Friday, May 14, 2010

Tales of a 38 year old poser

 In the early 90's...
I was in college, then I wasn't...

I was looking for Mr. Right, then I found him...

My music came to me through the radio... I let the DJ's make the choices.
So, yes, I listened to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but I never owned their cd's. 
Then as their music became more popular, I was too busy to notice.
I got pregnant.  I had a baby.  

I got married.  


My focus was inward... 
We bought Sesame Street music and Veggie Tales.
The years passed and my music tastes grew with me and with my children.
I'm finally getting the opportunity to attend concerts with and without the children.
(Something, I didn't have much time to do when I was in my 20's because of the whole marriage and baby thing.)

So, when Dan asked if I wanted to go to a Pearl Jam concert, my instant answer was, "YES!"

We left the house, not worrying about babysitters and time schedules.
We were free to rock all night long!

We had decent seats. 
The concert was excellent.


The crowd was excited.

But here's the thing...

When you are sitting next to die hard fans,
fans that have been into the band since it's conception in the early 90's,
fans that know every single word to every single song,
you start to feel a little bit...
just a tiny bit...
like a poser.

and that kind of sucks.









Joining in on Tia's Flashback Friday.

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20 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh... I am a day 1 PJ fan, like from back in the days of "Temple of the Dog." I'm so jealous! I've been to only one concert and it was amazing:-) Hope you had a great time!

Dan said...

This is the greatest blog post of all time!!...the story of our marriage backed up by Pearl Jam!

Grammie/Mom said...

Loved the pictures! Glad you had a good time. My big concert was "Janis"!

Leslie said...

let me start by saying...you were rocking the hair sister!!! this looks like so much fun. i am a lot jealous! pearl jam is not just a band they are a movement like the grateful dead. but that Eddie...he may have gotten older but he still has it....as i type this he is playing in the background and is still mesmerizing.

AlyGatr said...

LOVE Pearl Jam! The last time I saw them was in 1993. My kids are still little so I'm not sure I'll see them again any time soon unless I find a babysitter.

I love your pics :) It's nice to see someone who lived those years at the same time as I did!

Chana said...

Oh! What a great flashback! So full of beautiful vivid pictures!! Great memory to share, and I love your cute blog!

Julie said...

cute! ahhh for some freedom! Glad you went and had fun. :) Fun to read your life story.

Jientje said...

Loved the flashback pictures! You and your hubby ma(k)de such a handsome couple! How quickly time flies, doesn't it?

alita said...

cute, SUPER fun, FANTASTIC FLASHBACK pictures, adorable babies, and pearl jam.

ROCKIN!

I didn't cry when I read your post this time. I promise! LOL...

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chasity said...

good for you....doing something fun for yourself!

EG Wow said...

Ha! Isn't it great to be a kid again...for a few hours? I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

awarewriter said...

That's some ride in your way-back machine Colleen. I think I knew all the lyrics to all the Sesame Street songs by heart.

Thanks for dropping by and you are so perceptive about the twins being reflections. Why didn't I think of that? duh.

T.J. said...

Nahhh, you're not a poser! CHamp just started adoring country music about 3 years ago and previous to that he barely had batted an eye at the tunes. He's become a quick study, shall we say, of all things country. You didn't need all those back years of PJ research- you just intuitively knew it would be a rockin concert!! ;)

Kate said...

Great post! Thanks for stopping by Webster's updates and commenting. Am following you!

Rebecca said...

Great flashback. After I had kids I was far too tired to stay up late enough for any concerts! When I stay up late now, I pay for it the next day.

CraftGirlAlli said...

All that matters is that you enjoyed it! I've been to many concerts where I barely knew any songs. It's all about having fun! Thanks for sharing!!

WackyMummy said...

That's funny... a poser... just because you don't know all the lyrics.... ;)

I only know one pearl jam song.

I'm glad you got to enjoy a concert! Love going to any musical concert myself. :D

MaryMary said...

Good for you and what a fun time!

Sabrina said...

Colleen, this post made me smile and then watching the PJ clips gave me chills. So glad you got a big night out and you're not a poser. You were just being responsible...which is more than I can say for myself in the 90's. ;) AWESOME post...I love it.