Observations from last night's INXS concert - that yellow bastard

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February 23rd, 2006

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2006.0223.0927::Observations from last night's INXS concert
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I managed to get an extra ticket to the INXS concert from fiyero2005 last night, so I joined up with cee_m, stalkyoulater, catnamedbuffy, whedonite, spiderchick736, and various other people to attend. For the most part, it was a really good show, and I'm not even that big a fan of INXS.

So, in no particular order, here follows a few observations about said concert:
  • Dear Suburban Housewives: If you're going to throw the goat to express your enthusiasm for the band, be sure to tuck in that thumb. This isn't ASL, it's rock 'n' fuckin' roll.
  • Maybe this is just my recent re-acquiring of Amped: Notes from a Go-Nowhere Punk Band (one of the greatest books ever to see print), my learning of how to play "Restless" by Rumbleseat on guitar, or just splash-enthusiasm from playing Guitar Hero, but going to concerts makes me want to put a band together again.
  • I never watched Rockstar or whatever the reality show was where INXS found their new lead singer, but according to The Coffee Achiever, they went cliché with the one they picked--someone she described as a "Michael Hutchence-lookalike assclown." Now, granted, I have no idea what he was like on the show, but the boy knows how to put on a good show.
  • The opening band, The LoveHammers, has some pretty rocking songs.
  • I'm secure enough in my sexuality to acknowledge that the new guy's stage presence is pretty much pure sex.
Afterwards, a bunch of us tried to get a late dinner at O'Terrill's, but they had a limited (fried-only) menu, so we went to the Midtown Tavern instead.

Disappointing, because O'Terrill's had a big screen TV with Guitar Hero hooked up; and there's nothing like a concert to get me hankering to play (real or game) guitar.

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fiyero2005::2006.02.23.03:05 pm
I'm secure enough in my sexuality to acknowledge that the new guy's stage presence is pretty much pure sex.

I'm secure enough in your sexuality to agree.
hammor::2006.02.25.06:00 pm
[User Picture]Damn, I'm feeling left out.

I have to go to Fry's weekly to play Guitar Hero in public.

And there are restaurants with Guitar Hero hooked up? Do you not have my phone number?

thepeopleseason::2006.02.25.06:09 pm
[User Picture]Granted, this was at about 11:00 PM on a Wednesday night, and we didn't even stay.

I'll let you know next time there's a GH night at the Independent.
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