Tune In Tuesday (10)
Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by GReads. It's a great way to share songs that you love, new or old, and spread some music around the blogosphere!
Tune In Tuesday: My Teen Years Special Edition
The year: 1985
Me: 16 years old
Let me tell you a little story. My best friend and I obsessed over music together during our teen years. We started going to concerts together and we always had so much fun. In 1984, this guy named Julian Lennon came out with an album that we liked. You all know who Julian Lennon is, right? Then during the summer of 1985, we bought tickets to see Julian in concert at The Muny in Forest Park. (Forest Park hosted the 1904 World's Fair, and The Muny was built in 1917 and is still in use today.) We had decided to go see Julian because we liked him, obviously, but also because it was the closest we would ever get to John Lennon or The Beatles. Not long after we purchased our tickets, we found out that the night after Julian's concert, a group that I adored, The Outfield, would be in concert. We couldn't go to both concerts, so we consoled ourselves with the knowledge that The Outfield was opening for another huge act, so they would probably only have 5 songs or so, whereas Julian was the headliner and we would get to enjoy him longer.
The night of the concert arrives and we show up early because of the nice weather. We hang around for a while and then go find our seats... not bad, on the aisle about halfway back. We're sitting and chilling when down the center aisle come 2 men leading a blind man between them. I looked at my friend and she looked at me. Holy shit! It was 3 members of The Outfield! And they sat right in front of us! We freaked the shit out - silently - as we squeezed each others hands and did a very quiet squee of delight! I don't need to mention that we were raised right - our first thought was to NOT bother the band as they were obviously there to enjoy a concert. They were not there to entertain US and our schoolgirl crush, so we left them alone out of respect. It didn't take long for others in the crowd to approach the trio and demand autographs. It was pretty bad and I felt sorry for the guys - they lasted about 5 minutes before they got up and left. We were so bummed!. This would have been a really great story if they had been able to stay and we could say that we were that close to the guys for a whole concert. But this is all we were left with - thoughts of what could have been a great thing. So sad.
Julian Lennon - Valotte
Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes
I love The Outfield so much. Especially their first album, Play Deep. I listen to it all the time and it never gets old.
The Outfield - Your Love
(The 3 members of the band that we saw were the 2 blonde guitar players and the blind man on keyboards.)
The Outfield - Say It Isn't So
The Outfield - Everytime You Cry
The Outfield - All The Love
The Outfield - Since You've Been Gone