Thursday, September 14, 2006

If nothing else, I'm consistent!

I went to another concert tonight. Know who I saw?

Great Big Sea (they have clips on their website it your curious about why I'm so nutty about them)

Yep - went to see them again. You may recall I last saw them in the spring. But since they are such a fun group, I could see them anytime. Tonight was a bit different. They were playing outdoors as a headline act at our local fair. The tickets weren't too expensive and it got us into the fair for free so all in all a good deal! I'm not sure how to explain their music. It ranges from old folk tunes to pop music. They're a very lively band and very hard not to sing and clap along with. There was a young girl sitting in the row right ahead of us who couldn't sit in her seat. Normally this wouldn't bother me, but she was rather a tall girl and when she stood up, it was very hard to see around her. Plus she was bouncy. Very bouncy. I kept waiting for her to throw her hip out or something but since she was young I guess she didn't have to worry about stuff like that.
Now the person sitting beside me was a different kettle of fish - no, not the friend I went with - the person on the other side of me. He barely moved a muscle through the whole concert and would clap in a rather lackluster way after each song. With his decided lack of enthusiasm I couldn't figure out why he was even there! I guess it must have been the free pass into the fair.
My friend and I, we didn't stand up that much except for the last few songs although I wanted to be as bouncy as the girl in front of me - well, maybe not quite that energetic - I would for sure have done some damage. The accoustics weren't quite as good as they were in an indoor concert but since I have the lyrics all memorized, I could sing along with them anyway. And thankfully no one could hear as I don't make angels stop and listen when I sing. They might stop but it would only be to cover their ears. And I clapped along quite a bit, so much so that my hands are still sore.
But - it was a very good time. I ate fair junk food and even got some cotton candy to bring home with me. And I got some great prints that I plan to frame and put up somewhere.

Aren't they just gorgeous? I would have liked some with a nice guy fairy in there too but they didn't have any. I do have a nice wedding type picture between fairies but it's too big to scan. Looks like he is a king fairy and she's a princess fairy and there is a nice castle in the background. So these other ones can be the fairy godmothers. See - I can get a bit loopy this time of night. I'm still feeling the adrenaline rush from the concert.

In other news - I'm still reading!! I'm starting Slave to Sensation and while not very far into it yet, it's great so far!!

'til later


CindyS said...

Do these guys live in London? ;)

I love 'em and would enjoy seeing them. I think I have their entire Play album memorized and possibly the one after that but I can't remember. I haven't listened to them in ages. Now I need to find the CD!

Your fair is early! Ours is the last weekend in Sept but when I lived in Simcoe, Ontario it was held the week before Thanksgiving (Oct in Canada) and it has been the biggest fair I have ever been to.

Bob and I don't go to the Ancaster fair anymore because the price has become way too much for what they offer - I'm not a rides person.

I am also about to crack open STS but I keep thinking about the fact that I need to bleach my kitchen sink and then an industrial chemical to strip the grim off of it. *shudder* I have to varathane that wardrobe yet and I soon will be painting over at the 'reno' house. Yippee!!


Kristie (J) said...

Cindy: I have 7 of their CD's. They play a number of songs from Play. I think my favourites are Sea of No Cares and Up. Their music is just so darn infectious. And I'm so not a rides person either. I like to watch them and then think to myself "I sure and glad I'm down here and not up there!"
And you need to stop thinking about that sink and sink (ha ha - get it?) your teeth into STS! Stat!

Rosie said...

This is one of the great things about the internet. I've read books I would not have probably read, seen movies I probably would not have seen and will have to try some new music I probably would not have listened to.

Ain't life grand?

Dylan said...

Sounds like a good time Kristie!! Glad you had a good one, I'm gonna go to their site now and check them out, thanks for the pimp sweetie!

Mailyn said...

I don't know who they are but concerts are always so much fun! The prints are indeed gorgeous. Love them!

Kristie (J) said...

Rosie: I love their music. It certainly is a far cry though from say the music they sing on Rock Star. But luckily for me I have a wide range of tastes when it comes to music. It is nice discovering new books/music etc isn't it??

Dylan: Their music is different. I hope you like it although it's nice to be able to listen to clips before you buy a CD. I had to laugh when I first heard one of the songs off their latest CD. It starts off very celtic sounding with the flutes and fiddle and bodrum and I was listening to it - really enjoying it!!! And then I heard the lyrics and realized they were singing about Cod Liver Oil!!! Boy did I get a chuckle out of that!

Mailyn: aren't they nice? You can't see it by the pictures, but they are also metallicy (not a word I know - but that describes it) so they also seem to shimmer when you look at them.