Sunday, May 14, 2006

INXS Switched on Tour: Toronto, ON - 5/14/2006

I'm back from TO!!!!! The big smoke! The big concert!!! OMFG!!!

This all started with me sitting in my car at a red light, singing along some songs on Switch. The guy in the car next to me was looking at me, and when our eyes met, we burst out laughing. I rolled down my window and yelled, "Good music!!!" and smiled my sexiest smile. He was smiling from ear to ear. :)

I met the whole gang at Fionns, and can I just say the rockbanders are the best of the best of the best? Because of d75scorpio, I was drinking Cosmo and got drunk pretty quickly. *LOL* Sorry if I talked your ears off guys!!!

It was so cool to meet all of you for the first time and see some of you again!!! I met NotEnoughTime (you are gorgeous my friend!) and her friend (hope you'll start posting at RB!!!), tmagic who was great to talk to!, I saw b4beth and emufarmer again (you girls just rock my socks, I love you!), Radioshoes and cancon who were excited to see Timmy, aussieb, who's one of the funniest people out there, Shiplato, who's more beautiful and funny as anyone can imagine, Serendipity, tall, blonde, skinny, funny and beautiful, I hate her (kidding of course!!!), ember, who was as excited to come to the ACC as if it was her first show, Junkyardmessiah!!!! She has the best smile - sorry we didn't get to chat more! - SassyKatie, love ya girl!, SalvationJane, you are such a sweety!, NewINXSfan, who's the cutest out there and so, so so nice!, beinghuman, who was the best concert partner ever, giggles, THANK YOU!!! for picking such a great place to meet! JDIMH, I'm glad you stayed around and chatted this time! I would have love to buy you a drink (even non-alcoholic!)!

I probably forget some people - I'm sorry if I did!!! Know that I had a blast meeting you all, and that I would do it all over again!

I gotta mention inzane last. This guy is the most generous soul out there. Buddy, I love, love, love you!!! Thank you sooooooooooo much! It would have never been the same without you.

I had originally bought a 7th row ticket at the presale. Upgraded to 4th row center, because of the generous NIF. Thank you girl!!! So I got to my seat, stayed in there while Stabilo played. I definitely will be checking them out, they were great! When they were done, I went up to 3rd row, a little more center. Chatted with a really nice woman who was there by herself. The seat owners showed up, but it was cool. I went off to the right side a bit, and sat in the third row near b4beth for a while, until the seat owners showed up again. There was a guy who was laughing at me coz I was moving from seat to seat so much. ;) Then the beautiful b4beth gestured to me that there were a few empty seats right in front of her - second row. I moved up, just as the seat owners came. Not to worry, I saw inzane, beinghuman and a few others in the front row. With just a minute before the harmonica of Suicide Blonde started, I moved up and went to say hi to inzane, fully expecting to return to my 4th row seat. But no! inzane insisted that I stayed with him up front. More over, he insisted that I stood in front of him!!! I was against the railing! I was right in front of Tim the whole night. In the FUCKING FRONT ROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, on with the show!!! What an incredible night it was. As soon as the curtain fell and the music began, I was in another world. In a BSC/INXS world! It was simply incredible. Same set list as before, complete with HotGirls and Perfect Strangers. No mike stand sex, but instead a wonderful, beautiful guitar solo, courtesy of Mr. Andrew Farris. Every song was spot on, JD's voice was flawless, he was sexy, he was playful, and everyone was having a blast. Garry was simply the happiest man on earth up there on that stage. Andrew was in fine form, too. I didn't see much of Kirk, but he did seem less playful than usual. I heard his daughter was there. Jon was as handsome as ever, and Tim, well, he was on fire. FIRE!!! JD.... He was all that we all hoped he would be. He's a seasoned performer by now. What a difference since Massey Hall!!! And he was GREAT at Massey!!!

I had quite a lot of love from the band tonight! JD gave me 4 solid eyefucks, long, hard, intense eyefucks. *thud* He crouched down in front of me once, close enough that I was able to touch his hand. Than he ran along the front row, and I was again able to touch his hand and his soft arm. WOW! But my best JD moment happened just before Pretty Vegas. JD was asking the crowd how they were doing, or something to that effect. There was a pause, and I ceased the occasion. I yelled, "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!!!" JD turned to me, looked at and pointed at me, started smiling than laughed and then turned to the audience and screamed "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!!!" *poof* *thud* *dead* *poodlepee my pants*!!!

I also got some love from Timmy!!! He was eyeing me all night, but looking at everyone else, too. At some point, during a quieter time, I yelled "I love you Timmy!!!". He looked at me and smiled and said something like "I love you too honey". SQUEEEEEEEE!!! *poof* *thud* *dead*. Also, during NTUA, just before he starts his guitar work, the song stops, and he comes right in front of me, asking the crowd to make some noise for him. A few of us started screaming "Play the fucking riff timmy!" over and over again... Until he did. He went back to his spot and he was laughing his ass off!!!

I also got some love from Jon! SQUEEEE!!! He was looking at me and I blew him a kiss. He moved his head to the side, as if the kiss had hit him on the cheek. Then he smiled and pointed at me. *poof* *thud* *dead* *smoking*!!!

What a night, and what a wonderful way for me to end my second leg of the tour!!! It was a night like no other!!!

After the concert, a few of us went to the INXS after party to see Ty, Mig, Tara and Suzie. Mig is definitely a lot better looking in person, and his voice is a lot better too. I actually quite liked him. Ty was also impressive, and a lot different than on the show. He was happy and playful. It was an alright concert, they played a lot of songs they sang on RSINXS, including Suzie singing "Loosing My Religion" with JD's arrangements. We left before it was over tho.

Poor inzane, I don't think he knew what hit him. I screamed, I pogoed, I danced my booty off!!! I hope I didn't scare him too much. *smooches to inzane*

When is the next time they'll be in TO???

Friday, May 12, 2006

INXS Switched on Tour: Ottawa, ON - 5/12/2006

What a wonderful time I had in Ottawa! From the drive with emufarmer - what a riot this girl is! - and b4beth - she rocks!!!, to the concert to our little adventure in the rain, this was one of the most fun I've had in a long time. The drive to Ottawa was so much fun! Those 5 hours went by so quickly with those two girls. We chatted almost non-stop all the way to Ottawa, listening to INXS, giggling like schoolgirls (we did a lot of that in Ottawa). :)

The concert was AMAZING! JD's voice was spot on, almost perfect. The best I've heard him so far. WOW!!! He started with Suicide Blonde of course, wearing a magnificent pink shirt and a fitted blazer. *poof* *thud* *dead* right there! He looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good in pink. They did Hot Girls which rocked live (still prefer the album version, but it's a great song for a concert!) and they played Perfect Strangers for us!!!! WOOHOO!!! How freaking happy I was to hear that one. The rest of the set list was the same as before. No Disappear tho. I think my favorite of the night was Never Let You Go again. Andrew was bouncing at the keyboards, shaking his maracas, it was sooooooooooo cool to see him do that! Taste It was completely AMAZING, even without the mike stand sex. They did an extended bridge, and we were treated to a long, wonderful, beautiful jam session, featuring mostly the wonderful guitar work of Mr. Andrew Farris. WOW!!!!! Seriously, as much as I love the mike stand sex, it really was great to hear and feel the music, and have Andrew be featured like that. It was great!

My ticket was 2nd row, last seat on the side aisle. The front row was shorter, so I had no one in front of me, but I was so far off to the side that I couldn't see very well. I had moved to 2nd row dead center, but the seat owners showed up, and so Rouquine and I moved to the 3rd row, dead center. I FREAKING LOVED IT!!! I had an awesome view of everyone, especially Jon. His eyes were so sparkly last night! He was playing a lot with the front row people, throwing smiles and making eye contact a lot. Kirk was awesome, and acknowledged me two or three times, smiling and winking. :) I love me some Kirk! Tim was ON FIRE at the beginning of the show, bouncing around and having fun. He didn't venture to much on Kirk side, but I saw plenty of Timmy, and I loved it. During Need You Tonight, during the part "I'm lonely, Can't think at all, Gonna Live my life", he makes some little gestures to go with the words, and I did them with him. He smiled at me while we "danced" together, it was cool. :) Andrew got a huge crowd reaction when he came to the front to play his guitar (can't remember which song). He had fun on NLYG, and it's just great to see him have such a blast. At some point JD was smoking, and he gave a puff to Andrew, who took it and nodded his head at him. Garry came up front a whole lot last night, and he looks really, really good. Love his "new" look! He doesn't interact as much with the crowd, but I love watching him play and really get into the music. He makes the best faces while playing!

JD... I had such a clear view of JD last night. His voice was perfect! I had my first, albeit quick, eye fuck, then a second, then a third (I think). They were brief, only a sec or two, but *thud*... Maybe I imagined this, but I don't care! JD looked at me and his eyes said I was beautiful and I ate it up! *LOL*

How delusional am I, really? *LOL*

I'm glad I got to see the band at Massey Hall, in such an intimate venue, and tho I missed that last night, JD is growing so much as a performer, and the show was even better than at Massey Hall (in my opinion anyway). JD did his little rap thing, and rapped a few more time here and there, and introduced the band on Taste It while singing. I love that he is putting more and more of himself in the show. It feels like the songs are really his now.

After the show, we wanted to go to that bar a 448er invited us to. No taxi in sight, and it was pouring rain! We had quite a nice time in the rain tho. :) But after being soaked like we were, we ended up going back to the hotel, dried ourselves up, and b4beth, emufarmer, suzieblue (the best roommate ever!!!) and I hung out in our room, drinking, talking, giggling, laughing our asses off. There's a basketball team out there that will never be the same thanks to us! ;)

The drive back home was great with suzieblue. Thanks so much girl!!! *hugs and kisses*

Rouquine, thanks for the chips you left in our room. ;) And thanks for being such a great concert buddy! I love seeing you pee your pants everytime JD would jump. I think I got more enjoyment at seeing you squee than seeing JD jump! Although I too find it pretty hot... ;) I LOVE YOU!!!

Sernie, it was really, really nice to meet you and your friend! Has she been converted to the power of the BSC yet? ;) I hope to see you again soon!

aussiemomma, you are one hot babe! I'm so glad you got to see the band from the front. You are a blast and I love your accent!

d75scorpio, you are a riot girl. Thanks for the shooter! And I agree with you - that mike stand is either pregnant or having its period! ;) You are too funny! Are you coming to TO? *hint hint*

ottawafan, it was so nice to meet you and your daughter! I'm sorry we didn't get to chat more, but I'm glad you came to the restaurant. What an awesome time we had!

To my partners in crime - b4beth, emufarmer and suzieblue... Girls, I love you, and I had a blast with you three. We may not have ended the night the way we would have liked it, but the umbrella sure was nice!!! I'd do the EXACT SAME THING over again if given the choice! Well, except maybe for the part where we were only 4 in the cab...

TO tomorrow!!!