Monday, August 4, 2008

The 80's Called..They Want Their Perm Back.

On Saturday night the hub and I went to see Human League, Belinda Carlisle, Naked Eye, and Flock of Seagulls, and ABC. If you saw my last post, you'll see how close to the stage we were. Synopsis of the night:

If you want don't want to read my concert review, skip to the end of this post. You won't want to miss my confrontation with a hooker.

Naked Eye: Biggest songs of the 80's: Promises, Promises and There's Always Something There To Remind Me. The lead singer sounded pretty much the same but it was hard to get past the fact that he was a perv. He kept trying to get these two girls to come up and dance in front of the stage. Not impressed or in other words, total tool.

Flock of Seagulls: We all remember the song I Ran. Yes, they sang it but they sucked. All of their songs sucked. I didn't expect the lead singer to still have his trademark winged hair, but I doubt anyone expected him to look like he just got done washing his car. He had a long weird braid down his back and an old dirty cap. His jeans were way to tight so his gut completely hung out. He had a wife beater with a long sleeve shirt over it that looked liked it just got out of the dryer. Ick. So, lead singer/biker dude barely talked to the audience and acted like he was doing us a favor by being there. Tool #2.

ABC: They ROCKED! The entire audience was on their feet dancing and singing. Martin Fry sounded exactly the same and sang all of their biggest hits with the same oomph and energy that he did in the 80's. Look of Love, Poison Arrow, How to Be A Millionare, When Smokey Sings...they were all awesome. He looked great and wore a kick-ass white jacket with rhinestones all over it.

Belinda Carlisle: ROCKED! She looked and sounded exactly the same. I was surprised that she danced the same as well. What was so funny is that she was..well, funny. She joked with the audience and seemed genuinely happy to be there. She sang Mad About You, Heaven on Earth, Vacation, Circle in the Sand, and I Get Weak. All amazing.

Human League - Totally divas. Their set change took forever. All of their instruments were white and looked like they were straight out of the 80's, ie-those old huge synthesizers. They sang 6 songs (the 2 women had 3 costume changes) which the first 3, nobody knew. A guy finally yelled out, "Sing something we know man!!!!!" They sounded good on Fascination and Don't You Want Me Baby but their finally song was one that no one knew either so people started walking out, including us. Tool #3

During the Flock of Seagulls, some chick in a red hoochie mama dress, an old perm and no shoes started running down the aisle to dance in front of the stage. The security guys stopped her but she started arguing with them. Of course, she does it right in front of me and hub and blocks our view of the stage. I decide this is taking way to long so I stand up, grab her arm and tell her "GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY." She turned to look at me but the guard grabbed her other arm and drug her up the aisle. As she was walking/staggering/hopping away, she's pointing and yelling at me, "BITCH!!! SHE'S A BITCH! BITCH, BITCH, BITCH, BITCH!" I looked at her, give her a sweet smile, waved and said "Bye-Bye!" which just enraged her even more, then everyone in my row started laughing. During the next intermission, the couple in front of me and the guy next to me thanked me.

Hooker continued to make a fool out of herself (stealing peoples' seats to get closer, running down other aisles to get to the stage) during the rest of the concert and almost got kicked out with her date/ (the guy she was with didn't look like her type, hence our estimation that she was a call-girl/cheap escort).

After the concert:

*The hub tells me I have a short fuse which he already knows - doi.
* I look for the hooker so I can trip her in her stilletos but can't find her.
* I think of funny one liners I would've have told her if ran into her, ie-

"The 80's called, they want their perm back"
"Excuse me, the hooker section is over there"
" Two words for you: Personal Stylist "
"I should have told you to move your BONY a*s out of the way"

All in all fun night.

Oh - word to the wise: The night before you go to a 4 hour concert, don't have your friends over and drink like 6 glasses of red wine while swimming with all the kids, then run errands the entire next day while forgetting to eat, then try and sit through said concert while trying to survive on a bag of pretzels and 2 captain & cokes. By 10:30pm, you are a mess..even after you finally eat dinner at a yummy restaraunt inside the Planet Hollywood Casino.


dani said...

well now robin, that sounds like a very interesting evening!!! i'm so relieved that your "hooker lady" didn't hurt you!!! yikes:0 she sounds a little scary...

Kelly said...

The night is never a success without an altercation with a drunk hooker...good times!

Jill - GlossyVeneer said...

I cracked up when I saw your Twitter about going to this concert. I had just heard an ad for it on the radio and was laughing about the total 80's flashback.

greedygrace said...

YIKES! You're braver than I am! I nver would have had the guts to grab a (hooker) lady and tell her to move out of the way! You are my idol!

Claudious said...

Absolutely an amazing night, glad you're not afraid to stand up and push away nasty mc'big hair.

I imagine being the poor guy who took her to a concert like that (if I had no taste, and she didn't have to be hired.) What an emberassement she sounds to be. Flock of seagull lyrics regarding a girl like her cracks me up. (I ran)

Retro Bakery said...

I HEART Planet Hollywood!
I need to go to shows...they sound so fun!

LiteralDan said...

I'm a little afraid to comment... do I still get a cookie?

I wish I would run into crazy old hookers so I could break out some awesome put-downs in front of an appreciative audience. Why don't cool things happen to me??

Oh, right... I'm not cool and I don't leave the house very often.

Weith Kick said...

It's funny because I think we recently watched something on VH1 about where are they now or best songs of the 80s and it featured all these bands. I remember the ABC guy was the only one who still looked good.

Did Paulie dance?

You better watch that Concert Rage you have.

Trooper Thorn said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Too bad Human League sucked; I liked them. If Thompson Twins played, the night would have been complete. Funny coincidence; I posted yesterday about '80s movies making me feel old and you went to a concert of '80s bands and didn't feel the same way.

dani said...

are you on vacation, AGAIN;
or did the hooker lady find you???

Weith Kick said...

I left you a Major Award on my site. Check it.

I'm married. I have 3 kids. I have a big nose. Now go on and catch up.

Keep it nice or I'll post your email and make fun of you.

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