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What’s Playing Wednesday

I’m sure you’re all relieved to know that I made my shake last night and didn’t lose any fingers or slice anything vital. In fact, I simply broke everything in half and shoved it in the blender. It’s safer that way.

It’s quite chilly out today and I decided to pull out my new thermal wear for the occasion. Don’t tell my brother-in-law. He thinks I bought it just to go fishing with him, but it’s sooo lovely and warm!

Which brings me to today’s song. Danica’s Magical Music Player pulled up the most appropriate song for this time of year. With nearly every state in the union experiencing snow on the ground, is it any surprise the Music Player pulled up Breaking Benjamin’s So Cold? I thought it deliciously fitting.

I saw Breaking Benjamin…last year? Or was it the year before? I can’t remember now, but I do remember how much I enjoyed their performance. I love live music and I love it even more when the bands I go to see fulfill their promise of sounding just like their albums. Oh, I don’t mind improvisation, but what I want to hear is the music played in the correct key and with the appropriate enthusiasm they give on the recording. Breaking Benjamin met my expectations and even exceeded them.

If you ever get a chance to see them live, do so. They’re that good.

The song is So Cold and it does get a little hard in places, but it’s a great song (seriously one of my favorites). I hope you enjoy!

I also got the edits for Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose yesterday, so I’ll be hard at work cleaning up the mess I left behind. It’s so exciting! LOL

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Becoming THAT Person

I don’t know how many of you are rock concert goers, but if you’ve ever been to one (no matter which sub-genre of rock: metal, alternative, pop), there’s always one person in the crowd who’s undeniably much older than the rest of the crowd. I love going to concerts. There’s nothing quite like seeing a band live and losing yourself in the energy of the crowd.

Last night I attended a concert for Flyleaf, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace. Now, this isn’t my usual concert fare. I like my music heavier and louder with mosh pits popping up all over the place. Last year I saw Shinedown and was disappointed, but I have to say that this concert didn’t give me the same feeling.

So, let me start by saying that we spent more time looking for the correct line than we did waiting in it. After walking around and around the arena, we finally found the line we needed and managed to get in the building.

Flyleaf…This isn’t a band I know much about. I like a few of their songs, but because I have this strange dislike of bands with female singers, I didn’t enjoy them that much. The music was good, but the vocals had too much echo to truly understand.

Breaking Benjamin…I happen to like this band a lot. They were very good live. There was no need for them to get the crowd pumped up, because everyone was digging it. They did an amazing tribute to deceased musicians to the tune of Dream On (Aerosmith) while flashing pictures of these musical legends. I’d definitely see them again.

Three Days Grace…Again, this is a band I know a few of their songs, but not all that many. They were good, although I could’ve done without the lead singer harassing the crowd to get them pumped up (but that’s just me). They had pyrotechnics and we were sitting close enough that I began to worry if they were trying to serve up BBQ Cajun for the after party. I don’t know if I’d go to see them again, but if they were part of a line-up, I wouldn’t protest too much.

This brings me to the title of today’s post. I’m 33, not quite at the age when I’m much older than the rest of the concert goers, but I have heard that I will end up being THAT person. My question is, at what age do you become that person? In your 40’s? 50’s? I don’t think I’ll be jonesing to get into a mosh pit at 40 or older, but you never know.

What do you think? Is there an age where you have to say, “No more concerts”? Or would it be cool for an 80-year-old to rock out at a Slipknot concert? (Of course, they’d be in their 80’s too, so maybe it would be awesome…a bunch of senior citizens on their rascals pretending to mosh…)

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