Wednesday, May 19, 2010


See those cute boys? They're a band called OK Go. If you haven't heard of them or don't know their music, go to YouTube right now and check them out. I'll wait.

Anyway. Tonight they're playing a show in Austin, and I have two tickets. When they first announced their line-up, I checked on the tickets just out of curiosity. When I saw how cheap they were, I jumped at the chance to see them. I convinced my friend from Peace, Love & Guacamole to be my partner in crime and go to the show with me.

But now I'm worried. First, I'm old enough to be those cute boys' mother much older sister. I may very well be the oldest person there. When I said something to that effect on Twitter yesterday, my friend helpfully pointed out that she's a year younger than I am. Humpf.

Second, I'm worried I'll stay awake long enough to even make it to the show. The doors open at 8:00, and there are two opening acts. All of this means it may very well be 10:00 before OK Go hits the stage. I'm going to be the old lady sleeping in the corner. Or the old lady knitting to stay awake, which may just mortify my friend.

I think I'm going to go make a pot of coffee in the hopes that I can stay awake. I'd hate to miss the show.


Ann in NJ said...

I've seen them on youtube! They're so cool! (ok, did I just date myself?)

I would totally go with you (and I bet I'm older than you!). Every time I feel to tired to go do something out of the ordinary, I don't regret it when I make the push.

Alexandra said...

I don't know what to cool them, but cool.

What do the kids say nowadays?

Cathy said...

I know what you're saying--i've got tickets to see MGMT at Red Rocks in a couple of weeks and I'm afraid I could be the oldest one there. But, I'm dating myself by saying this, you just got to "go for it!" :) Have a great time!!!

Liz @ ewmcguire said...

Awesome time! And we were not the oldest chicks there. But they started at 11pm! I walked in the door at 12:45 and the second I locked it, the 1yo started fussing. I think I finally crashed at 2am. Yowzers.

ckh said...

I say, look at the person who you see yourself as - for me I'm perpetually 27 - and go with that. Age is a state of mind and you can be young with an advanced chronological age and old with an early one.

Have some coffee, stay up, and enjoy yourself as if the concert were just for you. Because it is. If you believe it. :)

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

The thing I like about being the oldest gal at the concert is that I no longer have to agonize about what to wear because no one is checking me out. I mean, that's good right? Right?