Thursday, July 29, 2010

hold on dream away, you're my sweet charade. . .

Hey, hey!

This could very well become a dream journal because I’ve got another one to tell ya about. . .I don’t know what’s up with all the crazy dreams lately because usually I don’t remember them unless they are super creepy or super crazy. . .or involve the Goo Goo Dolls. . .which this one does. So your welcome my Goo Goo Dolls peeps.

This dream begins in a hotel bar and the Goo’s were playing on this tiny stage. By the time their set is over, the tiny bar has turned into a small venue and while I’m trying to pack up my stuff, cuz I’ve got a lot it for some reason, John Rzeznik taps me on my shoulder from the stage and says, “thanks for coming.” So I’m like, “ok, you’re welcome.” Weird! When I leave the venue I find myself standing in a crazy long line to get on the elevator to go to my room. Remember, the venue was inside the hotel. So I’m standing behind this guy in a black baseball cap with my purse and this super huge bag full of stuff and he turns around and guess who it is. . .waiting, I’ll give you time. That’s right, John Rzeznik! Gold star for you! (it’s in the mail, I promise.)

He starts telling me that all the lines are like this for all the elevators on this floor. I thank him and begin to think of my awesome luck that Goo is staying at the same hotel as me. Usually I stay at crappy motels with jiggly door locks in a non smoking room that smell like smoke. So we’ve been standing at the end of this line for a long time and John has this blanket that he puts on the floor and says I can sit with him and then Robby and Mike show up with martinis. I begin telling them about this Whitesnake concert I’d been to, which I’ve never seen Whitesnake in my life, and tell them how the lead singer fell and hurt his crotch and had to stop the show.

The line is moving now and Goo is gone off to their room but not before thanking me for keeping them company. Well instead of getting on an elevator I end up in the hotel office and they are telling me that my room is gone. That they never booked me a room. They don’t have me on file anywhere. And my first thought is, “Well then where is my stuff? I got ready in a room. I took a shower in a room. My Big and Sexy hairspray is in a room somewhere!” So I start crying cuz I’m there all by myself and the lady is being mean to me and then someone taps my shoulder and it’s this woman and she hands me an autographed picture of the Goo Goo Dolls and tells me not to worry that Goo has taken care of everything. So now I’m crying harder cuz how awesome is that?! And on the back of the poster there is this really long letter written to me, but it is written in such a tiny script that I can’t read it! So of course when I’m finally beginning to decipher the letter, that’s when my alarm goes off. . .*sigh*

Other things of interest. . .it’s back to school beginning this weekend for the shop so I am going to be crazy busy working and only have one day off. Suck-age! That is, only until I get my paycheck which suck-age then turns into rock-age! Wahoo!!! Also considering getting a tattoo this Friday. We’ll see how things work out. . .gotta take my Bug school shopping that day. She’s going to be in the first grade, when did my baby get so big?!?!

Ok. Done now. . .

PS This blog is brought to you by Hate This Place by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

these dreams go on when i close my eyes. . .

Hello other bloggers, Facebook peeps and most likely just myself --

Gonna tell ya about the freakin’ craziest dream I’ve had in a long time! Wanna hear about it? Well ya are! So, in my dream I was back at hair school and was chillin’ up front waiting for clients to come in. In my school we had a speaker system and when you had a client they called you over the intercom. So over the speakers Dwight Yoakam comes on and he begins announcing who needs to come to the front desk and pick up their clients. And who are these clients? Steven Tyler, Russell Brand and Dwight Yoakam himself! WTF?!?! I get none of them which pisses me off cuz we all know how awesome I am at rock star hair. And other students are cheering them on and like Steven Tyler is struttin’ and swinging his scarf around all cool. Whatevs.

Next an instructor comes out and tells the rest of us to do book work. Well by them I’m pissed so I’m like, “I’m leaving!” When I go out, right there is Steven Tyler’s cool ass silver limo so I take a pic of it and when I turn around, it is no longer the hair school parking lot, but the Vegas strip and who is standing there? Russell Brand! So I ask him if we can take a pic Facebook style and he says, “that’s the only way!” and we take a few pics and when I leave and get to looking at them, there are other people in them that weren’t standing there. I know right! How rude?!

This is when I decide I need to go back to my hotel. Why am I at a hotel? No clue, it’s a crazy dream remember? So I’ve got this massive suitcase, a purse and bag full of souvenirs from the Vegas strip. I go inside and decide to take these escalators to my room, but they are moving so fast I can’t see when I need to get off. And suddenly it’s like I’m in a Stephen King novel because I’m stuck on these escalators with tons of other people and it doesn’t stop to let you off until it’s your turn to die! So we’re out in the rain and the sun with no food or water and everyone is all tired and creepy and then the escalator dumps us into this open clearing full of mud and we start sinking and that’s when I woke up. Freaky huh?

So, I guess I’ll leave you with that. Until next time. . .

Done now. . .

PS. this blog is brought to you by These Dreams by Heart.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hey all! This is going to be my first official blog! And it’s a review of the latest Goo Goo Dolls concert I went too! Yay for you! This won’t be a regular thing on here however, I’m going to make a separate concert blog . . .well, Tiffers is going to make it for me that is. . .so, onto the review/blog. . .

Me and Steph got up at 3 in the morning to make the 6ish hour drive to Cleveland, it turned into much more that 6 hours. . .I was sick the entire way there and most of the day. . .I was running literally on about 2 ½ hours of sleep, I ate some really bad Chinese food the night before and it was insanely hot. I was miserable.

Our plan for months had been to leave early and head to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while we were there. . .well, come to find out, the local radio station there was having a contest to tour the hall with them. What a bonus right?!? That Goo would be there the same time as us! We got to The Hall about noonish and were there until 3ish. That place is amazing by the way, I am a mega huge Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks fan so just to see her itty bitty dresses was enough for me!

On the way out, they have the Johnny Cash tour bus and we decided to check that out too. Now mind you, the entire time we were there, we didn’t see Goo and we just assumed they had probably had a private tour before the place even opened. So we’re standing in line and what pulls up in front of the Johnny Cash tour bus? Go on guess, cuz you’re probably gonna be right. . .correct!


So we get on the bus and on the way out, the lady who lets you on the bus told me, “now, I could possibly get in very big trouble for this, but that bus that just pulled up, look who’s on your shirt.” which I had a Goo shirt on cuz they are super comfy to spend 8 hours in the car with. Plus sometimes a girl just has to have the Goo Goo Dolls on her boobs to make her feel pretty. . .Steph and I decide to wait a little bit and see if they come out, because at this point, the bus was just parked. We sit at a little bench by the front door and decide we’ll wait 20 minutes, if they don’t show we were out because it was crazy hot out there. A few minutes later Brad and Korel come out and walk past us and Korel stands in line to get on the Johnny Cash bus and Steph is like, “Lets go say hi!” and I’m like, “No way, that’s rude! He just wants to get on the Johnny Cash bus!” Now, honestly the fact that those two already came out should have tipped us off because about 10 minutes later, here come the Goos with their posse and casually walk by us and not a soul bothers them all the way to the tour bus. . .including me and Steph. We just sat on our bench, with our mouths hanging open in shock, pointed to them, silently looked at each other, got up and went to the car. . .we are so lame!

Rzeznik had some gorgeous highlight by the way. . .

So back to the room to take showers and get prettied up. . .


. . .and to drop my stuff off for the USA Harvest, which I won, yays! My girls at work totally helped me out and donated, my mom bought me stuff, then I bought TONS of water, ramen, kool-air and snack crackers. . .806 items in all. I was very proud of myself. We loaded, hauled, and unloaded all that stuff. Now that’s a job! We at first got lost and ended up at the back of the venue and asked someone there where the USA Harvest was set up so we could drop it off and he had no idea what we were talking about. I about bawled! But when we told him they should be up front, that’s when he told us we were in the back and directed us to the right place. I talked to the super sweet girls at the USA Harvest table and then because I was still feeling like crap, went inside and spent $10 on a pretzel and a bottle of water which I neither ate nor drank because it was so hot I couldn’t enjoy it. Went to the t-shirt stand and bought a t-shirt, two Cds which were only $7 and a setlist. They didn’t have the set lists yet because they told me they didn’t know what they were playing and hadn’t made them out, which was kinda exciting. They told me to come back after the show and get it.

Time for the meet and greet! There were a few issues getting the wrist bands, but all was resolved soon enough and we were all 3 waiting at the lovely smelling port-a-potties for our meet and greet. When it gets to my turn Robby gives me a hug, which I totally didn’t ask for and said, “it’s nice to you again.” What? He remembers me? AWESOMENESS!!! And then John said, “I believe we’ve met before,” and smirked. *MELT!* and Mike just smiled and said hi because he was sick for my last meet and greet. All in all they took 3 pictures but they only posted one. *tear* Which makes me sad because I hate that picture. The first one John was rubbing his hair, then they took another and the third is the one they posted without the USA Harvest Winner sign. . .oh well. I liked my last meet and greet photo. . .

Now the show. Can we say AWESOME! They were all in great moods last night, lots of talking, interacting with audience and John flirting most of the night with a very pretty blonde. . .it started raining about half way through the show and the wind really picked up but it felt wonderful! And John said a few times, “it’s raining on us again!” The show started out with this like mix of music and people talking, it kinda sounded like a news reel. . .can’t remember if the spring tour had it or not. They played great, sounded great, looked great and seemed well rested. I have to say this is in my top 5 fav Goo shows. . .


This was my 13th show and since it was number 13 I was a little nervous about it but everything turned out wonderful even if I did feel like crap 90% of the day, only had 2 ½ hours of sleep and woke up with a concert hangover this morning. . .those are the best kinds of hangovers by the way!

I think I can honestly say, the only bummer of the day, not including my being so sick, was that they didn’t play We Are The Normal. . .I had read an article when John said they were going and it was nowhere to heard. . .*tear*

Stay tuned for my Cleveland road trip/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame blog. . .