Monday, May 16, 2011

A beautiful date fit for a metal head princess

I know a lot of you want to hear about how Eli is doing now, but I'm not going to talk about him today.  Today I want to talk to you about HEAVY METAL!  Some of you have been blissfully unaware for years that in your midst a person close to you, perhaps some one you love, some you trust, someone you call friend is... yes that's right a metal head!  You may have suspected, you may not have seen it coming but here I am to burst your bubble and come out of the proverbial closet. I am a metal head, and Mike is too. 
Friday night we went to Edmonton, and Eli stayed with his Auntie Char while Michael and I saw RAMMSTEIN at Rexall place.  This isn't the first time either, we saw them last summer in Quebec city as well.   It gets worse, yes that is us 2nd row from the stage, thats right I am also a mosher.  You didn't see it coming, mild mannered mother moshing! I don't body surf though, I feel like people would be feeling me up inappropriately, plus there's always the fear of being dropped on my head, and I doubt Mike would let me, for probably the same reasons.  I had started to fear that maybe with the birth of my son I had become too old and responsible, but I am happy to report I am not too old!  We had a BLAST!  It was some much needed alone time and a great stress release. 

5 ways you know you`ve seen a GREAT metal show...
1.) You wear earplugs (because you ARE kinda old after all) and your ears STILL ring
2.) FIRE! A crew member got lit up, At one point the guitarist arms were on fire as he played guitar,
there were flame throwers, Till wore giant angel wings which then proceeded to catch on fire. You could feel heat radiating from the stage, and you leave with a heat rash.
3.) Explosives!  At one point baby dolls hung from the ceiling and it didn`t take long before they exploded one by one. There were fire works and sparks everywhere.
4.)  The crowd gets shot with a cannon full of dish soap foam and large pieces of paper confetti
5.) You get squished, and I mean squished, I`d like to say we we packed in the front like sardines, but I`m pretty sure sardines have more room.  This was far from my first mosh pit although I think it was Michael`s  first.  I have to say it wasn`t the roughest I`ve seen but it was the squishiest, the most claustrophobic one I``ve ever been in.  We stayed in for quite a while but eventually moved back a little further , it was so hot I was starting to feel faint. Thats when we could get some pictures.  In both spots though it was really good.
6.)  One of the band members (Christian) hopped in a rubber dingy and surfed the crowd.
7.) Not only did the play for well over an hour and and half to begin with but they then had 2, yes 2 encores!
8.) Your husband gives earplugs to a guy who realizes gum is not effective at reducing noise levels.
9.) Stepping into a crowded room Michael suddenly transforms into a bouncer of sorts.
10.)  It was not a suckquake of a show that was a complete wastenado of your 300 bucksonsoon.


  1. Aww, I'm glad you had fun! It's great you were able to do something you both enjoyed doing before you had kids and that you finally got some alone time!

  2. Amy.

    There are really no words other than:
    "I'm glad you had a good time."

    Except for:
    "Don't ever invite me to come with you."

    ;-D LOL!

    love you, my crazy-moshing mother-of-Eli, friend. :)