I Cracked Platinum With the Force of My Clapping

If you had to judge my age by the music I listen to you would assume I was in my late 50s or early 60s. My favorite band is the Monkees. If you are from my generation you might remember them from after school TV (3pm on Nickelodeon). I used to watch with my friends Barbara and Jenny. We were so obsessed that when they took them off the air Barbara and I composed letters to Nickelodeon to get them to put them back on the air. 

This being said I always assumed that, since the Monkees were on when my parents were kids, they would NEVER, EVER go on a concert tour in my lifetime. I remember listening to their Live 1967 cassette, yes cassette, and think how lucky those audience members were. If I could just see them in concert I would be the happiest girl around.

Fast forward to about ten years ago I drug Jared to the Norwalk Oyster Festival to see Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz play. Halfway there. Fast forward another two years and I not only saw Davy Jones in concert but I MET HIM. Amazing did not even describe it! Now fast forward to earlier this year when my amazing inlaws got me tickets to the 2013 MONKEES TOUR!!!!!!! I was so incredibly excited. I know, not normal for a 33 year old.

Wednesday was the day. Jared and I went to the concert in Red Bank, NJ at the Count Basie Theatre. (That theatre, as an aside, is amazing. There is not a bad seat in the house! We were in the balcony and could see perfectly!)
When I saw the Monkees logo on the stage my heart was aflutter.  I wish I was exaggerating but I really was that excited. 

It lived up to my expectations. While it was only the three of them, since Davy Jones sadly passed away, they still had it. The audience was amazing, singing was spot on and the energy was electric. I sang through the whole concert and clapped so hard that I literally cracked my wedding band and popped a stone out of the ring I got for my thirtieth birthday. It was that good that I could crack platinum with the force of my clap.
The ONLY thing that would have made this experience better was to meet them. Oh well, a girl can dream...

1 comment :

  1. It was a great show and as a matter of fact, I'm in your picture!! I was right at the stage taking a picture of the Monkees logo across the bottom of the drumset. How funny. Great story - hope your rings get fixed soon!

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