July 19, 2010

Rage Against the Machine - July 23 - Hollywood Palladium

Its been over ten years since RATM has played a concert in their hometown of Los Angeles.  They are my son's favorite band so - I got him tickets.  

One of my philosophies in life is that you need to take the opportunities that come your way because you only have this ONE LIFE.  That applies to concerts too!  I could have come up with a lot of reasons NOT to get my son tickets but I want him to experience this.  I want him to have the thrill of seeing these guys on stage, live, in a small venue.  

He asked me if I wanted to go with him :)    It's a sweet gesture but I told him to invite a friend and that if he couldn't find one of his buddies to go I would be happy to go.  I LOVE Tom Morello's guitar playing but don't know if I could handle it (GA seating - standing all night - very very loud).  Sure, I stood almost all night at Bad Co. but that was different.  

They are doing a benefit show "fighting against SB 1070" the new law put in place in Arizona relating to immigration.  

I admire these guys for their talent and convictions but ... I just can't see myself in this audience.  Keven will have a great time.  




This reminds me of something that happened last summer related to Keven and a concert. His other favorite band is Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan was doing a solo concert but Kev was unable to attend because he was in jail at that time. His friends went and decided to hold up a sign that read "Free Keven". They were near the front of the stage and at one point Billy stopped the show and said something like "Okay, I have to know what this is about - who's Keven?" Then his friends and Billy had a conversation about him and one friend got the whole thing on video! It was very cool (well not the jail part - but the rest of it!)

8 comments:

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

I loves me some Rage Against The Machine! Sounds like fun!

Mbop said...

Good fathering skills - get them on the right musical track early doors, they'll thank you for it later!

Max Moscardi said...

You are a cool mum ...

Max Moscardi said...

plus I just adore RATM and Smashing..

Jeff said...

You never know if these guys will still be playing in the future so I think it's a good idea to go when you have the chance. When they played over on the east coast a few years ago I made sure I went. RATM was one band that was near the very top of my list of bands I wanted to see before I die - if not the very top. They did not disapoint, and I'm sure your son will have a great time!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

You are one cool chicka momma

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who you are but if your child needs a chaperon, I would be willing to do that for you. I am a very responsible college student with tons of experience with children. Not to mention I absolutely love R.A.T.M. www.sarafizzetts.tumblr.com

Barbara said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Kev is going to take one of his good friends that he's known most of his life - a kid that does not get in trouble!

Anon. I don't think he'd need a chaperon, he's actually an adult (19) but if anything falls through with his friend I will let you know. You can email me and give me your name if you'd like.

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