So I’m 44. That means I was 17 when 1990 started. Which means… I LOVE the 80s.
Granted, I wasn’t in my 20s so I didn’t enjoy them to their fullest potential, but I love them nonetheless- The music, the movies, TV, the big hair, the styles, the sweat suits, MTV actually playing music videos, the seat suits…
A few years ago, Long Island venue the Nassau Coliseum closed. The NY Islanders hockey team had to move out, to Brooklyn. It was a big change in the area.
I’ve seen many a show at the Coliseum: Madonna, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Sam Kinison amongst the biggest names. Good times .
But wait, what’s this? It’s re-opening? Ooooh, it was just under construction. Cool.
And yes, as a commemoration, Saint Billy of Hicksville will be the inaugural act. Well done, Billy.
Then… the other day… I saw an ad for another show at the Coliseum: Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla.
Holy Hair Rock, Batman! Great line up (though truth be told, I think I only know 1 Tesla songs, the re-make of Signs. https://youtu.be/jL0GLLFg62I
But still, Def Leppard alone would be worth the 80s while. And Poison? Heck, Talk Dirty to Me is one of my go-to karaoke songs.)
Except one thing… I’M LIVING TIGHT TO PAY OFF MY HUGE CREDIT CARD DEBT!!!!! A concert is not worth the exception. It’s not. Especially when I need to visit my parents in Florida. I need to make that happen.
(Sigh) Oh well. I’m going to put out into the universe that I’m open to free tix for this show, and let it do the work. I WILL make this happen. The tickets… or more preferably the