Thursday, August 9, 2012

Run! Neely Went To Van Halen Last Night! 1980's. Concerts.

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I used to go to a lot of concerts in high school 

And even though I loved going to concerts I hated when other people went to concerts. Because dudes in high school can't shut their yappers and quit with the bore assing of the concert. Especially this dude we'll call Mike N. He might as well have walked around with a sandwich board announcing his excitement because he wouldn't shut his pie hole. Talking to everyone that would listen. Bonding with other people that would be going to the concert. It would go down like this: 

Tour dates are announced: "Van F%#king Halen mother f#$ker! I. Am. There!"

Tickets purchased: 23rd row to VH! YEAH!! They're gonna rock so hard! No denying!  F%$k Journey! I'm all about Diamond Dave you bitch ass!!

Day before concert: Guess who's going to Van Halen tonight? ME! Whoa, whoa, whoa Jamie's cryin' WEEEMP WHEEEP! *drops to knees and does air guitar.*

Day after concert (proudly wears t-shirt above and struts down the hall): VanHalen rocked! You should have been there! But you weren't! I was though! Best concert ever*! THREE ENCORES! THREE! "Runnin' with the Devil" right into "Eruption" YEAAAHHHH!!! *devil hand motion*

Then in the hall and at lunch he would list every song that was played. Alright now I'm getting pissed all over again.

To read about an incident that happened at a Who concert click here 

*It's ALWAYS the "best concert ever" isn't it?



16 comments:

Suze said...

Z, one of the things I love to write about most are characters that you can really see in your head. Turns out this is one of the things I love to read most.

I don't read a lot of fiction and I'll tell you why. A lot of it annoys hell out of me because the characters don't seem like real people. They seem like characters. And fairly robotic ones, at that.

Part of the reason why I love your blog so much is because of your characters. The blowhard in this one made me smile the entire post. You can see this dude so clearly in your head that you make me see everything down to his facial expressions in mine.

That's the kinda writing I like.

Indigo Roth said...

Hey there Dr. Zibbs, Indigo here - a Zibbs virgin, first time. This was good fun and true, except in one detail; the best concert ever was obviously QUEENSRYCHE in 1989, ASTON VILLA LEISURE CENTRE in the UK! Man, you should have been there! But you weren't! I was though! etc... Indigo

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks suze! That means a lot. I love writing dialogue.

Dr Zibbs said...

Welcome to my blog indigo roth. I know of that band but never saw them.

Elsie said...

Our friend was that guy! We loved him but ugh, the air guitar and when he did the whammy bar - look out, sound effects and everything!

Dr Zibbs said...

Elsie my thing with dudes that do air guitar is that no hot girl ever said, "oh my god you should see this guy! He's the best air guitarist!"

diane said...

The best stories from concerts were always about annoying people in the audience. Like the drunk guy who kept staggering into a girl while he was dancing, and her boyfriend didn't say anything to him. Or the friend who jumped up on stage and got thrown off, only to wear a bandage for weeks after, like some kind of medal of honor.

Furtheron said...

Best concert ever... for me probably Led Zep 4 Aug 1979 Knebworth House.

You jealous of me now - aren't you, aren't you?... ;-)

Dr Zibbs said...

Furtheron - excellent! Last tour right?

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Mike N. - I think I know that dude.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Ok Suze's comment is the f&$king "best comment ever!" She nailed that one. I felt the exact same way while reading this post!!!

You kill me Zibsy.

And by the way? "Shut your pie hole" is probably one of my favorite and most used comebacks.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Candy. You know I love compliments. Who doesn't.

Chris said...

Just think, tomorrow is Monday and someone has to work with this guy and hear his stories about how his weekend was.....complete with air guitar.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chris - Once and air guitarist ALWAYS an air guitarist.

Anonymous said...

My buddy mike g of Madison Conn actually missed an early 80's Van Halen concert in Hartford because his jerk boss wouldn't let him off stocking shelves. His buddy got the ticket, bought him a shirt which Mike wore all day in school the next day. Searching for cred

Dr Zibbs said...

Anon -you haha. Love it!