|From their Facebook page - I think I dated the guy in the striped shirt...|
The thing that irritated me most was that the female characters were exceptionally one-dimensional. 2/3 of them didn't even have names. They only existed to serve the needs of or the personal growth of the main male characters (one was a nurse who "saved" one of the main characters, one was the other main character's pregnant girlfriend, a third was a non-pregnant girlfriend who dumps the primary main character when he gets too far into drugs), which is SO common and SO irritating. I went on a rant about how it was anti-feminist and I think I scared a few of the people who were walking to their cars around us.
|TVs set into the background (from nj.com)|
I really enjoyed it. I think BJ enjoyed it less than I did, but we enjoyed it more than the average person in the (exceptionally elderly and/or empty) audience. BJ said that he hadn't been that close to the stage in Elliott Hall since a math exam in college. It's too early in the semester for most students to be going to concerts, unless they're really huge headliners. Or, perhaps, we're so old that most of the undergrads at Purdue don't even know who Green Day is or want to hear any of their music. It's a short slide from here to sensible shoes and Depends undergarments, isn't it? *shudder*
My favorite songs were "Wake Me Up When September Ends," and "Good Riddance," which was the encore. The whole cast played acoustic guitars for "Good Riddance." That was impressive. Again, live music. Nothing quite like it, whether it's pop/rock or symphonic classical stuff. It feels different, you know?
So that was my Sunday night... Saturday night I went to the 5th Annual SPOONS Party at Karen's. What happens at SPOONS stays at SPOONS, though, so I am not at liberty to disclose the details. Jack and I had a 3 hour nap on Sunday before the show, though, for recovery purposes.
Hope you're having fun on your holiday weekend, too!!