I have the BEST friend in the world. Her name is JACKIE. She called me up a few days ago, and told me that Christmas would come early for me this year - she had some bizarre, unwarranted notion that she couldn't make me anything "gift worthy" for Christmas this year, and instead, got us tickets to THIS! Aerosmith AND Cheap Trick, ON ONE BILL! The Global Warming Tour! At The MGM Grand Arena! Believe me, my HUSBAND is going to have a hard time giving me anything gift worthy after this! My friend ROCKS! How many apostrophies am I going to need for this post?! Let me mention, right here (so she knows) that I'M going to have a hell of a time with the whole "gift worthy" thing for HER this year, after this. What an INCREDIBLE evening.
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Had seen Cheap Trick before, but singing the Sgt. Pepper album on their tour though Vegas a few years back - this time it was all them - with one Beatles song, thrown in for good measure. SOOOOO great. I don't know if it's Robin Zander I love, or those beautiful "nothing left to the imagination" leather pants! Yeah, it's him. And Rick Nielsen. And the rest of "The Best F#* You Up Rock Band EVER", as they were introduced. And the pants. The Dream Police were living large inside of my head last night!
And then, AEROSMITH - how do you come close to describing the wonder of THAT?! On my "Bucket List" of bands, and there with a friend that evidently has that very same Bucket List! I don't know how Steven Tyler is possibly alive this morning...movin' and shakin' for an entire 2+ hours. And, "Little Miss We Need to Sit THISCLOSE to the Stage", did it to me again. I could have shot the video above (which is the same opening we got last night), myself. Steven Tyler, JOE PERRY (who has his WIFE on his guitar! A Guitar God AND a romantic - SIGH!).
AEROSMITH!!! I spent most of the evening with my hands over my mouth, speechless...unless I was singing along, and I must have been because my throat is scratchy this morning. An unbelieveable (believe it) night of music from two LEGENDARY bands, shared with one of the best friends I could have ever hoped for in this life, or any other.
"Something right with the world today"...ALL day...and it will LAST for days! It's left a HUGE smile on my face this morning - thanks for Christmas, Chica - know how much I loved it - and you. By the way, your Christmas gift will pale, in comparison, just to let you know! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!