Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why so glum Bono?

So I know that Bono has to be bummed because U2 played in Atlanta last night and I wasn't there. I know that Bono noticed my absence and had trouble performing because I couldn't make it to the concert. He may never get over it. Really, I'm the one that may never get over it. Who can afford to go to a concert as expensive as U2 in these pressing economic times? Not me. Also, I am in no mood to pump enough breast milk to buy myself a trip to Atlanta while my mom watches the kids and struggles to shove a bottle into Koen's mouth. It was just simpler not to go.

This is what I missed.


Doesn't that look like the mothership landed and spit out Bono? I wish I would have been there to see it person. This got me thinking of all of the concerts that I've missed in the last 5 years because I was with child, about to give birth, recovering from giving birth, or stuck at home taking care of a baby.

So here is a list of the shows that I've missed. I will lament each amazing show that happened without me there to scream my head off and shake my money maker. This will be therapeutic for me.

1. The Pixies Reunion Tour: This one hurts me deep because I had tickets to see them. I was 4 months pregnant with Griffin and sick as a dog. The idea of bass thumping my belly made me want to hurl and I ditched out at the last minute. From what I heard, the show was amazing.

2. Morrissey: My husband actually went without me and left me at home 8 months pregnant and feeling sorry for myself. I acted all cool about it but deep inside I had a hormonal episode. He came home drunk as a skunk and I pouted while he slurred his words and sang a bad rendition of How Soon Is Now.

3. The Gypsy Kings: I had tickets to go to this concert too. I was 9 weeks pregnant with Koen and set to go with a lovely friend of mine who always looks gorgeous. The idea of squeezing into a dress that was too tight and putting on non sensible shoes sounded like hell to me. Then, just the thought of walking from the parking lot to the venue made me want to take a nap.

4. The Flight of The Conchords: They played 2 days before my due date. Enough said. It's just too depressing for me to talk about.

5. Coldplay: The concert was on our anniversary this year and I wanted to go SO bad. Koen was 6 weeks old and nursing every other minute and also my lady bits were sore and the idea of jumping up and down at a concert made me want a Percocet.

However, there was one concert that I wouldn't miss for the world. When I was 7 months pregnant with Griffin we saw none other than...

The Beastie Boys

It was awesome. Griffin loved the bass and kicked and spun like a mad man to Brass Monkey. Some dudes in front of us lit up a joint and I got incensed and was about to chew them out for having the audacity to smoke pot near a pregnant woman. Then, I realized that I was a pregnant woman at a concert and excused myself to the lobby until they were done blazing. The show was one of the best shows I've ever been to.

Sigh...I'll go to a concert again one day, I hope.

10 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Hubby has season tickets to the Washington Redskins, and they gave him 4 free U2 tickets. He sold them!!

kyslp said...

A fellow Beastie Boys fan! Another reason to love you!

Erin M. said...

I love me some Beastie Boys! Check Your Head always reminds me of when my husband and I first started dating for some reason....Oh, and Gypsy Kings!! Reminds me of smoking a teensy bit of pot at the beach once and making these awesome tacos...I also love U2. Sad you couldn't go! But yes, ticket prices are insane and I don't blame you one bit.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Price tickets are just insane, got to agree with that! But I bet they will be shown on T.V. soon! They usually are here in the U.K....and you get a much better view watching them in your own living-room!

Theta Mom said...

I love your taste in music! U2, my favorite band of all time, and The Gypsy Kings I listed to in college! Sorry to hear you didn't see U2, but at least you saw the Beastie Boys!

Danielle said...

I love the beastie boys alomst as much as I love Milli Vanilli! :)

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

I missed out on Pink and Beyonce this year *sigh* but have tickets for Green Day in December woo hoo!!

You should try paying for tickets to concerts in Perth THE MOST ISOLATED CITY IN THE WORLD - no one wants to come here so when they do the prices are through the roof!!!

Rondell said...

You need to be keeping home with that baby instead of rocking and rolling!

Beth said...

The last concert I went to was Jimmy Buffet in...wait for it... 1999. SOB! I feel your pain...

Joy said...

oh, the sacrifices we make to make babies!