Look what I got in the mail from Ticketmaster this week!

Yes, I know it says Nicketback on there, but I’m really going to see Bush, who are opening for them. I actually really dislike Nickelback, but when one of your favorite bands come to town, you go even if they’re the opening act and you’re going to leave as soon as they’re done and not stick around to see the main band.

You see, Bush and I have a long history. The first song of theirs I remember hearing was Glycerine, way back in 1995. Since then I’ve loved them. They were the first real band that I liked. Bush was the first concert I went to. I was in grade eight, and I sat between my brother and my dad. I couldn’t speak for the next few days cause I screamed so much during the concert I lost my voice. Yeah, I think I might have scared my brother and my dad a little. I’m sure they thought I was crazy.

Warning: this next picture is from when I was in junior high – grade 8 or 9, at the peak of my teenaged awkwardness. Notice the shirt I’m wearing? Umm, and why is that guy I’m sitting next to making that weird face?

In 2009 the lead singer, Gavin Rossdale, came to town while he was touring for his solo album. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, so I went by myself. I had an awesome time. When I saw Bush it was at the Saddledome with something like 10,000 other people. When I saw Gavin, it was just me and a couple hundred people. It was pretty awesome, it felt really intimate.

Unfortunately this concert will be back at the Saddledome. Nickelback is amazingly popular here (they’re from Alberta, so that’s probably why), so I know this show definitely won’t have the same feel as the last one, but I’m still pretty excited about it. Only another month and a half to go!

I thought I’d leave you with a video of one of my favorite Bush songs – Machinehead. Enjoy!

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