i went to see Aerosmith last night. They played in our small city, at an outdoor venue.
Let me start by saying it was awesome. They rocked. The weather was perfect. It was fun, fun, fun.
Honestly, I will admit I have never been much of a concert person. They are loud, crowded and smelly. And the line ups for beer and bathrooms? Brutal. Why pay to drink inconveniently when you could just sit at home drinking and listen to music. Old thoughts. They seemed reasonable. Silly.
Last night was so different. I went prepared for anything. Sometimes I get overwhelmed in crowds. The sensory overload becomes too much. We drove, I had ear plugs. I was ready But none of that was needed! I had a fantastic time.
We started in our seats. Close, with a good view. But after a few songs they opened the floor to everyone. The crowd was very small. I was uncertain, but I asked my husband to come down to the floor with me- it seemed crazy not to get as close as possible. And we could always go back to our seats. He is a good sport. A small threat from me that I could go alone and he was willing to join me. It’s nice to know he cares. 😊 He is a great guy.
So we did! And people were great. It was laid back and we got really close to the stage. It was so much more fun there. And the crowds really didn’t bother me. The open air venue was perfect. The night was beautifu.
I could complain that everyone around me seemed to be smoking- cigarettes and weed. Sad, but true. But whatever. We were outside and I just ignored it all.
I had a great time. I loved every song. I remember everything. I danced (well, shifted around) and didn’t feel self conscious. I felt free.
Another sober experience that could only have been diminished with booze.
Stillness and peace.