My Massive Concertgoing Week continued last night with the Dropkick Murphys, appearing with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Merriweather Post, dinosaur of a misguided venue that it is (Naomi, did you know it now has a little bar run by the 9:30 on its grounds, called the 9:32? CORPORATE MUCH?) still manages to get off a good summer show oncet in a while. Being only half Irish and not from Boss-town, I was heretofore unaware of the greatness of the Murphys, but will probably now pickup a couple of their albums. Plus I have a weakness for shows with lots of happy beer-sloshed dudes in backwards baseball caps singing along and jigging up and down (whoops sounds like Heedfest). The band invited about 100 girls onstage at the end so the Merriweather stage cam operators got to go all nuts focusing on cute younggirls with bouncy bo0bs and on the fat girl who got the attention (and the cam) off the skinny high skewelers by pulling up her green t-shirt to shake her big nekkid DD-cups on the giant screen. That's Rock n' Roll. By the time the band got to the last song there were about 100 drunk guys onstage cavorting with the 100 drunk girls, plus four redheads in green dresses Riverdancing. I was a little sorry I wasn't down in the pit instead of some pavilion distance away, but after work and a 2.5 hour commute featuring broken trains and precipitation just to get there, I wasn't up for that sort of exertion anyway. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were also better than I expected them to be and it's cute how they have one little old member of the band who does nothing for the whole show but dance enthusiastically in a checkered suit.
Side note: I also noticed that almost nobody parked in the Mall lot compared to how it used to be. I know that Merriweather has a bigger lot now that's more convenient to the hwy but I'd think that having to sit in a huge traffic jam upon leaving would negate any benefits, and you'd be better off just parking in the Mall lot and ducking out the back way to Rt. 1 like I have been doing since The Beginning of All Time or so it seems.
Anyway, in between watching all the drunk jigging and jiggling at the show, I was thinking abt how the terms "Sex" and "Babies" can be interchangeable in many o' my thoughts. To wit:
I am not as interested in (sex/ babies) as a lot of other people seem to be.
Sometimes I feel isolated or different from other people cuz of my disinterest in (sex/ babies).
If you say you aren't really that into (sex/ babies) a lot of people think you are kind of weird.
I don't have (much sex/ any babies) myself.
I don't hate (sex/ babies), I'm not against (sex/ babies) and I think of (sex/ babies) as basically nice.
I understand that (sex/ babies) are an important, key part of many other ppl's lives and that's why they're so interested in (sex/ babies) and talk about (sex/ babies) a lot.
I feel like (sex/ babies) is/are more of a private issue than lots of other people do.
If you are my friend I will probably be at least a little interested in your (sex life/ baby) because you're my friend, I like you and I want you to be happy, and I care abt your life (but don't wear it out).
If you're not my friend I probably am not interested at all in hearing about your (sex life/ baby). I would rather discuss something interesting to me. (Like the Dropkick Murphys!)