Friday night the hub and I went and saw Cheap Trick, Heart, and Journey at Mandalay Bay. Journey is one of my favorite bands ever so I was a little uneasy seeing them without Steve Perry. Apparently a Phillipino guy is now the lead singer. More to that in a bit. I was wearing my I Want You To Want Me (my favorite Cheap Trick song) I bought at the Hard Rock in Cancun specifically for this concert. I'd post the pic of me in it but it turned out blurry and crappy. The band did not disappoint. Neither did Heart. The Wilson sisters still ROCK and sound exactly the same as they did in their heyday.
As the lights went down and the concert started, the hub started smelling mowie wowie somewhere around us. Sure nuf, in the same row as us, there was a bunch of teenagers sparkin up some doobage. Pretty soon, a guy in the row in front of us (who was OUR AGE) asks them for a hit. They oblige. Between bands, the cops appear looking for the culprits. It was funny watching them get so paranoid.
Anyway, Journey ROCKED. It was freaky how much the lead singer sounded like Steve Perry but he ended up to be really good. Seeing Jonathan Cain and Neil Schon on stage was amazing. I had such a crush on Jonathan in the 80's, I started acting like a crazed teenager when he came out on the stage much to hub's amusement. I even broke out the arm in the air move with the pinkie, index and thumb out move rockin to the music..Yeah! That's how I roll!!!!
Side note - You know you're in the 21st century when people are holding up their cell phones instead of lighters..
The funniest thing was a bunch of guys in the various rows below us who didn't know each other at the beginning of the concert. By the end of the night, they were all playing air guitar and drums, slapping hands, hugging each other, and I think maybe falling in love...?
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