Currently listening to: Charmer - Kings of Leon
Wow...great...fantasmic....rockin... guess that's how I can describe it. I have been wanting to see Kings of Leon in concert for a long time and they didn't disappoint. Even Leon himself (no pun intended) has become a fan. Saw them this past Thursday night in SF at the Bill Graham Civic Center.
Some highlights of the night...
A very drunk/high group of girls were next to us proclaiming their "space" during the concert (It was standing room only on the floor). One turned to me and said, "You know, if it's ok with you I'm just going to pee here because the line for the bathroom is too long." I told her I don't mind, so long as she does it away from me. She proceeded to pee into her vodka cup, while her friend took pictures of her..um...private parts in the process. After she was through, her friends were telling her not to leave her cup around there and to get rid of it. Her solution? She threw it over the audience ahead of her!!! If those people knew that was piss...wow. Then her friend was showing pics of her vajay-jay on her i-Phone to her and everyone around her. Did I also mentioned that this happened before KOL even hit the stage? As a friend I know (okay Annika) would say... Handle your sh*t!
Another drunk lady who was a little older and totally picking up on this guy next to her was telling us all not to move and to claim our space. Then she reached out to touch my arm and tell me once more. She proceeded to rub my arm and tell me "your skin is SO SOFT"...then she rubbed my arm for the next five minutes saying "it's amazing...so soft!" Awkward.
Two guys were almost in a fight next to us for about twenty minutes for pushing. I almost kind of hoped for it, as it might have cleared some space for us to get closer to the stage.
So these all may not sound like highlights that made it fun for us, but it actually was pretty entertaining. You could say these people were our entertainment before the actual entertainers came on stage.
Kings of Leon must have played three albums worth of songs, they barely took any breaks. When they did, the lead singer Caleb kept telling the audience how much he appreciated us "spending our money, in times like these, on a concert to see us" or "I remember when we were the opening act here only a few years ago, thanks for supporting us". He also mentioned "drive home safe" or "thanks for being respectful to each other" (obviously he didn't see the drunk group of people standing next to us). It was cute actually and I was crushin' on him by the end- is it his Southern charm? :)
Some pics from the night...
Leon (my king) & I
Everyone sits and waits...drunkards not there yet
KOL hits the stage
Matthew, Nathan, Caleb
Caleb & Jared
Caleb with the O face
This was the moment that Caleb looked driectly at me and said "Sandy, this song goes out to you because I am in love with you," and he proceeded to sing Use Somebody....ok that never happened, but I pretended it did