Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Piano Men

Dave and I celebrated Valentine's Day by seeing Elton John and Billy Joel in concert. The couple in front of us was practically having sex right there in their seats and I really wanted to accidentally spill my drink on them. I honestly think she was a paid escort. He was way too nerdy to get a buxom, scantily clad Amazon like her. But I digress.

Billy and Elton are just magic together. We've seen them separately, Billy Joel twice or three times, and Elton up close and personal in Vegas a few years back. They did not disappoint. They seemed to genuinely enjoy performing together. Also, it's worth noting that Facebook is a game changer. One of Dave's friends posted that he and his wife were there so Dave met them for a drink. Hilarie posted that she and Steve were there and I could see exactly where they were seated from the picture she posted from the show.

There is just something about piano music. It all started with George Winston in college and progressed from there to Five for Fighting and Billy and Elton. Maybe five years ago we had a family that we did not know very well over to dinner. The father turned out to be a classically-trained-pianist-now-technology-sales-person and he indulged us.

I celebrated my 40th birthday with five girlfriends in Savannah. We went to Savannah Smiles, a dueling piano bar. As much fun as the evening was and as hoarse was we were the next day, my takeaway was the young soldiers, chain smoking and tripping over themselves drunk, on the cusp of deployment.

Happy Valentine's Day all!


Tristan said...

Happy Valentines Day!

I totally want to see both of those guys in concert! I love their music! Especially Elton.

I totally would have been cracking jokes loud enough for the couple having sex to hear if I were there with you!

Postcards From The Hedge said...

Spilling your drink sounds like a public service. Next time please do! Seriously, those people need a wake up call.