Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am a rock whore, The Great White Lizard Hunter rocks out

I LOVE music.

LIVE
LOUD
IN MY FACE


I have been to at least 500 concerts in my life.

The first concert I ever went to was Leif Garrett (I know)

I have seen everything from Rick Springfield to Anthrax.

I have been on more tour buses than I care to mention.

I am a TOOL fanatic.

Maynard James Keenan is God a genius.
I once bared a nipple ring and offered up some starburst for Maynard's song list that was duct taped to the stage - and got it.

I have seen the likes of Huey Lewis and the News, Aerosmith, Guns & Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, I Mother Earth, Marilyn Manson, GWAR, Staind, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Queensryche, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, ..............oh my god, I could go on and on.

When I was 6 months pregnant with the Great White Lizard Hunter, I saw TOOL for the 5th time.

That little bugger came out of me with the rock horns blaring and hasn't stopped since.

He steals my IPod every chance he gets and is constantly asking for new songs to be downloaded. He scans the radio stations in the car for a song that is his "favorite".

He's been bugging me for months to go see a concert "like you did when I was in your tummy."

Not wanting to take a 6 year old to a huge stadium concert, we waited for the local radio station to put on one of their two big concerts they do each year. (X-Fest and X-Mas Ball).

I purchased the tickets and told the Great White Lizard Hunter that he would be going to the concert.

Good Lord, it was a daily countdown.

Friday night was the big night. Not wanting to be there for 8 hours like the rest of the losers 20 yr olds, we showed up just in time for the two headliners - Shinedown & Avenged Sevenfold.

The Great White Lizard Hunter was in awe. When the crowd went nuts and were swaying their arms in the air in unison, he was in disbelief. When the sappy love song started and all the lighters went up, he was beside himself. This child was a silent observer, but soaking everything up for the next time. He knew the songs, he was just learning how to react to live music. We didn't go deep into the crowd (as much as I wanted to ) We stayed on the outskirts and let him take it all in. It was quite impressive. He loved it. It made my heart proud.

I wasn't allowed to have a camera in the concert to take pictures of his every emotion, but this boy was in heaven.

I have created a monster.

And I can't wait to take him to the next big show.

5 comments:

Stitching Mama said...

I'm jealous! I would have loved to go to those concerts!

We have the same taste in music! Love, Love, Love those bands!

for a different kind of girl said...

He is going to remember that first concert experience forever! How fun you'll have someone to go to shows with you forever!

Sam said...

I've only seen Tool in concert once, and I will never forget it. Swoon! I've love to go again and take Chicken with me, he is now a huge Tool fan, too.

Punk Rock Dad said...

YOU SAW GWAR!!!!!!!!

Come Mosh with me my sweet!

bsouth said...

Wow, I bow down before you (again). I've seen a fair few of those bands and am going to see metallica and AC/DC later this year. You're the first person I've come across who's even heard of Tool, let alone realizes the god status of Maynard James Keenan - where do you stand on A Perfect Circle?