Vaca – day 3

Okay, I am going to have a slow start on day 3. Dean and I went to the Marilyn Manson concert last night at the Austin Music Hall…I gotta tell you I am getting too old for this stuff.

waiting for Marilyn Manson

golden ticket

The opening band went on late and they were flat out the most boring opening act I have ever experienced – they are The Ours and frankly I expected more from a band opening for Marilyn. It is a bad sign when you can hear the crowd talking over the lead singer. Then Marilyn did not come on until just after 10p (we had already been there for over 2 hours), but he put on a hell of a show and was every bit the showman that I had expected. We lasted a couple songs up in the crush of bodies in the middle of the crowd until my foot got stomped on repeatedly as the mosh pit of beefy plug-shaped dudes with baseball hats on backwards (yeah these are the same guys I remember from college who were the ones that would always get into fights at parties – good to see that things have not changed) slammed themselves together closer and closer. Needless to say, we bailed to the back of the crowd where lo and behold – we could see even better and it was not so loud.

Good show Marilyn – you are 2 years older than I am but make me feel ancient. Now for some yoga to stretch out my aching back and calves…

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