Monday, April 21, 2008

Van Halen. Vegas.

Tell my why can't this be love? Can you see me, can you? Acid washed jeans, feathered hair, big earrings, plastic bracelets, jelly shoes, punk t-shirt, and being completely in love? You were me once too, right? That time when everything is dramatic (ok, it still is, but with a little better fashion sense). And like me, you tossed yourself upon your bed, hugged your pillow and thought, why? why? why, can't this be love! If only all of life could be like one long scene from Valley Girl!

No I can’t recall any love at all
Baby this blows ‘em all away

It’s got what it takes
So tell me why can’t this be love?
Straight from my heart
Oh, tell me why can’t this be love?

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. This was a great kick-off to my concert season. I've got a lot more concerts in the works this summer, but starting off with Alex, Wolf, Eddie, and David Lee was more than I could have imagined. These are true rock posers aloud...however, the rest of Vegas was pretty full of the false.


HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I agree 100%!
We saw VH in Atlanta in February (just before EVH's "hiatus") and I was in absolute awe of the band. Fabulous show, and it was wonderful to see Eddie clean and sober and at the top of his game. Made me really happy. :-)

Love your blog, btw. (And LOVED your references to "Best in Show" in your profile.... "I love soup... I could talk, or not talk... for hours...." One of my favorite movies of all time!) :-)

arbee said...

Trying not to be jealous...

Glad you got to get away and have a little fun in Vegas!

p.s. Your niece is adorable. :)

Hey, It's Ansley said...

This must have been so fun. The older I get the more I enjoy stuff from my youth and also stop trying to be cool and just admit things like the fact that I like Aerosmith and think they would be fun in concert too.

Gustav said...

Dear D"Arcy

Teachers and VH rock.

I can imagine you dancing and vibrating to VH like a super nova.

Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Have a super cool day.

Gustav said...

Dear D'Arcy - just to clarify what a super nova is:

A super nova is a stellar explosion.

They are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that may briefly outshine an entire galaxy before fading from view over several weeks or months.

During this short interval, a supernova can radiate as much energy as the Sun could emit over its life span.

The explosion expels much or all of a star's material at a velocity of up to a tenth the speed of light, driving a shock wave into the surrounding interstellar medium. This shock wave sweeps up an expanding shell of gas and dust called a supernova remnant.

D'Arcy said...

HAppywife--it was truly spectacular, and Eddie is awesome sober. What a smile! You're the first one to realize I am joking about snowpeas! Thanks!

arbee--she is adorable! It's hard to take a bad photo of that kid.

ansley: when ben affleck and liv tyler kiss to that aerosmith song, yeah, i love it.

gustav: if I ever form a band...i'm calling it "The Super Nova"...of "Super Nova Remnant"

....not as cool as "Explosions in he Sky" but pretty darn good!

Olivia said...

sorry to do this in a post, lol. I need to tell that story to Faiyaz. He's had very similiar experiences with me. In fact, I think he might have even hit me with a pillow a few times himself... Yep, never made it on a mission, but we're planning on going when we're old. Faiyaz is a convert too, we're both still the only members in our families. Anjali the amazing turned two on Wednesday, which blows my mind. I've actually been wanting to track you down for awhile, I've heard you've written a novel, I have too, so I was hoping we could exchange thoughts and maybe do some trade-off editing if yours still needs it?