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February 11th, 2007

Club Going

Last night I went out to see a friend spin at a club in DC and I realized that, wow, I am freaking old because:

1. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been to a club or a show.
b. I had to take a nap because things didn’t start until 10pm.
III. Even though I essentially held up the wall most of the night, I was still way tired by about 1.

It was a good time and I even got to see Pinger Matt for the first time in a year, but at 31, I think I’m pretty well ready to defer myself to old fogey status. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve never been a big club-goer, but I would see a few shows a year. These days, it’s one a year, if I’m lucky.

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jk February 11, 2007, 7:12 pm

My old fogey status manifests itself in my inability to be around smoke. I used to go see bands 3 or 4 nights a week. I must have had some tolerance to it but now I cannot stand more than 2 hours of it.

One day when smoking is banned in bars, I will be out there again. Some bars in State College have smoke-free nights and apparently they are well-attended. Tangent-thought: the Lemonheads are playing at a bar in State College tomorrow night but I can’t go.

Monica February 11, 2007, 8:21 pm

Nick and I said we’d go out a lot more now that Madison has a smoking ban (yaay!). We do go out more, but it’s to 2-3 shows/year rather than 1. We saw Cougar a couple weeks ago, it was a 9pm show and we didn’t get home until 1 and were sooooo tired! I don’t know if this is another sign of our 30-year-old fogeyness or just how they do the sound here, but we’ve also complained, pretty much everywhere we’ve gone to in MSN, that they have the bass up way too high, it seems really unbalanced.

Paul February 11, 2007, 11:38 pm

“Nick and I said we’d go out a lot more now that Madison has a smoking ban (yaay!).”

Good golly, I love Madison.

Matt February 12, 2007, 2:28 am

You have a daughter and a dog now. Your responsibilities used to just be matching your socks and buying milk. I always get tired at shows too, and I get plenty of rest and exercise. Great seeing you though man!

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