Thursday, August 02, 2007

Last Show at Deer Creek

Last Tuesday, I saw my first Jimmy Buffett show, and possibly my last show at Deer Creek. Normally, Jimmy Buffett is not exactly my favorite artist, or anyone I would pay big money to see, but with a free ticket in hand, who could say no?

My friend Stacy had bought a couple tickets for her ex-boyfriend and another person, and got mad at them, so she offered the tickets to me and Julie. I was hesitant at first because I knew she had paid a lot of money for them, and I thought she would expect us to pay her back. I thought wrong. She just wanted us to go so we could have a "girl's night out" for her birthday which was Thursday. So, she wouldn't accept an money from us. Had she wanted us to pay her back, I probably wouldn't have gone. Those tickets sell for ridiculous prices!!!

So, I decided to go and enjoy what may turn out to be my last show at Deer Creek. That was actually a big part of why I wanted to go....just to hang out there one last time. I am so bummed that they are selling that place. I have so many good memories there. I know they are talking about booking shows for one more year, but there's no guarantee that I would even want to see any of those people, so I grabbed the chance to go while it was right there in front of me.

I have always been curious about seeing Jimmy Buffett because you hear so many stories about the "Parrot Heads" and grass skirts and whatnot. It was definitely a fun scene, but not at all what I expected. I guess I had pictured people getting a little more rowdy from what people have said in the past. I was also surprised at how many young people were there....lots younger than me.

One thing I figured out for sure......I really don't like the Jimmy Buffett crowd. I decided pretty quickly that this must be the one night a year that all these yuppie rich folks get out and "party" as they call it. First of all, there was definitely none of that brotherly and sisterly love that I so enjoy from the other shows I go to. I didn't get one single smile or "hello" or anything from anyone near us. People were very snooty and pushy. They complained about getting bumped into while people were dancing around them, and I actually heard someone complaining at about 9:00 that it was too late, and they couldn't believe this would go on so late(the show didn't even start until 8:00.) THOSE are the people responsible for having Deer Creek sold!!! In my opinion, you don't go to a concert without expecting to wait in a line or two, get bumped into by some people who are actually enjoying themselves, or expecting the show to end late. The later the better in my book!!!!!

Jimmy Buffett did put on a pretty good show. I was happy to hear some familiar songs like "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville." I was a little upset that I couldn't hear his vocals better....but I guess if they turned the volume up anymore, some people might have left....who knows.

Regardless, Julie, Stacy, and I all had a good time together. Stacy ended up feeling bad that she gave Rex's ticket away and bought him another one, so he did end up tagging along afterall. No "girl's night out" like we thought, but it was still fun.

Here's Julie, Stacy and me in the parking lot just after we got there.

This is the "before" picture of me and Julie. it's really not "before" anything for me, because I was designated usual. I guess it's "before" I got sweaty and pissed off at all the rich people :-)This is Stacy and Rex, her then current boyfriend again .......I think........
This was one of the few vehicles that we saw with stuff written all over it. It would have been a lot more fun if more people had that kind of spirit!!!!

We couldn't take cameras inside the venue, so there are no pictures of the show to share...that really bummed me out. But, these are our "after" pictures....stacy gets a little red when she drinks :-)
I did get laid while I was there.......he he he he :-)
And the last of the "after" pictures....Can you tell who's been drinking and who hasn't?!?!?

OK guys.......I'm off to Florida to visit cousin John for a few days.....I'll be back with another blog full of goodies next week sometime!!!!!


KellyAnn said...

HAHA I was just listening to Jimmy Buffet before I read this blog.

enN2sp said...

Looks like you had a good time. Say hey to John for us.

Safe trip.

Andrea said...

Alli-Gal, I wouldn't worry too much about Verizon (Deer Creek)being sold. They haven't had any strong offers on the land yet and up the road, at Exit 10, they are building a huge Clay Terrace like shopping center - will probably even have an IMAX there. Not sure that community can support 2 big shopping areas.

I think we're safe for a while yet.....

s-hooks said...

Ok, let's see some from last weekend!