Do You Realize?

The Kings Of Visual Stimulation
I’ve got a confession to make. Prior to last night I had never seen the Flaming Lips in concert. Sure, I was familiar with their catalog of music, but never had I attended one of their shows.

Last night my friends Mike, Sandy, Steve and I ponied up for some reserved seats in the lower balcony (section 201, row G to be exact) of The Tabernacle. While it was nice having a reserved seat (not to be used at all once the show begins), there is something about the architecture of The Tabernacle that makes these seats less than desireable; perhaps it’s the low roof created by the upper balcony or the poor visibilty of the stage once everyone stands. I shan’t be getting them again.

As anyone who has seen a Flaming Lips show will tell you, the show they put on is fucking phenomenal! From the very first song the large video screen positioned behind the band played video clips (the funniest one was the clip of Jon Stewart introducing the band to play “She Don’t Use Jelly” on his now-ancient MTV talk show), large balloons are thrown into the crowd to be batted around during the show, and smoke and confetti are expelled into the air. If that wasn’t enough, audience members, who were selected before the show, are dressed up as Santa Claus and aliens and get to dance up on stage for the entire show. Oh, did I mention that the stage hands and stage photographer were dressed up in superheroes costumes?

Other things seen at the show…

  • my friends Betsy and Terri (there were more in their group but they were the only two I actually saw)
  • a child no older than eight sitting in front of me (at least his parents made him use ear plugs)
  • a girl dressed as a nurse (I would have liked to gotten ill around her)

(fuck I need to fix the CSS for my blog!)

Bonk My Head Once, Shame On Me…
There must have been something in the air yesterday. Twice I bonked my head in the same spot while getting into two different SUVs. To make matters stranger, how I managed to hit the same spot on my noggin once while getting into the passenger’s side and then once while getting in the driver’s side befuddles me.

ITP Flickr Pic
I really need to get out and shoot. I’ve milked my Colorado pictures for all that they are worth. This will be the last on I post here. I promise…

Corner Of A Gravesite Fence

…unless of course I change my mind tomorrow. 🙂

The Idiocracy Of It All!
Anyone out there seen Idiocracy yet? Haven’t heard of it? I am not surprised. Apparently Fox has all but dumped Mike Judge’s latest offering into limited markets with little-to-no marketing. Hell, according to it’s already available on DVD through Amazon, but after checking I see that it is only available for pre-order.

According to what I read the movie is a comedy about a guy who is placed into hibernation for 500 years by the government and when he is revived realizes that he is the smartest person in the world. I’m sure it won’t be another Office Space (another of Judge’s films), but it sounds like it’s fairly funny. I just might have to go check it out tonight over at Atlantic Station (because I will never go see a movie at North Dekalb Mall again). Maybe while I’m there I’ll scope around looking for Mike Boogie’s restaurants…

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair to Midland
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing TV On The Radio — “Wolf Like Me”
Website Of The Day – Have you ever wanted to be cheap frugal? If so then Thrifty Fun has made an entire website for you to peruse.
Exercise (b)Log – nuttin’, this has turned into a bad week

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Do You Realize?

  1. Steve says:

    What happened at North Dekalb? That is normally our venue of choice, whenever I decide a movie is worthwhile.

    – FP

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    There always seemed to be people talking in the theater when I’d go there. Along with people talking on a cell phone and bringing babies to a movie, that’s one of my big movie pet peeves.

  3. Michelle says:

    Regarding North Dekalb Mall: It used to be a decent place to see a film, but the last time I was there (a few weeks ago), the theater climate was clammy and had the nastiest damp smell. Sort of like one’s basement after a flood; I’m guessing they had some water damage from rain. I couldn’t wait to get out of there and it really detracted from my enjoyment of the movie


  4. k1ng says:

    I saw Idiocracy a couple weeks ago at Atlantic Station. It was funny but was still lacking a lot. It’s worth a watch, just don’t go in with high expectations. Let us know what you think after you see it.

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