The Rollings Stones have been together in a band LONGER than I have been alive on planet Earth. In my teens, I came to learn about them, and like most folks, I am very familiar with their musical catalogue, but I have never been to one of their concerts. But now in what I believe may be their final winding down tour, I'm going to see them, and tracyrcat will be going with me. I'm so excited. We got nosebleed seats, but that's ok because it's within our budget and I took advantage of the American Express pre-sale so I was able to get us seats directly across from the stage, dead center. So it's super awesome, and it's just a few days before my trip to Italy in May.
I'm also going to see Nine Inch Nails next Friday. This will be my 10th concert in 20 years, first time seeing them in California.
Enjoy the concert! I'm pretty sure it'll be a fantastic experience. I was lucky in the summer. I was obsessed in the late '90s to see Shine!. As it's not a big movie, I couldn't see it in cinemas around here (bad old times), and couldn't catch it in a videotheque or on TV. Finally I saw it in the middle of 2000s on DVD. And I rewatched it in spring ('piano film', of course), too. Did you see this movie? The point is that David Helfgott (of whom the film was about) came to Hungary and other countries and gave a concert (he's so old now), and he played the Rachmaninov 3, which is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard. And I was in the concert!! I loved it!
“You are the only person I’d like to say goodbye to when I die, because only then will this thing I call my life make any sense." CMBYN by André Aciman
My first Coachella experience was very good. I'm glad I got to attend this year and I saw some pretty cool bands. Although it's a 3-day festival, I just did Friday and Saturday, which under the hot desert sun and dry desert air (nose bleeds like Elio's), I was content with coming back home on Sunday, especially since there were no acts on this day that I was dying to see. Also, if I stayed for most of this day, the drive back home would have been long and super sucked. I heard that the drive to the LA from Indio can take 7 hours, when it would normally only take 2.5 hours. Hell no.
I would consider going to Coachella again, but with a friend. I saw lots of people there by themselves, so that's cool.
Now I just await news to see which date the Rolling Stones concert has been moved to due to Mick's heart surgery.
Yeah, music festivals aren't for everyone. Since I attend film festivals so often, I figured I needed to attend the most well known music festival. It's fine, but, I'm in no rush to go back, unless I have someone with me, and there's lots of artist of my preferred music - rock/alternative rock, industrial, electronic, house.
I joined the Sting fan club so that I could get access to the Fan members pre-sale for the Las Vegas shows next summer. I selected Friday, June 5th. That way I can take that day off and drive there either Thursday night, or early Friday morning to enjoy that day, and have a full day Saturday to enjoy Las Vegas, and head back early Sunday. Very excited.