Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Another sign of the apocalypse

There has been some talk about the end of days with all the natural disasters and other ongoing events in the world. Well, I do believe I have definitive proof that world is ending soon. I attended a concert last night stone-cold sober.
I know not exactly Earth-shatterning news to some of you, but hear me out.
I can't recall ever going to a concert sober. And my definition of a concert does not include the Philharmonic. I am talking rocking out with your cock out.
So ever since Mr. Shife, actually that would probably be Teen Shife, got the OK from the parental units to attend concerts, booze and live music went hand in hand. I listened to Nancy Reagan and said no to drugs, but I said yes to alcohol.
A little background about me. I attended a rural high school with not much to do on the weekends so we always tried to score beers. After high school, I spent a semester at a college in Illinois where I partied hard and basically flunked out. I then joined the Navy and really got my groove on. After playing with the seaman,
I attended the University of Idaho and joined a fraternity. U of I has an awesome Greek system and there were a lot of parties. So as you can see, I have been sculpted and transformed into a party animal. Some of you may think that I am flaming alcoholic (I have been called worse) but I just think I am an overachiever.
Anyway, so you can see why attending a concert sober is huge.
But as I reflect today on last night's show, I was just wore out. Mrs. Shife and I have been going non-stop since the end of September with weddings, trips to Mexico, our anniversary, road trips, concerts and a Halloween party. Basically we have been partying since the last week of September and my liver needed a break.
So it probably won't be the last concert I attend sober, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Rock on.

27 comments:

angel, jr. said...

From a medical standpoint, I've always wondered what happened when you give your organs a break from their usual "grind".

Vince said...

Angel - they explode and you die!

Shife, this news saddens me.

mrshife said...

I am sorry Vince. I had to sit one out. I am going to a football game in 2 weeks and I will be black-out drunk just for you. And if it makes you feel any better, I am wasted at work right now. Woo hoo.

cher said...

being pregnant, i do everything sober. i too went to a concert sober about a month and a bit ago. it was different that's for sure. it was nickleback and they were throwing beer into the crowd mocking me. bastards.

dashababy said...

So Mr. Shife, who did you see? or hear? Anyone good? Neil Diamond maybe? Anne Murray?

LOL@ Cher, I'm sorry but that was funny..."mocking me". I love Nichelback too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have watched that Cowboys and cards game drunk you would have liked it more ahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahah.....White Sox World Champs
Dallas Cowboys next?????

mrshife said...

We saw Cross Canadian Ragweed. They are a little bit country and whole lot rock and roll.

mrshife said...

And the next time I see you anonymous I am punching you in the balls. I swear to fat bassets I am just going to walk over and punch you right in the cash and prizes.

totolehero said...

at least smoke up next time... geez !

Phats said...

what frat were you a part of?

the duck said...

That's crazy. I've never gone to a concert with so much as one drink in me. I'm not a big drinker anyway, but I would think I'd appreciate the music/experience more sober. I did get quite the contact high at a DMB concert once though...

Vince said...

It does make me feel a little better, albeit incredibly jealous.

Oh yeah, btw, I hate to say it on your own blog, but I agree with anon... go 'Boys!

sc said...

I tried going to a concert sober one time but it didn't work out. Once it hits your lips its so good.

mrshife said...

Vince -- Anon is my little brother and he is having a banner frickin' year when it comes to sports. First, the Tar Heels win, then the White Sox, and the Cowboys have a shot.

Phats -- Delta Chi.

And Duck I usually enjoy the musical experience better with a few beers in the tank. It helps me tolerate all the rude assholes that tend to hang out at concerts.

Phats said...

sigma chi here

totolehero said...

IS POT COMMON IN THE STATES ?

i know it's illegal, but do a lot of people (normal people) do it ??

mrshife said...

Yes, totolehero, pot is very common in the states. As a matter of fact the band I saw last night are staunch supporters of the legalization of marijuana. Personally, I have done it numerous times but I never really got into it. It made me way too laid back and vegatative. I prefer the alcohol.

And Phats we have a Sigma Chi house at my school. I knew a few and they were cool dudes.

cher said...

1) go to www.google.com

2) type in failure

3) press the I'm feeling lucky button (instead of the google search one)

4) Laugh

5) check out before the Google folks fix this!

the duck said...

That's cool. I thought it used to only be "miserable failure" that pointed to Bushie's web site. Notice that Michael Moore is second. Those right-wingers are trying their darndest to get that to take the number one spot, I'm sure. As if anyone would care if Michael Moore was the number one result really. It's not like he's not in charge of anything at least. He's just a blowhard with a camera. I actually like him for the most part, but the dude just needs to shut up sometimes.

Oh, and cher, Google knows about this and has for some time. There's nothing they can do about it short of rewriting their entire search algorithm. This is the result of what's called a Google bomb. Here's a link for you educate yourself further on the subject.

Woohoo! Longest comment ever! New personal best for the duck.

Fiona said...

if you never have a party-time drunk fest again, whether at a concert or at your house I am so blessed to have witnessed the mania i did on Friday. Your liver deserves a round of applause.

mrshife said...

Unless booze is outlawed or my liver falls out on the way home, I think it is safe to assume what you witnessed Friday will occur again.

jamwall said...

we should do a "liver of the week" award.

coloradohurricane said...

I'm proud of you , Shife. I guess there's not much to do in Idaho other than watch potatoes grow or get shitfaced, anyway.

SuperSpyGal said...

I've heard that the acoustics sound so much better in your head when you're drunk at a concert !!

Anti-Blogger said...

That makes me not believe in Santa...almost.

Scottish Toodler said...

OMG where do you find those pictures? LMAO!!! Please, Mr Shife, attend concerts responsibly and get shit faced before going in!!!

auburn said...

The only concert i've gone to sober was Shania Twain when i was a wee young thing. I've wisened up since then.