Wilco - Denver, CO - 9/1

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Originally uploaded by tielji
Yes! You read that right! I went to a Wilco show with my friend Dan. A sold out show, mind you. Now, I attend a lot of sold out shows, but this one was amazing for two reasons.

#1. People were trying to buy tickets on the street for any price. If it wasn't for the fact that I wanted to see why they would do such a thing, I would have sold mine for future rent money. HA!
#2. I have no idea how this happened, but we started three rows of people back... and ended up in the front row. Front freakin' row. Gawd I love the Fillmore...

I kind of do know how it happened: A little blonde thing in the front row had to go potty, so I crowd wrangled for her (not once, but twice) and how did she show her appreciation? By pulling me up to stand beside her. Yay!!

On the other side of me? (not in the front row) A couple who had been married for 17 years. I heard myself mumble that if my husband would have gone to shows with me, we probably would still be together. That was a sad moment.

Behind me? One huge teddy bear of a man who put me in front of him so I could actually see. I didn't notice his smaller-in-stature boyfriend on the other side of him 'til later!

I should add a third reason to why this show was so amazing...

#3. Holy cats, Wilco is soooo amazing! Six guys making every song a huge jam session. A story...poetry in sound...complete with the thrilling of the heart. These guys are true craftsmen, and I get now the huge following.

...the three encores did so much to embed them into my eternal admiration as well. Four songs each encore...who does that anymore??! Loved it.

And oh, it was so nice to have this break from real life.

Today I am packing. Again. And I told my parents. Check and check.

Ironic divorce statement of the day: (by my wonderful, sweet, soon to be ex husband) So...I guess you won't be moving out until you have the money to do it, huh?

I tried to explain the best I could that, really, it is not reasonable to think that you can come home one day and say "I want a divorce" and the other person not only says "okay!" but then finds a place to live for free and extremely conveniently.

I don't think he understood me. We speak different languages now.

Maybe we always did.


Niel said...

Sounds like you two kids had fun...I think Dan was a little giddy with the whole Mrs. Robinson experience! ;) Thanks for making him happy - he really needed that right now. Can't wait for you to come over to the new house...I'll wait to christen it with margaritas till you can join! Love you...N

Anonymous said...

Loved that show! Loved the satge patter from Jeff! Loved that they had Oxfam there! Come back Wilco, come back!

Jorge said...

Way to get out there!

Kick ass.
Take names.


These are the things that make us happy.


Jeff said...

Here for you, come what may! Need an impartial ear? You know how to find me.

Your 'constant reader'.....


terri said...

Hiya Niel! If I take your mom to a show, I will have officially been to a concert with everyone in your immediate family. :)

Can't wait for the margs!

Anon: I am soooo glad OxFam was there. I had no idea who they were until that night...

Jorge: If it makes you happy, it def makes me happy. :)

Jeff: My dear, I have been missing you! And yes, you have an ear that I depend on. :)