It has been awhile since we went to a live show. When the boyfriend asked if I wanted to go see John 5 on Halloween, it seemed like the thing to do. If you know who John 5 is, you know that I could not say no. He could have escaped from a Tim Burton movie in the past.
So we went to Cleveland. The weather was crap but this is Ohio so it is expected.
I really thought that the crowd would be younger. I was prepared to be the old lady in the crowd but thankfully that was not the case. There were a couple people that were old enough to be my parents.
The stage was really low so it was extremely difficult to see anyone on stage. There weren’t any drum risers either. The boyfriend and I are short so it’s an issue when tall people are in the front. I took one or two good photos. Most of the time, I just looked at what photos the giant next to me was taking. That’s how I got to see anything on stage.
Honestly, we were just happy to be there and not outside trick or treating so everything was cool for awhile.
Then Jack and Sally plus another drunk couple and a guy that wanted to mosh came into the picture.
The drunk couple was constantly going from their spot to wherever they went – probably the bar. Then it’s like they were chasing each other and could never find the other. They were both pushy – pushing to get back to their spot or away from their spot. It was not appreciated after the 2nd time. The pushing happened many, many times. The boyfriend and I were holding hands but the guy wanted to push through us. Not happening. He finally gave up and went around us.
Jack and Sally were kind of jerks. Jack was pretty sociable – I mean, he is the Pumpkin King. So he went off on his own for about 20 minutes. Sally was not pleased. It could be because of the Mosh guy who stood right in front of her.
Jack finally comes back and Sally nags at him for awhile. The Mosh guy moves behind Sally and now he is right in front of me. I’m super excited about this change. When John 5 starts to play, Mosh guy starts to jump up and down. I pushed him into Sally so he wouldn’t jump on my feet. No regrets. I would push him again. Actually, I think I did. He finally moved. He tried to mosh again with Jack and Sally but they were not amused. Jack pushed him towards some giants and was never seen again. Well, he was not seen inside the bar anyway.
After Mosh guy moved, the concert is going well. Jack and Sally have settled their problems. John 5 is shredding like he does. Life is good.
Then pushy lady comes back and she is druuuuunk. Seriously inebriated and pushier than ever. She stops directly in front of me. Not a fan of this move. I may have nudged her. Anyway, she pushed her way in between Jack and Sally and different couple – The Hipsters. Pushy lady is dancing away and spilling her drink on everyone – Me, Jack and Sally, The Hipsters and more. Hipster guy says something to her. She is offended. She probably ruined his suede fringe jacket.
Then she says something like, “Well, enjoy your show!” And leaves in pushy huff. Of course, she runs into me again. I may have shoved her away to help her leave. The lady next to me was also eternally grateful for her departure.
P.S. I recommend seeing John 5 live! He is really amazing!