Friday, September 17, 2010
Bon Jovi At The Beach...
TGIF, Shopaholics! Hope your week has been wonderful - just a tad stressful around these parts, but looking for things to turn the corner very soon! :-)
In exactly four weeks from tonight (that would be Friday, October 15 - to be exact!) - Bon Jovi is coming to the beach for a concert. One of my BFF's was lucky enough to score tickets while I was at the Bama-PSU game last Saturday; and I am thrilled to be going with her!
I grew up listening to Bon Jovi - you know - the "old stuff". I rode around town with my girlfriends, in our sports cars, blaring "You Give Love A Bad Name" just as loud as it would go. Over the years, I have attended several of his concerts. I even managed to crack my tailbone at one of them in Mobile - many, many moons ago - while wearing ill-advised white cowboy boots. Don't judge - they were studded and paired with the shortest, tightest mini skirt I could wear out of the house. For the life of me, I can't remember the top I had on. However, I can confirm that I had to sit on a doughnut for several weeks after what was later known as the "Bon Jovi Incident".
This time, I'm older (obviously) and smarter (hopefully). Rest assured I will not be wearing white studded leather cowboy boots (will I?). But I do have a BIG decision to make..........a huge one.......help me out here......
Do I resurrect the big 80's hair (yep, that's me on the right)...
Or do I stick to the more modern version of big hair (and unfortunately a bigger self)...
For the record, I often wonder how in the world nothing around me ever exploded during the late 80's...my hair was huge, and it was soooo full of hair spray. You know, the kind people bought at Sally Beauty Supply back in "the day". It was called Grand Finale - the hugest aerosol can available for purchase anywhere in town. It created a fog in the room when you sprayed. Thank goodness none of us smoked, as I feel certain the combination of thick aerosol hair spray and lighters would have created an event much more unfortunate than a cracked tailbone.
Back to Bon Jovi....in all seriousness, they are taking a break (smack dab in between a concert in Rio on October 8 and Toyko on November 30) to come down here to little old Gulf Shores, AL. The concert is part of the effort to bring people back to the beach in the wake of the oil spill and subsequent loss of tourism and visitors.
The coast is still in a real bind. Every week I notice another business has closed. It's getting bad. Many of the rental agencies are offering packages for that weekend, at rock bottom prices. If you like country music, you'll be thrilled to hear that same weekend (Sunday night, to be exact) - Brad Paisley is performing on the exact same stage. Most of the packages include tickets to BOTH concerts.
It should be an amazing weekend. If you want to take a little "road trip" - and help the Coast get back on it's feet, do consider it. You can find all the information on the local Gulf Shores website HERE.
Full Disclosure: "Never Say Goodbye" was playing in the background while I wrote this post. And maybe I listened to just a FEW others...as I can attest, a little bit of nostalgia is good for the soul!