A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

August 10, 2005

Add It Up

I'm going to see the Violent Femmes tonight. It will be my third Femmes concert. Each one marks a distinct period in my life. I saw them first in 1986 at Carnegie Hall (who booked that gig?). The concert was sold out but my dad, a man with connections, surprised me with tickets. Sixth row, baby. I was a high school legend (briefly). I saw them again around 1993 in Chicago. They played with the B-52s. Man, that was a good show. And now here I am, a Seattle Soccer Mom, heading off to see a Violent Femmes "ZooTunes" concert which starts at 6pm and end by 8:30. Do I still know how to rock or what? I heard a rumor that the concert was going to be "family friendly." That would knock out pretty much everything I'd like to hear them play. Here's hoping it's just a rumor.