Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More Evidence of True Dorkhood

Last night after we got under the covers...

[way too late for people with children who rise at 6:00 a.m.]

K and I were talking about concerts we had seen way back when we were young, wild and free.

"My first concert was the best," K said. "I saw The Who and The Clash at Shea Stadium in 1983.

"I am, fer shure, like, so totally much cooler than you," I told him.

My first concert was Sha Na Na at the Ohio State Fair in 1978.

I so ROCK!

Do doo doo do do...

bowser
Shockingly frightening Sha Na Na Video

61 comments:

karrie said...

LOL!

My first was Johnny Cash. A friend's dad owned a country station. I wasn't into twang as a tot either, but it was fun. We met him after the show and his face looked like a cross between Chevy Chase and the moon.

WILLIAM said...

Wow. My first concert was Sha Na Na at the Valley Forge Music Fair in PA in 1978. They played with a band Called Dr. Hook. Must have been the same tour.

Little Monkies said...

Are you sure that was Sha Na Na? i swear I saw a young Freddy Mercury on the side there...and the gold lame! Soooo early Queen!

Dr.
hook rocks, William. Any band with the balls enough to sing a song entitled "You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance" rocks in this household!

Katrina said...

I saw Mel Tellis when I was 3, but the first I voluntarily attended was New Edition at Carowinds in Charlotte. Mom got us third row seats. It was so coooool.

BOSSY said...

Sha Na NOT.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I totally saw Sha Na Na in NYC when they 'played'...I had the BIGGEST crush on Bowser.

I can not believe that I just said that 'out loud'

Kelly said...

I was going to fight you for the coolness with my 1985 or was it 6? Bryan Adams concert, but then I watched the video. Yeah...you're coolest!;)

mamatulip said...

Huh. Yeah, I feel like a big fat dork. My first concert? Tom Cochrane.

ROCK IT!

I'd have given my eye teeth to see The Who or The Clash.

Mona said...

Sha Na No You Didn't.

QueenieBadd said...

I once saw the Village People at The Stone Pony-that was close to being my first concert. But I DID go to the very first Lollapalooza.

Yeah, I know. I'm cool. (Not.)

And we used to love Sha Na Na-didn't they used to have a tv show? I remember watching them on tv.

And Karrie-my dad treated Johnny Cash as his physician once or twice when Johnny was in NJ. I met June Carter Cash once-she was really nice.

Mamma said...

1983--My big brother took me to see Yes.

They're no Sha Na Na but I thought I was cool.

Pattie said...

What was the front guys' name? Bowzer something or other? he scares me....
My first concert: Kiss at the Providence Civic Center in 1980.

wendy boucher said...

I'm definitely as cool as K, having been to a Clash concert myself. But I'm as dorky as you too, because my first ever concert was Seals & Crofts. Summer breeze, makes me feel fine....

Bob said...

Bowzer! I used to watch their TV show.

My first concert was a little-known group Renaissance in 1978. My second was Styx later that year.

Em said...

Okay, when a post begins with -
"Last night after we got under the covers..." -
Well, I was hearing strains of that awful porn music as I started to read more. Alas, it was about our first concert. I am embarrassed to admit, my first was when my friend and I took his little sister to see the Osmonds. Donnie was her life.

Sayre said...

Hmmm... first concert - I think was Jimmy Buffett.

Sha Na Na was featured on the "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" children's program on PBS and were the band at the dance in "Grease".

amyerj said...

I've always been very proud that my first was Shawn Cassidy. Yup, I was cool.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

My first concert was actually with Mr. Schmitty in high school. We were only friends then, actually, I was dating HIS best friend. Anyway, it was AC/DC!

Much More Than A Mom said...

I saw Sawyer Brown and the Nitty Gritty Dirt band - and I HATE country music.

Shortly after that I saw the Irish Rovers and they were WAY better!

Kind of Crunchy Mama said...

Wow the campiness must have totally blown over my head at the time. I so remember watching the show and liking it.

My first concert was New Kids on the Block in IIRC '89

Natalie said...

The first one I really remember was Raffi. Oh yeah, I saw Baby Beluga man. I have been told my parents stupidly went to see Yanni (who no one likes) and Icried so much they had to leave. I also saw Stevie Wonder and Ella Jenkins around the Raffi time one of those may have actually been first.

Becky said...

I LOVED Sha-Na-Na as a kid! Of course, I never saw them in concert, but I loved to watch their TV show! I think Bowser was my favorite...

BeckyD said...

Well, I obviously can't hang with the cool kids here. My first concert? Mr. Mister, and the Bangles opened for them.

Although, I had a monster crush on Shawn Cassidy, my parents would never spring for me to go to a concert, 3 hours away. (tight asses)

Plain Jane Mom said...

Air Supply at the Circle Star Theater when I was about 13. The stage turned in a cirle. 'nuff said.

Cece said...

OMG! When I was a kid my dad use to say Cece! Do the Bowser! And I use to do that EXACT pose! Even then I had a big mouth.

Momma Bean said...

My first concert was New Kids on the Block with Tiffany. YEAH!

Mama! Mama! (Mel) said...

Hey! My first concert was New Kids on the Block and Tiffany too! Sadly, I saw them more than once. Cringe.

wayabetty said...

Oh my goodness! Sha Na na?! Well, I shouldn't talk, maybe. My first and only concert was WHAM! George Michael didn't come out of the closet yet and I was sooo in love with him. I still do even with all his "indiscretions"!

"Wake me up before you go go!!"

Abbynormal said...

That is quite possibly the greatest video i've ever seen. Ohhhhhh the JOY!

Kim said...

I clicked the link for the video and I could not bring myself to watch it...I mean, could that guy pull his pants up any higher!? Ugh!!!

Paige said...

I think my first concert was The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Disney World, either in the late 70s or early 80s. They had a big hit (I guess) called "American Dream." On the album, Linda Ronstadt sang with them. But she didn't sing with them at the concert, so I was hugely bummed.

carrie said...

I was 5 in 1978...just able to watch Sha Na Na on tv (I think I had a crush on "Bowser", was that his name?).

First concert? George Michael's Faith Tour -- still have a crush on him!!!

Carrie

Dan said...

Sha Na Na!? Were they even a legitimate group??

Well, even though that's not so cool, I think you're pretty cool. Happy V Day! I come bringing wiggles. :)

hk said...

Oh man. I, like others, used to watch their tv show and liked them. Even remember thinking how cool it was that they were in Grease.
But no, my first concert was The Beach Boys in Gulfport. Didn't know any of their music but my big sis and I were allowed to go alone. Worth every babysitting penny.

chuckazooloo said...

my first concert was mel tillis, glen campbell and willie nelson. my parents got free tickets and we skipped sunday night church to go. all i remember is glen campbell sang "rinestone cowboy" and then he played the bagpipes at the end

Blog Antagonist said...

Coery Hart, 1984, Kaukauna Wisconsin. He mispronounced Kaukauna. It's pronounced Kaw-Kaw-na. He said KawKa-na.

I totally loved Sha-Na-Na. Watched it every week!!

Alpha DogMa said...

My first was Paul Simon. It was 1990, and I was 17 (which is old to have never attended a concert). I went with my mom (what that first sentence didn't confirm my geek status?) and we sat up in the nose bleeds in the Edmonton Colossium (big ass ice rink for professional hockey games).

We could barely see the stage what with the distance and the blue haze of smoke hanging above our heads.

We were there 10 minutes when my mother whispered "someone is smoking POT!" except she didn't whisper the last word. I was frozen in place not sure if this was a test and I was suppose to feign innocence, "Pot what is this pot you speak? I know not what you speak of mother."

Then she stood up and looked around frantically, I think she wanted to ask the tokers for a hit.

My second concert was the same year when I paid $14 for a front row ticket to Celine Dion. It was 2 hours of francophone, chest-thumping melodrama set to music. Alas there were no acrobats. Oh, how times change.

King Isepik said...

I'll admit that I, too, was expecting something closer to NC-17 than the G conversation that was described in your post. I'm not sure what exactly I exoected, but the first concert conversation wasn't it. :)

My first (and only) concert was with Public Enemy in the early '90s. Flava Flav was as off his rocker as he could possibly be. I wasn't a fan per se, but it was really inexpensive (you pronounce that as free). :)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

No, I so rock!! My first concert was Neil Diamond . . . when I was 8 or 9 or 10 (who can remember).

It was my friend's birthday, and she had a choice between Six Flags and Neil Diamond. What the hell was she thinking??

Patience said...

You guys were alone, under the covers, talking about . . . CONCERTS?!? I truly hope you have a better time under the covers tonight!!!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

You are such a dork! I think that is why I like you so much! Birds of a feather......

Stepping Over the Junk said...

OH MY GOD! I totally remember Sha na na. My sister and I used to DO that pose!!!

Kevin Charnas said...

I want to RIP YOUR CLOTHES OFF RIGHT NOW AND SPANK THAT HOT LITTLE DORK-A-TUDE BOTTOM!!!

I would've been right beside you had you headed 2 1/2 hours north by northwest from Columbus and picked my little skinny ass up.

Kristi said...

Bowser was hawt.

Flawed & Disorderly said...

I'm a 32 year old concert virgin. I'm so embarrassed.

Heather said...

The Beach Boys in a high school football stadium in Parkersburg, WV.

Gotta love the Ohio State fair!

g-man said...

I loved to watch Sha Na Na on tv. One of the few shows my two sisters and I could agree on.

First concert was Alice Cooper at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY in 1980.

Penny said...

LOL! I LOVED them!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Do you remember Menudo?

flutter said...

Oh my..

my first concert was new edition. My poor heavy metal loving sister had to take me. I saw more of Bobby Brown's pelvis that night than all the hookers in hollywood

PunditMom said...

Oh, man! Sha Na Na was not my first concert, but I did see them "in the day!" My first? Billy Joel at a state college. Guess the era -- the tickets were $3 a piece! :O

mothergoosemouse said...

Shea Stadium, Ohio State Fair, and Sha Na Na - how is it that we're not already BFF?!

BethGo said...

Sha na na? Yikes!
My first was Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly. I think I was six. My dad managed the town civic center so I got into concerts for free. All I remember was that it was really loud. I hid in my dad's office bathroom to escape the noise.
Yeah, I was one cool kid.
But at least I have my hearing!

Shannon said...

You are totally way cooler.

And I definitely have to say that because my friends in third grade nicknamed me Sha-na-na. And I thought Bowzer was cute. Call me Super Geek!

Jenny said...

Oh My Got.

I used to love Sha na na when I was little. Seriously.

My first concert was Jan and Dean...except it was just one of them...the one with brain damage.

It was not a good concert.

cinnamon gurl said...

My first concert was the lamest of the lame: Bare Naked Ladies at a nearby high school.

ewe are here said...

I think my first real concert was a Brian Adams concert, of all things, at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in the Bay Area. 1985 or 1986? I took my sister.

Cooks on the Coast said...

Super scary video...

Velma said...

Judas Priest, man. NOBODY came to play my hick town. Oh - wait, Air Supply came to town, too.

Moobs said...

As someone who paid to see Supertramp I tend to steer well clear of this sort of conversation.

Lotta said...

Oh my god I loved Sha Na Na! My first concert was Wham.

Jodi the Librarian said...

Hmmm...does a concert at the county fair count? If so, I am proud to say that around 1977 or 78 I crooned along with groovy rhythms of the Captain and Tennille performing their smash hit "Muskrat Love." I reckon I was in the seventh grade.

That traumatized me so much that I waited four years before trying again. The next concert was VanHalen when I was 16. David Lee Roth wore those black leather pants with just a thong bit in the back so his butt cheeks were hanging out. Talk about trauma.

Hey, Little Monkies I thought I was the ONLY person in the world who knew "You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance." I had a Dr. Hook 8-track with that on it. Damn, I'm old.