andy hall (hallawayjoe) wrote,
andy hall
hallawayjoe

2007 meets 1984

Saw Van Halen last night. Roth was vibrant, Eddie played well and with enthusiasm, nice arpeggios, and Wolfgang proved an affable bass player. Alex kept a nice dainty rhythm. All in all, it was a bittersweet experience as some young chaps in the row in front of us, stood up dancing raising their pilsner containers high in the air and shouting "fuck yes". I believe they enjoyed the show more than we did. We were near the back of the arena, 500 feet high in the air, raising our eyebrows like we just did not care.



On a serious note, Kymani Marley was interesting as an opening act, doing three of his father's songs, but also he did an original anti-war song that was very catchy. And yes, I enjoyed Van Halen, but it was not my type of thing. I was the kid that the Van Halen fan beat up in school. I was Waldo.

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Good but trying year - Academic probation, and out of probation. More involvement with my church:

www.uubn.org

Also, Parental concerns trumped the Normal Slam Team, so I went home to Vegas instead of going to NPS.
Truth be that slam is fun, but doesn't hold the top spot on my agenda, nor am I a competitive sort. I am enjoying my poetry classes at ISU, and that for me is where it's at.

www.illinoiscollaborativepoetry.blogspot.com

Back to Normal in one week.

I like Vegas... but I got a sweetheart back home in Bloomington-Normal. The Midwest is not done with me yet.

I hope to accompany or represent the Normal team in Madison this next year... to continue getting good grades, and to keep on keeping on...

That is good enough for me.
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