What a weekend . . .

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Friday night Tony and I did absolutely nothing, other than get into disagreements. We had tentative plans with two sets of friends and bailed on both, for their sake. We worked through it though and just chilled at home.

Saturday morning our plan was to be out the door at either 9 or 10 to kick out our 6 mile run . . . Whoa boy, that was rough! It was a bit chilly, in addition to being very breezy! So . . . we got out the door at 11:30 lol. We did it though, still going decently strong! Six miles was our longest run yet, but we finished it in 57:30.

At 1:30 we had our bags packed and struck out to Mora. I have this problem with being suckered into making plans with people that either I don't want to do or that I'm incredibly unsure how it will result. This weekend was one such event. While working at Acapulco, and frequenting the restaurant for 5 years, I've gotten to be friends with a girl that I graduated with. Well, when she asked to go to the John Michael Montgomery concert, and asked, and asked, I finally said yes. I also have a problem with just saying "No," even if we don't have plans. I always feel like if we don't have anything then just saying "No," isn't efficient and is rude. I really need to get over this . . .

So off to Mora we went, with absolutely no expectations. Parties involved, included Jolyn + Adam (boyfriend), Jolyn's parents, Adam's parents, James + Amber (Adam's friends), John + Kelsey (Jolyn's brother & girlfriend). Within 5 minutes of meeting Jolyn's Dad and Tony and I knew we were going to be in for some tense moments . . .

Fast forward to the concert. Tony and I both like country, but are not huge fans of JMM. The guy does have almost 20 #1 hits though, so we figured it'd be a pretty good show. We just didn't realize it would be a comedy.

He was TRASHED.

Completely bombed out of his mind. JMM entered the stage, almost fell over when he went for his guitar, missed and had to grab for it again. He was "giving away" picks, because they kept flying out of his hand. He was literally rocking from heel to toe, with one hand constantly on the microphone, because it was the only thing keeping him up. It was painful to listen to Life's a Dance, and when I say painful, I do not have a musical ear. It was terrible. The ultimate kicker however was that when it came to Sold one of his most well known songs, he went to the audience through the fast chorus. HE COULDN'T SING IT!

By song #4 we were out of the concert and joined the crowd in the lobby demanding a refund. We were promised tickets to any upcoming show, hotel accomodations and fuel reimbursment. I'll believe it when I see it, but for now, they we're telling some good stories.

From there it only got worse. We went back to Jolyn's parents house, which is a converted cabin and started to play some drinking games. Jolyn's brother was being an ass, so whenever someone had a drink to "give" they blessed John with it. Big mistake. I've never in my life known a 28 year old to be such a baby. The night ended with his girlfriend in tears outside, Jolyn comforting her and James denying John a fight, be it verbal about karma or just an all out brawl. John called his girlfriend a "replaceable whore." Tony and I honestly debated leaving at 1:30 am. John was so unstable I worried that there may be a weapon available to him. It was bad.

After that, there's not much to report. We're back at home. But wow, what a 24 hour period.

2 comments:

AJ said...

I can't believe JMM was trashed. That is so unclassy. He's going to lose a lot of fans if he keeps that up. Or maybe he's been doing it for awhile...

Sad. Sorry you made the trip for craptastic, short-lived entertainment.

caitstclair said...

Just flipping through your archives and thought I'd mention that wasn't an anomally. I wasn't there, but my partner saw him a few years ago at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Suffice it to say, he's no longer welcome there. It's pretty sad really.

 

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