Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Kids are Off to School!!!

I can't believe the summer is over!!! My kids start school today. Amanda had full intentions of getting up at 5:30am to start getting ready. She must've slammed that "alarm off" button pretty darn quick because her sorry butt didn't get out of bed until I told her it was 5:51am. She was done early so she definitely does not need to set her alarm that early. Christopher got up on his own, and as usual, he was ready way before he needed to be.

It's very weird to be child-less again. I have to run some errands, but I definitely have some stamping time planned today!!! I am still recovering from last night's Foreigner/Styx/Def Leppard concert.

Foreigner was amazing. They are really the reason I went to this concert in the first place. The new lead singer (replaced Lou Graham) looked and moved like Steve Tyler from Aerosmith, but he sounded just like Lou Graham. They were incredible....did not disappoint.

Styx sounded great too. I was never a huge Styx follower so I couldn't sing along constantly like I did with Foreigner. I knew the choruses and some of the more famous songs. I kept cracking up through this concert because the keyboardist acted just like Austin Powers. His keyboard could spin and he would play and gyrate when the keyboard was behind him. He is very talented, but he is also quite stuck in the 70's/80's.

Def Leppard was another matter. The playing of the music was fantastic. The new lead guitarist (previously played for Dio and Whitesnake) was phenomenal. Joe Elliot, the singer, was TERRIBLE. All those years of drug and alcohol abuse have taken a toll on his voice and body. You could hardly hear him. He often made the audience sing the choruses because his voice couldn't hold out. During some of the songs ("Animal", for example), we couldn't figure out what song it was until he sang the chorus. Yes, it was that bad. Several years ago, my brother told me he was lip-synching during his tours. Towards the middle of the concert, there were many of us that were hoping they would "flip the switch" to put us out of our misery. Oh well, enough about my concert experience last night. Overall, it was a great time. I was glad to spend time with my husband and my brother. The three of us haven't been to a concert together in a LONG time!!!

Like I said, I will try to post one of my creations later on. I have a bunch of errands to run today!!!!

Happy Stamping everyone!!!

1 comment:

Reality Show Reject said...

Just reading through your blog and wanted to comment on the concert. Last year I went to a Journey/Def Leppard concert and was so disappointed in Joe Elliott. Def Leppard is my FAVORITE group too! I saw them in August of 2000 and it seems like time stood still and I felt like I was back in the 80s. Not last year. Journey was better and the lead singer (not Steve Perry, but sounds a LOT like him) was not there and they replaced him with someone who sounded nothing like Steve Perry, and it was still better than DL.

Love your blog, btw. I've been looking at all your cards and their beautiful!