Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
All the recent posts about concerts and music had me reminiscing about my first concert, Adam Ant in 1984. We dressed up in costume and makeup for it, and I mostly remember dancing and singing all the way through the concert. It was a high energy performance, but sadly, this was at the very end of AA's popularity. He seemed to disappear off the face of the earth afterwards. I blew the dust off my old photo album and pulled out this picture of the guys that I went with.
I saved the ticket stub, too, and was astounded to see that the ticket only cost $12.50. Per the notes on my album, my favorite song at the time was Don't Be Square, but apparently my overies nearly exploded at Physical, especially as by 1984 he'd added a flashdance-style water drench to the act. Teenagers and their bubbling hormones!
EDIT: This version of Physical is probably closer to what I saw at the 1984 concert, since it includes the strip-tease.