Once upon a time, three guys from the Kingdom of Good and Awesome stood in the kitchen at a house party and decreed that they would trek through a wilderness of concrete and vehicular obstacles to attend a Def Leppard/Bryan Adams concert, for It would be good. But as the time to depart on their journey neared, one of the guys deemed himself to be slightly less Good and Awesome than the others, and fell on his sword of complacency, thus bowing out of the awesomest show of the year.
From that moment forward, the three Good and Awesome guys decreed that for this unspeakable transgression, the following punishment shall be enforced:
The next three idiotic and dumb ideas that the group came up with would have to be executed, without argument and without discussion.
Furthermore, for each subsequent idiotic and dumb idea that the group talked themselves out of, three additional dumb things would be added to the sentance.
And so two weeks later, one of them had the idea to go to Minneapolis for a weekend, because he had two free nights in a hotel. The other two Good and Awesome guys declared it a sufficiently dumb idea, and voted to make it so. Further, they invited a FOURTH, a man from the Kingdom of St. Louis But Not Austin Nor Pittsburgh to travel with them. And it would be good.
And a mere week later, another of them had the idea to go to Lincoln to see Foreigner's free outdoor concert. The other two Good and Awesome guys once more declared it a sufficiently dumb idea, and voted to make it so. This very Tuesday evening, these three Good and Awesome will go to this Foreigner concert, which if it was not made clear, is free of charge and is outside under the glorious bask of the sun and later the moon and god-willing, later the stars.
Putting aside the olde englishe, and instead using Foreigner song titles to get my point across: if you want to know what love is, be Urgent and head to the Juke Box Heroes, Foreigner, in concert. Grab a Cold as Ice beer or two, but make sure not to drink too many that you get Double Vision. Even though you'll be a Long Long Way From Home, it will Feel Like The First Time when you hear those Dirty White Boys sing Hot Blooded. Just Between You and Me, if you're waiting for Lou Gramm to come out of exile to sing Midnight Blue, your mind is playing Head Games with you.
Sure, Lou Gramm is no longer with them. But all this means is they won't play "Midnight Blue" or "Just Between You and Me", since these are Gramm solo hits. Mick Jones, guitarist and the guy who wrote and produced almost every one of their hits, is still there. Plus, Jason Bonham is their drummer now. You guessed it, son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. So that means at least one Zeppelin cover.
Dick is bringing the Bonham CD (Jason's band before he was in Foreigner) to listen to in The Colorado on the drive over. Believe it or not, I've never heard that disc, so it should be an adventurous listen.
And for those of you not yet convinced of the awesomeness, remember that its free. Its freaking free. You bet.