Man 😦 and here I was hoping I was going to read a blog about monosodium glutamate. Juuuuuust kidding. Madison Square Garden, pretty cool.
I hope to attend a concert there one day. I’d hyperventilate if I had to get on stage though. I had to walk across a stage in heels in front of 10,000 people on Saturday (to accept my college diploma 😀 ), which only lasted about 20 seconds, but it was a nerve-wracking 20 seconds. I prefer being in the audience haha.
Wow. Too cool. Not sure about the dream big thing. I might be a little old to dream of singing one day at Madison Square Garden as a pop singer, but never say never . LOL (It’s the age, of course, because gawd knows the singing talent and X factor are all there — definite MSG material).
So MSG is not as big a deal to me in sentimental value as Radio City Music Hall, which I’ve noticed you will also be singing at next year. Yippee to that. When I was five years-old and living in Bridgeport, CT, I remember a big outting for the whole family to NYC to see the Rockettes and the movie “Airport” at Radio City Music Hall. I think I slept through most of the movie but remember how huge everybody’s faces seemed on that screen. I guess NY has always been associated with plane disasters for me even long before 9/11, sadly, now that I think about it, but let’s move on from that subject…
So some interesting facts about MSG that caught my attention (when in doubt about what to say, you can always count on good ol’ Wikipedia to steal some interesting facts from):
— Elton John has performed a record breaking 62 sold-out performances at the garden as of 2011. He performed his 60th performance for his 60th birthday on March 25, 2007.
— Lynn Anderson was the first female country artist to headline and sell-out The Garden in 1974 (I don’t have the foggiest who this is, not that that says much).
— Taylor Swift: The teen country singer sold out the Garden in August 2009 at her Fearless Tour. She sold out it in a record of 1 minute. (I think it’s her b-day today, so a little tribute here to Taylor — you go guurrrlll!)
— The Beatles: The Garden is the only venue that each of the four former members of The Beatles played solo concerts after the breakup of the band – although not at the same time. (Wonder if @abeneubanks knows this trivia — don’t see how he can consider himself a true Beatles fan if not). 🙂
That just looked like such a blast. Actually, you guys (KC and the whole crew) always look like you are having such a blast, from the tiniest hole in the wall venue at some far flung corner of the world to MSG. I think that’s the secret more than anything — just do what you love and love what you do. I know it’s prolly not all guts and glory (“I’ve heard this life is overrated” from the song “Here Without You” by Three Doors Down — and how cool am I to be able to pull that lyric out of the air like that?), and the grass is always greener and all that, but man, I’ve got some drunken heroine addict hurling in the alley outside my window here as I type, and I don’t think the grass growing out of the crack in the cement that he is hurling on is getting any greener from it.
Anyway, LOL, hope that wasn’t overly graphic (though that is what *I* love to do), but just glad you seem to be appreciating the dream while you are living it, and you and the entire band seem to be doing it in a relatively alert and sober fashion, too — (ahem, “relatively” being the operative word here 🙂 ). Life is too short to do otherwise. Keep on keeping on…
LOL. Uh, oh. I think I may be scaring the chillins again. Eek!
It’s okay, jasper. It’s just me rambling on and on to the crickets. Everybody here knows to just skip over my stuff when it gets to be too much, but if it really bothers you, you can always complain to my publisher: Novels for My Shrink. 🙂