Friday, September 23, 2011
Starlight Theatre, in my opinion the best outdoor venue in KC. We got really good seats not too far back from the stage. ladyleide. I was also happy to hear Maps And Legends, a song I just started to get into at the time of the show. Here it is from a show in Germany earlier that summer. Thanks to RyanGosling. Even though I'm sad there won't be any more records from them, the greatness of R.E.M. will live on through bootlegs and the internet. Of course there'll probably be a reunion tour in 5-10 years. In the meantime I think I'll break out my worn out Automatic For The People CD right now.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
When I was in high school and college in the late 80's-early 90's, my friends and I went to a lot of concerts. At the time most of the big acts came through Kansas City at least once a year and if they were loud and heavy, you'd usually find me and my metal buddies there. I was a little more into hair metal at the time and Motley Crue were at the top of my list. Their Dr. Feelgood album had come out in 1989 and they launched a huge world tour in November. I worked right by a ticket outlet at the time and the girl there had a crush on me so she pulled the first line number (remember those?) for me and I managed to score front row seats. I was super excited. I had never been that close before. My college buddy and I couldn't wait for the big day. The show sold out really fast and I was really paranoid about not losing the tickets. The big day finally came, November 21, 1989. The two of us and his cousin headed down to Kemper Arena to catch the most anticipated show of the year. Warrant opened up the proceedings and rocked the house but we came for one thing and one thing only, the mighty Crue. Of course, being a kid who had a job that paid pretty good for a 19 year old, I had to get a shirt. I wore this puppy out in college after the show. Rattmaster86. Needless to say I was hooked on metal shows after this barnburner. Concerts are fun now but when you're 19 and headbanging without feeling awful for the next week, it was truly special. Stay tuned for more concert memories as I remember them!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Todd. I'm serious!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Yesterland has more info about the attraction. Also check out the very cool ride through project video. It's incredible. I wish I had more stuff from ATIS but the cool postcard above will have to do for now. It's one of my favorite DL postcards. I liked it so much I made it my blog background. Adventure Thru Inner Space, a Disney treasure that is definitely missed.