Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Birthday Present to Myself

Yesterday I bought tickets to go see the Pogues at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. I can't even tell you how excited I am.

7 comments:

Toast said...

It. Is going. To be.

AWESOME.

Chris Howard said...

I can't even tell you how excited I am.

C'mon, you know you want to. :) Is it going to be as awesome as Billy Joel and Elton John (which had better be the best concert ever in the history of the universe for $175 seats that aren't even on the floor)?

Eric Wilde said...

Oh, man. I'm envious. Enjoy the concert for me, too. Hirono and I used to go to many, many concerts together. Its been a while.

John Howard said...

What's a pogue?

Tracy said...

Chris, I think it will be very different from Billy Joel and Elton John. I've never seen the Pogues before and I've never been to the Roseland Ballroom, which is historic in its own right. Quite an experience. And they're my favorite band right now.

John, the Pogues are an Irish punk band, but that doesn't even do them justice. "Pogue mahon" means "kiss my arse." I thought maybe they were The Asses, but they are instead The Kisses.

Fun, ass-kicking music. And part of the adventure will be seeing if the lead singer, Shane MacGowan, can even enunciate. He drinks so heavily that's it's generally a gamble as to what kind of show you're going to see. Here's hoping! But either way, it'll be an experience.

Eric Wilde said...

I was under the impression that Shane is on the wagon still.

Tracy said...

Less interesting than if he was in the bag, but we'll be assured of a musical concert at least. :)