Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oh-we-oh - We look just like Buddy Holly....

Woohooo! On Tuesday night (why a Tuesday? What are we, college kids?!), Mala and I went down to beautiful Lowell, MA to see one of my favorite bands, Weezer. We had a great time, and they put on a phenomenal show for us! This was the first night of their first tour in three years, but if they were rusty, we sure didn't notice!

We started off by checking into the Doubletree, home of the warm chocolate cookie upon check-in. After making friends with the maintenance guys (shout out to Rafael, my new best bud!) because our TV didn't work despite many attempts to "Fonzie" it into submission, we inhaled a few glasses of wine and took off to start our night.
Here are our "before" pictures. Don't we look angelic? LOL!

Then we had a couple of drinks at the restaurant.

Mine was pretty nasty. It tasted like watermelon-scented dry erase markers. So, I only had two. :)

Mala wasn't so nuts about her glass of wine, either...

But, being the trooper that she is, she managed to choke it down.

After dinner, we wandered over to the arena and, after a quick cavity search, were admitted to the floor. The show started with Angels & Airwaves. They were ok.

Then, Weezer came out and blew the doors off! They were terrific! They played a lot of their older stuff and some from the new (red) album, and Mala and I were able to get right up front for the best view EVER! The crowd was surprisingly polite; there was no pushing or jostling for position, and we were able to stand quite comfortably and see everything perfectly. Hence, I took a lot of pictures. Because, you know, it's what I do. :)

For the first encore, they did something really cool. Apparently they had run a radio contest for the chance for young musicians to perform on stage with them. They brought out about 30 kids with their various musical instruments (including an overly-eager New Hampshirite who played the didgeridoo!) and played a couple of tunes, including Beverly Hills. It sounded terrible... but was super fun to watch!

Then they did a real encore after they ditched the amateurs.

A good time was had by all!

Oh, one more thing. A little tip for ya. Never try to turn off the hotel TV in the dark when you're more than half asleep. Just don't. There's a good chance you'll purchase a $14 movie (possibly even a porno) while fumbling with the unfamiliar remote buttons because you are too tired to turn on the light after you fall asleep. Yeah, that would suck. Not that I'd know firsthand, or anything.


Mala said...

Strange Mexican fix-it guys, dryerase-tini's, cavity searches, AND warm cookies! Who could ask for a better night out?!

I thought I heard porn at one point. Oh, I see *by accident* you ordered it. wink wink. Then how do exlain Rafeal and the gimp ball?

Marnie and Jeremy said...

Thaks for letting us blog stalk via Mala. Sounds like you both had a great time. Makes me miss NH...Not!

Cary said...

I always thought hotels should let you purchase pornos in 15-minute increments. You buy the whole damn movie and turn it off after 11 minutes once you've done your bidness.

Bev said...


Cary, you are SO right on that front. The last hour of most pornos are probably cooking shows or something. We'd never know, now would we? :)

Jill said...

Okay, I'm sittyng here laughing out loud... and like Marnie & Jeremy... thanks for letting me blog stalk - I really look forward to seeing what's going on in Bev-ville :)

Anonymous said...

Practically peeing my pants here!!!

You two rawk!