So my daughter bailed on a concert that she was supposed to go to. She's into country now, and didn't want to deal with it this year because unlike last year, 5SOS and One Direction weren't there. Here's who was there:
And me. Plus an entire sold-out arena packed to the gills with the most eclectic group of concert-goers I've ever seen. In front of us was a fat, drunk man. Not be judgmental or disparaging, just stating facts.
He was fat.
He was very, very drunk.
As someone sitting behind him, this was extremely annoying. He loved that song, "Turn Down for What" and every time, they played it in between acts, he'd get up and dance by himself. I was sitting with an entire Asian contingent, who found this hysterical. At least 25 people were filming him and it was going out into the Twitterverse or Snapchat world. He was entertaining. But dang, he was going to have a miserable Sunday. He was drunk when he got there and he had at least five beers that I counted. He was there with another couple and there was the only empty seat in the stadium next to him. My theory? He got dumped right and his friends were trying to console him. He must have left his seat about 30 times -- if this were the 80's, I would think he was doing Coke lines in the bathroom. Do they still do that? I digress.
Now, back to the concert. I loved Hailee. I just saw her in "Edge of 17" and she's a brilliant actress (she was Juliet in the most recent "Romeo and Juliet") She sings that song, "I love me!" Which I had no idea. That's my daughter's theme song, she sings it all the time, so she really should have been there.
Meagan Trainor was great, even though I'm not a fan. She's very talented.
The Backstreet Boys OWNED the show. They were fantastic and their dance moves were on point! They've still got it and they sounded amazing. True performers. I'd definitely want to see them in their extended show. They were gone too fast from the stage.
Britney. Okay, admittedly, I missed the Britney phase of life. My kids were young -- I am not her target audience. FYI, Britney doesn't sing. She comes and lip syncs. But she's really good at lip synching and she can really dance. She puts on quite a show. I would not, however, like to see the extended version of this. Once is enough for Brit and me.
Justin. What can I say? This is a really talented kid, but he doesn't even try anymore. He just rolled out of bed, put some shorts on over his jeans and came out to do his thing. He said something nasty about San Jose and the Sharks -- like what goes on here? Nothing. Except everything tech you use in your world, dude. Yeah, engineers may not be interesting, but try doing what you do without them. He didn't come on until about 11:15 p.m. and it wasn't worth the wait for me. Granted, I'm not a teenage girl, but I'm glad my daughter never went through a Justin phase. He needs a vacation. Pure and simple.
I found out that I'm too ADD for these mega-act concerts. I don't have the patience to wait between the acts.