Sooooo last month I got to go to a concert that I have been excited about all summer.
That's right ladies...I got to see the one and only...
No I'm not kidding.
Yes I really went.
Yes I really wanted to.
And no, this wasn't the first time I've seen him in concert.
There are three things I want to say about this and then I have 2 questions to ask:
#1. The point of this post: Most people who thrift have some sort of Holy Grail they are searching for---that one item that they would just die to have. I've never been like that. Ever. I just love to rummage and be pleasantly surprised by some vintage item that I never knew existed but now must take home. And I'm still like that mostly...but now I have a quest...The Diamond Girl T-shirt.
When I saw Neil years ago they were selling black T-shirts that said "Diamond Girl" written in rhinestones at the concert. But I didn't buy one because they cost $30 and I was a poor college student.
I've regretted it ever since...come on...a bejeweled Neil Diamond concert T-shirt...I should have begged for money!
This time I was determined to score me one of those shirts...NO MATTER WHAT.
We even arrived at the concert more than an hour early, visited every vendor but sadly they don't make that shirt anymore.
Now I have a quest...a mission...to find me one of those shirts...and one day I'll be able to post a photo of me wearing that delightfully tacky t-shirt! And that will be awesome! (The skirt, not the photo of me wearing it.)
#2. A side note: I really do love Neil Diamond. He was one of the staples at our house growing up....I was raised listening to him. I think I know all the lyrics to all his songs...and his Christmas album??? Forget about it! It wouldn't be Christmas without it.
Am I ashamed about my love for Neil? No way. In fact, you want to know who else I love? Let's see...how about Jon Denver...total love (listened to him today in fact), oh and then there is Kenny Rogers. Don't even get me started...which makes me think...how cool would a 1980's Kenny concert t-shirt be? Especially one with his feathered hair and full beard! Man that would be like the best shirt ever!!!! Now my quest is a two part mission.
(My wacky music list goes on...but now I'm too distracted thinking about my mythical Kenny Rogers T-shirt.)
#3. Something I noticed: Did you know Neil Diamond is 71 years old? He has been on tour since before I was born. And he is still the man. You can tell that guy LOVES what he does. I mean he really is into his music. When he played and sang he didn't seem like he was 71. I think when you do what you love you stay young.
Now for the questions:
#1. Do you have a thrifted holy grail that you are searching for?
(If so, what is it?)
#2. Do you have any guilty pleasure musicians that you listen to?
(I know you do...MC Hammer?... The Pointer Sisters?...Rod Stewart?...come on...do tell...we're all friends here!)
PS: Did you notice that polyester shirt I was wearing at the concert flapping in the breeze? Thrifted. $2. It's no Diamond girl shirt but I wear it...
PS Again: Thank you Jake and Stacy for taking us to the concert. We had so much fun. The only way I can describe the kind of time we had is as "SO GOOD SO GOOD SO GOOD". (And yes I know that you two are the only ones who will get that so I'll end this post by saying BAHM BAHM BAHM.)
***One last thing the governor was there at the concert and he declared July 28th Neil Diamond day in Utah. You better believe that I'll be celebrating that next year.