Last Wednesday night we went to the Oracle Arena to see the Foo Fighters. We had floor tickets and managed to get pretty flipping close to the stage. I swear I felt a drop of Dave Grohl sweat touch my forehead. Or maybe it was the crazy maniacal head banging 19 year old jumping around in front me? Let’s just say it was Dave’s sweat so I don’t have to shave off my forehead.
I mean, obviously it was amazing! The Foo’s can do no wrong in my book. There was a long walkway that went all the way to the back of the venue which Dave ran up and down throughout the whole show. So even the nosebleeds got some action! The not so amazing part was my realization that I’m a lot closer to 30 years old than I am to 20. In my 26 and a half years I have been to several rock concerts – many of them Foo’s concerts. I stood, I danced, I head banged my brains out, I screamed, for 3+ hours straight. This night though, I have to say I got a little bit worried when Dave told the crowd to prepare themselves for the longest set of hard core music ever! Ummmm, Dave, I have already been standing here for 2 hours, now you’re telling me it’s going to be at least another 3 hours before my poor little feet get a rest?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!?!?! Did those words actually just come out of my mouth?!?! Someone slap me!
No matter how much my feet, back, and every joint in my body ached I must say (now that I’m comfortably sitting in a chair) that it was so worth it! Yea, I was a lot more tired and achy than I have been in the past, but the Foo’s rocked my world. This won’t be the last time I see them….but maybe next time I’ll opt for some seating.