Thursday, January 04, 2007

Flash the lights and sound the sirens...

The Police may be going on tour!

In 1983, a friend called to offer me her extra ticket to a show on their Synchronicity tour and I had to turn it down. I can't recall the details, but I'm sure it had something to do with high price, short notice, and deep parental concern. I've since seen Sting, but, you know - it's not the same.

It looks like 24 years of patience may finally be paying off.

5 comments:

mcewen said...

Oh I don't know about that! Have you seen a recent photograph - they look almost as decrepid as I do - 24 years = nearly two and a half decades, or several life times depending upon your perspective!
Ah, did I burst your bubble? I'll loan you my extra dark sunglasses and then the view will be all rosy again.
Cheers dears

mom-nos said...

Ah, but mcewen, you're forgetting that Paul McCartney is the standard by which I judge. My bubble remains intact.

My son is not the only person in this family who's Not Even Wrong. ;-)

Lisa/Jedi said...

Wowee!! I saw the Synchronicity tour back in '83- still have my souvenir bandanna, untouched, unworn... :) It was unbelieveably awesome. Sigh.

I'll bet that these guys can still rock- my burning question is: will Flock of Seagulls be opening for them again...? (& would I want to see them after all this time... heh)

Susan said...

It's been 24 years since I missed my opportunity to see The Police, Joan Jett, and REM at Shea Stadium. It was all I wanted for my 14th birthday and I still couldn't get my parents to take me.

Now my mom tells me that she regrets not seeing them.

Sigh. It's doubtful they'll be hitting Austin, TX. Most road shows only do Dallas and Houston...

MOM-NOS said...

Susan, I feel your pain. I've seen REM several times, but one of my other big concert regrets is that I passed up the opportunity to see them VERY early on in their career - post-Murmur, and pre-Reckoning - at a tiny little local theater. At the time, I only knew Radio Free Europe so I just didn't bother. In retrospect, I can't believe I didn't jump at the opportunity.