This was a month of nostalgia. There was TGIFridays in Westbury where I spent my college years eating potato skins, onions soup and I liked Pina Coladas and mudslides. Then there was the ESPN special about Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault-cycling superstars from my decade the 80s who kind of ran in the same sort of cycling circles as me.
I was feeling 80s nostalgia big time so when I was asked if I wanted to go to see Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar with Commoners Kristen and Rosa and not so common Nicole I was like YES.
He may have had only one hit but my GOD he was the original Dr. McDreamy playing Dr. Noah during GH's biggest days. Oh yeah he had a hit song too.
Also performing would be my home girl (hello she's a Long Islander) Pat Benatar.
She was the quintessential 80s rocker-the answer to that annoying early Madonna and did you know? The first woman to have a video played on MTV !
So here we go. This blog is so jammed pack I'm writing it in song. Mind you not all the songs are by Dr. Noah and Pat but they are all relevant.
We did talk about the fact that this summer had no great songs like last year and this one!
We ate our fish and chips and drank our wine and beer and found our seats. This place was super beautiful and intimate and we were way close to Dr. McSteamy
He still looks good doesn't he? Anyway he only has a one hit wonder so he had to sing a bunch of other songs. It didn't matter it was fun. The crowd was interesting. In front of us was this woman who looked like this-
and her two sons who looked like this
We knew it would be fun. The crowd was full of women my ages dancing to our heartthrob Dr. Noah and a few guys who for some reason knew all of the words to songs that don't really exist and danced the night away.
Rick knows his limitations so he began the intro to every song with the riff from Jessie's girl. When he played Human Touch he ran around the entire arena! Up and down every aisle. I tried to jump out but I literally froze like when I saw the snake. I couldn't believe that! Dr. Noah hugging all of us and I couldn't move. Finally he sang this one
During the intermission I almost used the power of second hand medicinal marijuana to talk the commoners into going to see Jay and Beyonce-I had to sing a bunch of Jay Z songs so Kristen could figure out who he was. So like every blog entry -here's the obligatory JayZ Video
I couldn't really take any pictures of her it was dark and Greg Allman was getting mad. But I danced and I sang and suddenly The Situation who was still sitting in front of us was turned around watching us, the women screaming behind us that they loved Pat, and the couple dirty dancing and baby making behind us when he noticed that Sosa looked really sad. Sosa did not listen to Pat Benatar growing up. Plus she's not a middle aged white woman so she was a little lost. and it was during this song when Sosa received her own promise in the dark and was proposed to -that's right proposed marriage.
It was a long ride home. Sosa told us stories of her magical arrival to the United States. We are used to these stories of Sosa's so we knew better than to ask any questions but Sosa advised Nicole to listen to the lyrics of the song on the radio and