How did these days just disappear?

 
    • keelys said...
    • User
    • 4 Sep 2009, 00:04

    How did these days just disappear?

    Well I'm just back from an amazing trip to Australia to see a couple of the last Lucksmiths shows, in Melbourne and Hobart. I feel like this is an end to a chapter in my life, the part where I care enough about a band to go see them play live; as I stood up in the front, hemmed in on all sides by people playing with their cell phones, my knees failing me, I thought to myself this really is the end. I watched the woman next to me frantically texting while The Luckies sang a mindblowingly poignant "The Golden Age of Aviation" wondering how anything could be more important than what was happening on stage. So I sighed, and closed my eyes, and softly sang along, trying to put her out of my mind.

    So has anybody given up going out to shows, or am I just being bitter? I often feel like I'm intruding on someone else's party these days.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 30 Oct 2009, 20:27
    I don't know really. Sometimes i experience what you just did, sometimes the magic is still there. I saw Primal Scream a couple of months back, and it was great. OK, I stood at the back of the hall, not getting sweaty, while enjoying my beer and stomping my foot to the rythm of the music. I sort of reminisced about the concerts of my youth, but I was still content with enjoying the show - not necessarily being a part of it.
    In a few weeks I'll be going to I Am Kloot. Then I'll probably stand a foot or two away from the stage, singing along with every tune (even though I'm sort of embarassed about it) ...

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