Tonight I Will be Bringing on the Heartache

I have loved music from a very early age. I don’t mean like everyone loves music, like I was fascinated with bands and music when I was a kid to the point where it was a bit weird. Like my obsession with Boy George and Culture Club for example. Here is a picture of me in my Culture Club T-shirt I got at the flea market (I was apparently hanging upside down from a tree) mom made the button frame. I had 2 pairs of pajamas with numbers all over them and I would wear them to 4th grade because it looked like something Boy George would wear and you know the whole Colour by Numbers thing. Oh and there was the derby hat I would wear with my hair in tiny braids and all the pictures of him all over the walls. I had a little love for Duran Duran and they got the wall space above the fish tank in my bedroom for pictures. Later my cousins started dipping into the metal and taking me there with them. Not the hard stuff, more like Van Halen, Poison and Def Leppard. I remember my cousin had a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts and we would all pretend to be Def Leppard and we would fight over who was going to be the drummer so they could wear the shorts. Sometimes my sister and I would get pouty and go pretend to be Shelia E off by ourselves so we could be drummers too.

Through the years I have been able to see Van Halen and Poison in concert and tonight in San Antonio another child hood dream is coming true. We are going to see Def Leppard!!!! Not just Def Leppard, Foreigner and Styx are opening. OK actually I am not that big a fan of the opening bands, but Def Leppard!?!?!?! Come on don’t be a hater you know it is going to be an awesome show. It is the same giant megaplex where I have seen David Lee Roth and Sammy Haggar on the Sammy and Dave tour and also Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Hall and Oates. Here is a little Def Leppard video, one of my favorites as a kid, to give you a taste of the awesome that will be happening tonight.

2 Responses to “Tonight I Will be Bringing on the Heartache”

  1. Nicole

    Ha! My first concert was Def Leppard at Irvine Meadows. I’m sure I was dressed up like one the girls from Bret Mchael’s House of Skanks!

  2. *melanie* earthenwood studio

    Oh rock on!

    Your music history is similiar to mine. The infatuation with Culture Club (first cassette I ever bought on my own)…the obsession with Duran2…the dip into glammy metal. I liked Def too, but was more into Ratt! eek! That’s until I got to 9th grade and dicovered the Smiths and the Cure, of course.

    Love your list of concerts!


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