Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Anyone who knows me really well knows that as a teenager I was a huge Wham!/George Michael fan. Now, at 37, I still am. Even though he hasn't released an album in the US in many many years . Even though he hasn't toured the US in 20 years. Even though he's been arrested. More than once. I'm still a fan. It's the music and the voice. It's amazing.
So when I found out he was touring the US and coming to Boston I was psyched. Until I realized no one would want to go with me. The day the tickets went on sale I was talking to my husband on the phone and casually asked him if he would go. I was expecting him to reply with a very firm, "Not in this lifetime!" and was suprised to hear him say "Okay." I almost dropped the phone in shock. I must of heard wrong. My classic rock loving pop hating husband just agreed to go to a George Michael concert with me?? Had aliens invaded the earth and taken over his body? Surely I had entered an alternate universe "Did you just say yes?" I asked
"Yeah, just don't tell anyone." he replied
So Sunday afternoon we headed to Boston after dropping the kids at a friends house for the night and the dogs at the kennel we were off to spend the night in the big city! We left in the middle of a huge thunderstorm that we followed all the way to Boston. The traffic was horrible and we tried to check into the wrong hotel. After checking into the correct hotel it was just a short walk to the Garden just in time for the 8:00 show.
It turns out the crappy weather had delayed George's plane and he hadn't even arrived yet.
so the show started an hour late. So I got to people watch which was interesting cause I'm a small town girl and well George is gay and has quite a gay and lesbian fan base as well as a large female fan base that just made for a fascinating mix of people.
But none of that mattered. I was just happy to get a night with my husband and to get to see George in concert. It was lots of fun and after several beers my husband even enjoyed the show.
So thanks George for finally returning to the US and thanks Dom for going with me to the show-I think you're amazing!


Jennifer said...

When I first heard he was coming to the states for a tour i thought about you and your George Michael bear (the one that had both of its ears pieced.)

Glad you had a good time. BTW does Dom know that you just told everyone that he went with you to the concert???

Anonymous said...

Yes,Cyndi, Your husband is one great guy.Your father and I are so pleased to have Dom as our son-in-law.
In your blog you did not mention meeting one of your classmates from school there while you were people watching.