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You wanna know how Tuesday's live No Doubt concert was?! I almost did not make the show thanks to a stomach thingy I was fighting! UGH! Had to sit down in the CityWalk area for a bit so as to not pass out, while my beloved bud ordered up himself a hot dog and fries to scarf down as I sat there trying not to get nauseated at all that greasy food that was hitting my senses. Thank God for the lemonade, as it hit the spot and helped ease my dehydration, so I could continue walking towards the Gibson Amphitheatre to get to my seat. A nice compact venue, and it's close to home so this makes it so much easier to deal with frankly. The crowd was a remarkable mix of Generation X-ers (that would be me) and the new Millennials all together to see three bands: The Sounds, Paramore, and the star attraction, No Doubt. I missed The Sounds completely, but got there in time to catch Paramore. I'm told this is a Christian band that has made it a bit mainstream, but whatever, they were okay. Nothing to write home about, although three of those boys are real hotties. My goodness man! They're all so young and had rabid Generation Y-ers there to cheer them on. Ha, I feel so old saying that, but I cling to my Generation X label in this case, because I often feel the most of the music put out this decade is such sh*t, when in the 90s (when my generation ruled), we had some of the most amazing rock put out ever, and No Doubt is part of that incredible musical legacy/history!
No Doubt took to the stage (they're all pushing their 40s now)--the roar of that crowd is unlike anything I have ever heard of in my life! WOW! They are adored unconditionally, and since their songs are so well-known and have received considerable airplay in the last 13 or so years, it was no surprise to hear everyone singing along, jumping, and enjoying the show in unison. It was quite spectacular to witness this. I did not have a camera this time sorry to say, but so many there did, so actual show highlights are here, and here, and here if you care to take a look. LOL! Gwen Stefani is the obvious superstar now with her own successful solo career, but it is with her band that everyone truly adores her, and to see her again with all the boys was very nostalgic and moving--it's just where she belongs man! And somehow, I think we all knew and felt sad that Gwen and bassist Tony never ended up together as a couple--for so many of those songs were based on the pain of that failed relationship and made the group a hit. Will they ever record an album together again is hard to say, but part of me felt that this was a simple reunion tour, and that they are probably finished as a band for good. A fun and highly nostalgic and sometimes melancholy show this was, and I am so glad to have been there!
I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but I must report on the reality of it all. I SIMPLY MUST MY FELLOW AMERICANS! For as much as we all want to be happy and delusional going to our No Doubt shows, enjoying our sports on ESPN, intrigued by Michael Jackson's life/death, or distracted by the further inane stupid retarded adventures of Jon and Kate Gosselin and their 16 million children (YUCK), we got an economy here that is tanking, and is going to continue crashing and burning as this once remarkable country pays dearly for years of wasteful spending and horrible government mismanagement! THE EMPIRE IS FALLING RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES FOLKS, and I'm afraid it's gonna take down the whole world with it as well. Are we to believe what this stealth blogger is saying on THIS BLOG of his?! For if it is true, then the latter half of 2009 is going to be anything but boring, and may quite possibly be some of the most crucial dire moments in American history! The American dollar is truly worthless--is it about to collapse and drive inflation through the roof?! Honestly, I can't even begin to comprehend how this once mighty superpower can be in such shambles, but I will gladly blame that nudnick f*ck-up Bush that just left the office for so much of this--for effectively killing the United States and driving the final nail into its coffin.
Have a great weekend anyway everybody. Forward march! Pray and pray and pray...