Thursday, July 10, 2008

Will she deserve my special attentions?

Twenty-four years ago don snabulus and I pulled on our Vans, slipped into our bell bottoms, ran the giant comb we kept in our back pocket through our feathered hair and waited in the pouring rain outside the Memorial Coliseum to see The Police in the Ghost in the Machine tour.

Tomorrow night we're putting on our garter socks, squeezing into our Bermuda shorts, running a #2 razor through what's left of our thinning hair and heading on down to stand in the sun and see The Police on their reunion tour.

Hopefully I won't drive Don completely nuts with repeated jokes about him "standing too close to me."


Dr. Zaius said...

You should sing "Roxanne" like Eddie Murphy did in "Beverly Hills Cop" in the drive down there. Really loud.

Randal Graves said...

You old bastards. Enjoy the show. I hope you guys didn't have to sell a body part to buy tickets!

Dean Wormer said...


Good idea! Whatever I can do to drive don crazy.


Nope. General admission so $50.00.

This was one of those deals though that I told myself years ago if they ever got back together for a reunion I'd pay whatever it cost to go.

Bradda said...

I hear the shows last like 12 hours thanks to tantra!

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Arkonbey said...

Lucky man! Hopefully Sting is more 'Zenyatta Mondatta" than "Ten Summoners Tales"

One of my favorite punk acts from the late '90's did an instrumental called
"Sting Can't Possibly Be the Same Guy Who Was in The Police" and it's so true.

Don't get me wrong, the first album I ever bought on my own was Outlandos d'Amor and I still have my vinyl, but man, did sting go from punk to lite-FM. He was good in Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels, though.

Don Snabulus said...

I am stoked and ready to go! I will talk to you today man. We need to reach Synchronicity on a meeting place.

Randal Graves said...

Fifty? For that show? I know it's not the Super Duper Special More Front Than Front Row Gold Circle Club, but that's cheap these days!

Fran said...

I was to see the Police in 1984 and the show got cancelled.

You went then, you go now. No fair!

Well I will want a full report on this one.

Don Snabulus said...

I'll let Dean handle the full report, but the mini-report is that it was wonderful. The song selection was about perfect, the musicianship was very good (Copeland was excellent), and the company was exquisite (60% of Dean's family).

The only bad stuff was not concert related...traffic to the venue was horrible and leaving was worse (I sat in my car for well over an hour before anyone moved, apparently there was an accident on the only road out). Another triumph of poor civic planning. I am looking into C-Tran if I go back to the Clark Amphitheater.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys enjoyed the show. I probably should have warned you about the traffic though. "Poor civic planning" and "Clark County" go together like ham and eggs.

As for Sting's charisma as a movie actor, I'd point to his brief but memorable role in "Quadrophenia".

enigma4ever said...

I hope it was a great show...I too saw that tour back in the day...many years ago....We will need a full report ;-)

Becca said...

You'll have to give us a report indeed! I'd be really curious to see how much they've changed over the years. Should be a cool show hope you had fun!

Dean Wormer said...


The seats were on the lawn but they were pretty good just the same.

Next price up was actual seating for $100.

Front row was close to 500.