But enough about that. Let's talk about Rush. I've never been your huge Rush fan. In fact I am sure I have been a little anti at times. But if there was any question about my devotion before seeing them live, it is totally gone. The main thing I was concerned about is that their studio material is so clean and and well-produced (for my own scale of well-produced) that I was having a hard time imagining how the material would come across live, if it would be too perfect or have that energy. I shouldn't have doubted. Even from way, way back on the lawn the energy was great. The setlist included most of the favorites, and I was up and out of my "seat" as soon as I heard the opening to Subdivisions. At some point early on I was like "why am I the only jackass moving around?" (I don't know if you'd call it dancing) but as the giant novelty glasses of beer flowed there was more air instrumentalism and general enthusiastic pointing and horns-throwing. At some point the following amusing dialogue occurred:
snidegrrl: Did you think you would see monkeys fucking tonight?
angela_la_la: No, that had not occurred to me.
Some other highlights: the South Park intro to Tom Sawyer, Geddy filming the audience making a group greeting to Canada, obviously the drum solo, and the completely random and inexplicable chicken rotisserie machines set up on the stage. At points I was like, "is it worth it to be so far away?" but considering the non-egregious ticket price and relatively painless crowd experience, I think it totally was.
My weekend didn't stop there, though. After the concert we had to go get cheesesteaks (it's official: I don't really care that much for cheesesteaks) where some kid who probably wasn't even at the show complimented me on my Porcupine Tree shirt. We tooled around Philly a bit saturday and had the incomparable cheese fries at Chickie & Pete's. We zoomed home so I could meet up with femjays for sleepover, vegan cupcakes, and general silliness. Pictures of makeovers may exist, but I'm not telling! And when I got up sunday morning, I joined tzel for a trip to Linganore winery for tour & tasting! PHEW. Technically I think I still haven't caught up on sleep.
Which is probably why last night I dreamed that salami_salome and I were part of a RPG where you had to use real objects you actually own to represent powers in game and there was a real person who was an enforcer of sorts who came to reclaim your things who just happened to be T.R. Knight, not that I've been watching too much Grey's Anatomy. But then I woke up and had a light bulb moment about a game mechanic I thought would be really awesome and will now have to look up the Fudge rules and see if my nocturnal game design dovetails.
Yesterday was very much a monday. Work kind of stinks. I rolled up a blood elf paladin on Uther and fooled around with that most of the night. And that is as detailed I can be abuot anything due to time.