I finally found out why everyone hates Nickleback.
The traffic on the way to their concerts is freakin’ horrible!
As I mentioned last week, I took in my first Nickelback concert in Saskatoon, and I must say, they put on a heck of a show. Between the fireworks, the giant fireballs and floating stage it was well worth the price of admission.
We didn’t have the greatest seats but it did not matter to me one little bit. We could see the bands just fine and they all sounded great.
My Darkest Days opened the show with a short set, and they were good, for a band that’s just starting out.
Seether was next, and out of the four bands, is definitely the band I listen to the most. I thought they were absolutely amazing. Just as quick as their 45 minute set started, it was over. I could’ve listened to them all night.
Bush was the third band that played. They were good. While I knew most of the songs they played, they’re just not a band I listen to everyday. Just had the feeling that people couldn’t wait for the next band to play.
And that band, of course, was Nickelback. They played for over 90 minutes. They kept the crowd rockin’ the whole time.
We could feel the heat from our seats every time they set off the flames, which probably only lead me to drink more. Yes, it was hot in the arena. I didn’t cave to buying a $40 shirt, but I sure didn’t mind buying several of the $7 beers.
If I thought traffic to the concert was bad, it was 10 times worse getting back to the hotel....err, motel,...err, dive.
Yeah, our accommodations were not the greatest, but they had beds, so that was good. We actually stayed in this place on a family vacation about 25 years ago, and it was a crappy place then. And just so you know, we didn’t know it was the same place until we pulled up.
My sister and I had a good laugh though. The only thing this place was missing was a body outline on the floor and blood splatter on the wall. Oh wait, it had that too.
How do you think we wrapped up the weekend of rock music and drinking? A trip with the kids to the Build-A-Bear Workshop the next day is the only way you can logically follow a Nickelback concert.
Here is my cleaning tip of the week. If you are cleaning your oven with Heavy Duty Easy Off oven cleaner, please make sure you are wearing pants and socks. Because if some happens to accidentally spray on the top of your foot and your shin, it will burn and melt your skin. For once, I wish I was joking. And yes, I’m a schmuck.
And for those who were wondering, I’m still ugly. Yup, unfortunately, I did not win the $50 million Lotto Max last week. It was some loser from Ontario who won it. Why couldn’t this loser from Saskatchewan win?
Other than that, it was a great week, because I finally hit the century mark in Twitter followers. Which, in reality, has no real impact in my life or yours. But, I did a happy dance anyway.
My Tweet of the Week comes from actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried:
“What war was fought by a tasty blend of vegetables? V8 Nam. I apologize to everyone that read that joke.”
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