Smashing Pumpkins and The Bravery


Sooo…last night I went to the Pumpkins concert in Normal IL. It was at the university and the facility was actually really nice. We were all the way up in the VERY last row. The tickets sold out quick…haha. You could still see really good and the sound was great up there. Something you should know about me though…I get dizzy up high when looking down. NOW…I’m ok sitting, usually. When the lights go out and there are all kinds of stage lights it doesn’t really help…but if sitting…like mentioned before…I’m alright. So during the Bravery all was well…they gave a great performance…and I don’t care what anyone else says…I like them! People were sooo bashing them….but I thought they rocked it out… The lights were awesome and really added to the show…just some really cool effects! When they were done, the main lights came back up and we walked over to where some friends were sitting and chatting a bit. I had to make sure to get back to my seat before the lights went down though cause I wouldn’t have made it up the stairs in the dark…lol. Pathetic…I know. Well we got back and as soon as the Pumpkins came on…everyone stood up….except me. :-( One of three things will usually happen if I stand up…really high up…staring down at the stage with millions of flashing lights. ONE…I will throw up. TWO…I will pass out. THREE…I will fall over on to the people in front of me. :-( All of which I didn’t think the people around me would appreciate. I’m a freak, what can I say. SO I was alright sitting at the beginning because I figured everyone would sit down once they got going. They didn’t…at least not in our section….most others did. I got kind of bummed. So yes…I got to “see” the Pumpkins in concert…but what I really saw was the guy directly in front of me swaying for 2 hours, the one in front of him bobbing his head, and the couple next to them jumping around. Which, I have to say, didn’t help the nausea. You would think the fact that the guy right in front of me was probably a size 29 waist would have helped the seeing the stage problem…but no. At times I could see lights around him from the stage…and from time to time I could see a person when the people parted in such a way….but not often. To say the least I was a little bummed. This affirms my love for small venues. It was still incredibly awesome to hear them live and I think they put on a really powerful show…it just would have been that much more awesome to be able to watch them. All in all…a fun night! Didn’t get back to Indy until 4:30am… Fun times! :-P