Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Things that chap my ass: Farewell tours

Back in the day, 1989 to be exact, the Rolling Stones got together after a 7 year break, put together the "Steel Wheels" tour and touted it as the "farewell tour". I like the Stones but I don't love the Stones. My boss urged me to attend because it would be the last opportunity to see them perform live. My best friend was dying to go so we plunked down the cash and purchased the minimum 4 ticket offering. The concert was okay but I still seethe every time I hear of yet another Rolling Stones "farewell tour". I said good-bye 20 years ago, go already.

Same damn thing for Zebra and The Cold. Geez Louise, they've had so many farewell tours they should issue punch tickets and you get free admission to the 12th one. Best thing to happen to the Beatles? John Lennon got shot so the farewell tour discussions finally ended.

This is my free advice to you: Don't fall the farewell tour hype. It's a lie.

The new lie: "Retirement". Think Cher, Barbra or any football player.

Heard about that guy in the 23 year coma? Maybe we should call it his farewell tour.


f1trey said...

I love the line in tootsie when dustin hoffman says were you ever famous?? "no" then how can you be a has been.....

Kimberly said...

The Coma Patient is making a comeback.

Kittie Howard said...

And they all come to the D.C. area, the Verizon Center, Wolftrap, for big bucks...Neil Diamond sounded like he had a frog in his throat...I didn't go to any, and cautioned others it was a ripoff, but they went and bitched and bitched...oh, well, life is full of choices...great blog!

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