friend, brother, mother, father... I think you get the picture anyway! ;~) My cup runneth over!
Now off for a duet with hubby to The Sound of Music..... The lonely goatherd! Yipppppeeeeeeee
See ya later!