I mean, most of us get to go in, sit down and just enjoy the show!... while those "often taken-for-granted few" are just beginning their evening of gruelingly hard work... at times risking their admission, cameras, video cards, cell phones and even their own pocketbooks!
So as a habit, I don't do it.
(except for once in Indianapolis...)
And I did it with this big ole' honkin' video cam of all things!
I hadn't yet acquired a state of the art, tiny little digital one with which to do the work so I just stuffed my old faithful big crappy one in my oversized bag (the same one that I'd used for the last 10 years to tape the thousands of dance, soccer, choir, band, pom pom and every other imaginable silly, cute or memorable moment of my kid's lives) ... and walked in.
Security must have been really lax that night...
And it did the job!... And I got some really good stuff! But I seriously had no idea how to share it... as much as I wanted to!
(Keep in mind, this was 5 years ago after all, and some of us were much slower in developing our techno savvy skills than others.)
So these tapes have basically just been sitting idol in my tape drawer for the past 5 years now... Until last night when, for some reason, watching the new "Juke Box Tour On Crack" clack, made me want to pull them out and watch them again!
(except that I no longer have a VCR to watch them ON!!!)
And so... it's in times like these... when we realize that our techno savvy skills acquired over the years... have finally begun to pay off!
Here's just one (and quite hilarious, I might add) little sample... from it.
Looking for another NINE little gems sort of like that one!