First time out for the Beverly Hillbillies! – We went to our first indoor concert yesterday. We had to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask. It wasn’t crowded with no one but our friends sitting near us so we felt safe. It was a great concert with Dave Bennett playing swing to rock. Highly entertaining and I recommend attending if he comes through your area. The music is so varied that there will be something you like.
Now for the fun part – It’s been two years since I really pulled together a nice outfit that didn’t include jeans/exercise clothes and sneakers. Always sneakers. The venue is casual but people don’t go in beat up jeans. I have a satin print blouse but it didn’t work with my pants. It took me two hours to come up with what I was going to wear. This was like going to a high school dance! I’m an old lady and no one cares what I wear!
Next on the agenda – Two years of walking daily has changed the shape of my feet. They are longer. Still narrow, but longer. Not a single non-sneaker shoe was comfortable. Not. A. Single. One. I have wonderful shoes but my toe hit the front. Ouch! I’m back to the drawing board because I’m not wearing sneakers with my satin blouse. Oy vay. I came up with a nice casual outfit that went well with sneakers but I immediately went on line to see if I could get one of my current shoes in a bigger size. No luck as the shoes are several years old. Styles change. Yada yada. I saw something that might work so I ordered a pair. I could have worn sandals but the weather was cool. If my feet are cold, I’m miserable.
Onto the concert – Since the music was swing to rock it was full of old people and boomers (notice that I don’t include boomers in the old people category even though…well…I don’t have to explain that!) In the rows in front of us were two groups of old biddies. I’m sure they were older than me by the way they reacted to the music. They loved the big band stuff but went insane when he played very early Elvis tunes. I love Elvis but my head doesn’t explode. They swung their titanium hips, clapped their hands and had a helluva time. I thoroughly enjoyed their enthusiasm until…
Jerry Lee Lewis music – He was one of my early favorites (when I was just a child). His music was wild and he was even wilder. Full confession, I was as bad as the biddies except my hips are still real and I don’t hurt this morning. I didn’t sing (we were in masks and it was all hot and sweaty in there!) but I did my best to project my enthusiasm. I saw Lewis in concert and Dave did a fairly accurate rendition right down to playing the piano with his feet! The entire audience went wild and I didn’t care about my feet or the fact that I have to buy new shoes (for a few minutes anyway).
So for a wrap up (this is a bonus sixth paragraph) – My feet grew, I’m vane, people older than me are crazy, music makes everything better. Oh yes, we are the bumbling Beverly Hillbillies not only because I had so much trouble coming up with a decent outfit but the beloved husband forgot the tickets for the first time ever. Fortunately the folks at the venue were really nice.
This is a video of the real Jerry Lee Lewis and the music starts at the one minute mark.
So how was your week?