Thursday, September 13, 2007

What Happened to the Ol' Cigarette Lighter?

I wasn't cool enough to go to many rock concerts as a teen, but from watching movies, even I know the thing you're supposed to do to a favorite song – hold your lighter above your head and wave your arm back and forth to the music.

Times have changed. The tweenies wave their cell phone in the air now, screens all lit up like sparkles across the stadium, sharing the music with their friends outside who couldn't get tickets.

And now this: SwingDaddy reported that the geeky PAX concert was filled with dudes waving their Nintendo DSs and light sabers. Fitting, I say.

We might get a chance to see one of the clever songwriters this weekend, featuring tunes about DNA, Code Monkeys, and the Mandelbrot Set, for those of you who remember math fondly. For those of you who don't, Coulton is also famed for an adagio, acoustic version of "Baby Got Back."

Should be interesting. Anyone want a souvenir?


Mamacita Tina said...

I noticed the lack of real fire at the Billy Joel concert we attended, just blue screens. Totally cracked me up.

Kimberly said...

I do!!!! An acoustic adagio of Baby Got Back??? I neeeed that!

I actually think the absence of the cigarette lighters is a good thing. Or at least I'm hoping so. I chose to look at it as they don't *have* lighters because all of our anti-smoking messages are succeeding so brilliantly. Because I am naive like that.

Kimberly said...

it's keeps not letting me leave my new url, M.

Lady M said...

Mamacita tina - I suppose it's better for the fire marshal.

Kimberly - BGB was well performed indeed. Ha - I like the theory about the anti-smoking messaging.

kittenpie said...

Yeah, the cell ohone thing cracked me up a few years back. But, um, I think I was seeing something like Aerosmith (shaddup), not acoustic Mixalot. I might just need a tshirt.