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A song that reminds me of an event?

I had no idea this was going to be such a difficult task. First, I was already tucked into bed, watching the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory when Leonard said to Howard ‘save it for your blog.’

Aw crap! I shot out of bed and grabbed my other laptop.

Then I read the assignment for today’s 30-Day Song Challenge: Day 7 – A song that reminds me of an event.

I tried to think of an event … of all the special occasions I’ve attended as a journalist or event a normal person nothing came to mind.

Then I remembered I wanted to insert as much Motley Crue into this challenge as I possibly could.

Aha! My first Crue concert.

And this is the song that reminds me of it, because I listened to it over and over and over and over again before going to the concert.


Funny story that goes with the concert.

It was the spring of 1998 and I was a sports writer in Kamloops, B.C. The Kamloops Blazers’ season had recently finished but all the boys were still in town … or it was a break between the regular season and playoffs or something.

Anyhow, I’d never seen the Crue in concert, despite loving them since I was 13 or 14. I had floor tickets and I was hellbent on having a good time. My friends and I went to the Brock Pub, the bartender dusted off the one quart of Screech they’d had for years and, all of a sudden, I was drinking triples.

We took the party bus to the concert and I was fully three sheets to the wind. My friend Jacqui and I found our seats and I was trying to get amped for the show.

Next thing, I hear a chorus of ‘ANG’ shouted at me from the left. I look up and there sits every single one of the Blazers, waving at me.

Oh man. There goes the night.

They start to signal at me to lift my shirt for them and flash the goods, given the Crue custom of showing boob for drummer Tommy Lee. I give them the old YGBFKM look and turn to say something to my friend.

Who has her T-shirt up around her neck and she’s jostling the jubilees for the boys.

And there went the night.

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