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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rocking and Rolling is the new awesome

We all went to a rock n' roll show on Monday night and made this face alot.

Do those tongues sticking out look familiar? Let me give you a hint:

That's right. We saw the Rolling Stones - self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Rock'n' Roll Band"- at the Oakland Coliseum. Van Morrison opened. Just like it sounds, the Coliseum is big and outdoors and usually reserved for huge sporting events. When was the last time that you went to a show with this many people?

The great thing about holding the show at the Coliseum was that you got to enjoy all of the same food that you would at a baseball game. That means hotdogs!

Hotdogs + rock n' roll? Why don't they all offer this at all shows?

Betsy pretended to be full when she was half-way through her hotdog, and gave the butt end of it to me. I think it was just a ploy to get the next unfortunate series of photos taken:

The other best part about this show was the fan base. Most of them looked a little like they had just come from a PTA meeting, and taken off their "World's Best Soccer Mom" sweatshirts to reveal their true Stones colors.

You will be glad to know that we came prepared - a lighter for everyone to hold up during the really good songs.

And it was worth it, because even though these guys are one million years old, they seriously put on such a good show.
Mick Jagger is still such the skinny rockstar, all lithe and jumping around on stage like a little one-man aeorobics class. And he still knows how to dress. (Plus, I am pretty sure he waxes his armpits. Tank top he was sporting all evening not pictured)

Keith Richards, on the other hand ... I am not totally sure what he wearing. He looked homeless for a good portion of the show in these strange baggy outfits, and his little glittering headband with coins hanging off was kind of comical.

The excitement of such an event can take your normally composed young professionals....

And make them start screaming along to Sat-is-fac-tion.

And just when you thought that the show couldn't get any more awesome, part of the stage came off and went floating into the crowd.

This was the part where all the underwear got thrown onto the stage. Betsy's included.

The finale included the big blowup tongue and enough fireworks to make it look like WWIII.

I am not sure what band we have today that will be able to perform like this when they are in their 60s. Thanks, Rolling Stones. You totally rocked our world.


  • At 12:05 PM, Anonymous aaron d.w. said…

    i think keith richards looks great.

  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger bets said…


  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger bex said…

    well, i didnt get any photos of the strange almost camo jacket he was sporting, or the big velvet vest he pulled out for the oncore.

    when you threw your bra onstage, bets, was it for keith?

  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger bets said…

    anytime my bra is involved it's about a guy named keith. any guy named keith.

  • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous nathaniel said…

    aw shit!

  • At 5:55 PM, Blogger bex said…

    nathaniel. that is why they let you legally change your name.

  • At 1:22 AM, Blogger yeehaa said…

    It must have cost you like 5000 dollars to see the show, which was definetely the last tour they ever did until they do their next one.

  • At 7:44 AM, Anonymous keith nathaniel said…

    okay, i legally changed my name on the new awesome. yessss!

  • At 9:12 AM, Blogger bex said…

    ha ha. unless one of them dies, next year they will be back on their bigger bigger BIGGER bang show, right? but if you were 60 and people were still throwing their underwear onstage, you might keep coming back for more too...

    don't worry - we didn't have to pay for the seats. they didn't even know it but they were rocking our worlds for free.

    keith nathaniel? that has a nice ring to it.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger sugarcube said…

    I have been to one stadium show in my life. Journey/Styx/Reo Speedwagon at the Delta Center. Tickets free.

    It was a bust, because these ladies brought a plastic bag full of bras and underpants that they threw on the stage. One of the Styx dudes hung one of the bras on his guitar. It was a pink bra. It pissed me, because how could he rock with the bra, when nobody had even been wearing that bra, you know?

    Anyway, during Journey I took off my shirt and waved it around like I just didn't care.

  • At 12:57 AM, Blogger English said…

    Oh cool. That must have been fun.

    Hey Bets I've got this box of C cups. You want'em back?

    Richards and Paige, they both look like they're melting.

  • At 7:03 AM, Blogger bex said…

    keith - you know i am just going to throw them at you again when you start dancing around my living room.

    the other huge concerts that I have gone to was the Bush/No Doubt phenomena - right at their peak - and Weird Al. Weird Al may have been the best show of my life.

  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger bets said…

    New Kids on the Block

    Totally not embarrassed.


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