Monday, September 07, 2009

In Suburbia

We got back from vacation late last Sunday and have been gearing up for the fall to begin. Today I could see my breath while walking this morning. Hard to believe that just 8 days ago I was sweating in thick humidity south of the Mason-Dixon line.

But what got me through the past week of non-stop school forms, new schedules, missing soccer gear, and work re-entry was knowing that I was going to see the Pet Shop Boys in concert for the first time with my dear friend who didn't make last year's Yaz show. They were suppose to open for Depeche Mode in the mid-1980's but canceled right before the tour began because they couldn't get the sound right (or how I remember it).

PSB came onstage and I did not stop dancing (and hurt all day Sunday for that). They sang the oldies "West End Girls", "Always on my Mind" and "It's a Sin". They sang from the new album (which I LOVE if you are looking for new music) as well as a hysterical cover of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida".

The song that resonated with me the most though was "Surburbia".

Because that is where I - now the soccer mom - reside in denial.

I only wanted something else to do but
Hang around
Hang around
Hang around

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial


Jen said...

Glad you had a great time! I'm not great with concerts any more - must be my age. I can take quieter venues, but... gah.

Ambassador said...

You may reside in Suburbia but your heart lives in the Big City...glad you had a great time.

Fourier Analyst said...

Oh, I guess you aren't doing the linky thing any more. Oh well, I'm still playing!

Goofball said...

hurray for all the fun concerts you get to attend.

Brillig said...

Okay, you always do the coolest things. And yeah. I love the song Suburbia. And I'd love to hear the Viva La Vida cover-- I'll have to see if I can find it.

Gunfighter said...

Oh... suburbia isn't so bad. At least, that is what I keep telling myself.