Bar and I went to the Foo Fighter concert last night. We went with no expectations. We went with a friend of Barry's, who spontaneously bought online tickets for us back in August. We happened to be sitting outside on our deck, enjoying a beautiful evening. [perhaps having an adult beverage or two...] Apparently this was Mike's most favourite band in the world... He assured us we wouldn't be disappointed. Barry's always after me to see more live music, so we thought, why not?
We started off our 'night out' with dinner at Lounge Burger. Because of the concert, we could only choose options off their 'event menu' so that was a bit disappointing, but the burger was still de-lish. Here's a terrible picture of us, thanks to Bar's Crackberry. [I call it this, because the moment someone gets a hand held device they can check email on, they become a different person... And believe me, it's not always pretty] But last night I was glad for the picture taking [albeit crummy ones] capabilities. Here we are at Lounge Burger. [Proof that we were at a restaurant other than Denny's or Boston Pizza]
Once we got to the Dome, we were greeted with this sign:
I have to admit,whilst receiving my 'full body pat down' I was a wondering what we'd gotten ourselves into. I mean the video/audio devices and outside food, that's kind of a no-brainer. What alarmed me was the need to post the Non-Permitted items:knives, tasers, mace, weapon-like devices and fireworks... Seriously? You need to post that? Eeks. My comfort level plummeted slightly...
They had two bands open for them. We missed the first one, and the second was, in my opinion, crap. That being said, they got the crowd revved up, so someone must have liked them.
Foo Fighters started at 9 pm sharp. It was loud, bright and exactly what you expect a rock and roll concert to be. They played until 11:45 pm. Nearly 3 hours... Wowser. The Calgary Herald summed it up nicely: Dave Grohl and his band Foo Fighters put on, simply, one of the best, most exhilarating, most entertaining, most memorable straight-up rock shows the Saddledome has seen in recent years.
We got home after midnight, on a school night...
It was indeed entertaining. They put on a good show. Mike was right, we weren't disappointed.
We are ever so thankful to my Mum and Dad who not only ferried kids around to the extracurricular activities they had to be at, but gave them dinner before hand, put them to bed after wards, and stayed up well past their bedtime too. [Not to mention it would have been a $60 dollar babysitter bill]