Or….I have yet another beef!
Last night I went to see one of the greatest rock bands in existence…RUSH! Yes.....despite many nay-sayers out there….they can still play incredibly well. Geddy Lee may not be able to hit those hit notes like he did in ’75, but he sure can “slappa da bass, mon!”
So there I am, about to see my favorite band play for the fourth time in my life, I have my beautiful wife along with my two oldest sons. All 3 have never seen Rush…and for my eleven year old, it was his first show ever. Come to think of it…so was mine! It was an outside show and it was getting dark when the stereotypical drunk gang come in. Two guys and one girl. Now, they were sitting about ten feet to our left. They weren’t loud or obnoxious, which was good….but they were smoking a lot. No biggie…even tho I’m near allergic to the smoke. One of the guys was clearly plastered as he was doing a lot of dancing to the music…not ordinary drunk guy dancing either…more like, trance-goth Adam West stuff….the kids had a good laugh!
Soon tho, the “other” stuff breaks out. Now…if you wanna do drugs, not my problem…fine, whatever. BUT….and here’s where I start to get annoyed…they kept blowing it in our direction, and I’d rather not have my kids dazed and confused any more than they already are. Luckily for me, karma steps in and a few minutes later I see the girl puking her brains out and then the boyfriend follows suit! Both are totally blasted….
But then, karma says a nice little “haha” to us as now the puke stench is everywhere! With absolutely no way to get away from it…we spent the rest of the night covering our noses when the wind blew!
Earlier in the summer we went to see STYX. While there was no puking around us…there was stereotypical drunk guy #2: The loud I’ll sing-all-the-words-to-the-songs-to-you-so-just-forget-those-has-beens-on-stage guy! Which is worse? I’m not sure. All I can say is that it’s normal for people to be messed up at a show….that’s been happening since day one….
But please…if you’re going to do all that, keep it to yourself. Don’t grab my arm, look into my eyes and sing “Renegade” to me like I’m your long lost soul mate! I can seriously promise the next time I won’t be so “forgiving”. I’ve read every issue of Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter there is...so I can put some serious hurt on someone!
And another thing….
Just what the heck do we need the letter Q for? It serves no purpose whatsoever! It’s stupid, dumb and just ridiculous! It’s like the guys that invented the english alphabet was saying to himself, “What can I do to make future untold generations totally confused with this? Ah yes…a useless letter that makes the ‘kw’ sound”. Like saying…. ”does anyone have a kwestion?” any different the other way around? It’s even the same amount of letters, for cryin’ out loud!!
The letter Q is more useless, or at least, AS useless as my ex-wife! There’s simply no need for either to exist! As of right now, I’m banning that most annoying alphabetical symbol from my family’s speech and writing! When the kids are being loud....I’m gonna say, “Hey….be kwiet!” If my wife and I ever have another kid, his name will be Kwinn...
….and he’ll be mighty!
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