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Filed under : Music
On October 26, 2006
At 5:30 pm
Comments : 22

Last night, KP and I went to go see The Killers at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Now, I’ve seen The Killers before and it was free. Well, actually it was $30 round trip on the Fung Wah bus to Boston since I saw them (with Interpol opening) at a WFNX show. But since I went with NewMother Jan, I consider the $30 as the cost to see her, and the show as being free. But this time I bought the tickets before the CD came out and you know how that is. New CD! Accompanying show! This is the kind of thing that induces you to pay $65 to see a band that used to be free.

I think the thing that struck us most about the show was how clean and fresh the whole place was. It didn’t really feel like you were at a rock show. Have you seen this venue? CBGB’s it ain’t. People were drinking cocktails with glow sticks in them. Plus, there was no pot smell at all. In fact, it kind of smelled like Bath & Body Works. As KP remarked, “this is the only show I’ve ever been to where people are moisturizing between sets.”

But it got more bizarre, because at some point this family arrived from a distant planet to sit right in front of us. It was a thirty-something guy, his 5 year old kid (holding a bag that said “Happy Birthday”) and a woman who was either the thirty-something’s elderly mother or else maybe his cleaning lady. We weren’t sure. Right after the band went on, though, the woman lit up a joint and proceeded to rock out, I kid you not. Then her son (or employee) pulled out a video camera and videoed the whole show (while singing along) and only took breaks to let the little boy do some filming. Because illegal videoing is a family affair, naturally!

To our right was a passel of five jock type guys who seemed to be playing a game where only four of them could be seated at any one time. So every few minutes another one would shift back past us and then yet another would leave. It was a little distracting. Well, KP and I were busy as usual cracking each other up like the 12 year olds we are, so maybe we were in fact distracting them. But come on, you gotta laugh at “Play ‘Touch Me I’m Dick!” OK, maybe it’s just me.

But it was a decent show even though for the second time now they avoided playing “Believe Me Natalie.”  And now that they have two albums they could play for longer than an hour. Not that they did by much. But I’m sure next time they come the tickets will be $125 and I’ll look back at this as the good old days. Or maybe I’ll just go to the mall and listen to “Believe Me Natalie” on my iPod at Bath & Body Works and forget the whole thing.

By the way, if you’ve ever seen The Killers live, do you think Brandon Flowers thinks he’s sexy? Maybe a little bit? Nah.


The Killers – Believe Me Natalie


22 Comments for this post

  1. KP says:

    Good times dude, good times. Most fun I’ve had with my clothes on in a lonnnnggg time. I big pink puffy heart Brandon.

  2. sobie says:

    I big pink puffy heart Brandon, too.

    Wait, I may be talking about a different Brandon here, though. 🙂

    *My* Brandon likes my muffins.


  3. KP says:

    Doesn’t everyone like your muffins Sob?

  4. Matt says:

    Killers are great; I’d love to see them live.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. RN says:

    I am sooooo jealous.

    Please tell me that Killer concerts or the like are part of the ROTM package.


    RN aka ROTM rOctober

  6. Shark says:

    I saw in Newsweek that Brandon Flowers is Mormon. Which made me laugh just a wee little bit after seeing The Killers tour rider online.

  7. KP says:

    Brandon…le sigh.

  8. Becca says:

    Yes, didn’t I mention? Killers concert with every ROTM nod.

    Shark, really? Well, I’m sorry but I can’t respect a man who doesn’t drink coffee.

  9. Sarpon says:

    Yeah, cause eternal polygamy in the celestial kingdom is one thing, but earthly life without lattè is just whacky!

  10. RN says:

    Ed Zachery Sarpon.

    Becca, that nod didn’t look sincere.

  11. Becca says:

    Oh, my lawyer said to mention that “Killers concert” can be substituted for with a Krispy Kreme donut should The Killers not be in town during your visit.

  12. Shark says:

    I’m not sure how devout he is with the coffee thing. They sure do drink a lot of booze, and I don’t think that’s on the Mormon “to do” list.

  13. Jan says:

    I thought The Killers were *our* special thing, Bec.

  14. Becca says:

    Well, this is coming from the woman who doesn’t eat lobster because God said not to, so keep that in mind.

    OMG, OMG, what are you doing here, Jan?

  15. KP says:

    I’m pretty sure Brandon likes cupcakes too.

  16. RN says:

    Jan, you forget that I am *special

    Becca, when you say Krispy Kreme do you mean dirty martini?

  17. penguindeb says:

    YES!! Brandon Floers is a wee bit sexy live- in a bizarre way.

    I saw them here in LV twice (thank you dbf)in august ish? september? i dunno-sometime around there. They were at really small venues – clubs really. the first he seemed actually nervous and the crowd sucked.

    The second was much better- a fantastic show. He rocked, they rocked, the crowd rocked. even dbf who hates concerts liked it.

    oh. and from the new CD? ‘My List’ is going to be played over, and over, and over again. I can see it now. I love that song.

  18. Shark says:

    Oh my gosh, I was just wondering if Deb was still alive. You should check your email more often.

  19. KP says:


    Did you have cupcakes with Brandon?

  20. penguindeb says:

    Sharky! I just checked it YAY! expect return mail soon.

    KP! I bought boots Friday. I thought of you. I really did.

    Cupcakes with B? why did he make me some and i missed it?

  21. DonniesGirl says:

    I saw The Killers on SNL a few weeks ago and I thought Ronnie Vannucci looked like Earl from My Name Is Earl.

  22. MzH says:

    Thank you for reminding me of my pre-parenthood days. I remember one show I went to, a couple brought their 2 year old son dressed up in a leetle tiny leather biker jacket so he could see Daddy’s band. I hope the kid can still hear.

    I’m glad you had fun!

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