Wednesday, August 25, 2004
The Dave Barnes Comedy Hour
Do you ever just wish you could go back and do college all over again?? Well last night Katie, Rhonda, and I decided to live the dream. We knew local heartthrob/music sensations Andy Davis and Dave Barnes were playing at Belmont University's freshman welcome event, and of course the concert was free, so we just HAD to check it out! Katie and I walk up to Massey auditorium and get in line behind these kids. When we reach the front of the line, this guy and girl ask us for our blue tickets. Well of course we don't have any blue tickets, so we are both like, "oh no, we don't have our tickets!" And they look at us and say, "you're freshmen *right*?" Katie and I stand there thinking... then say "yeah, we're freshmen!" At this point, we're golden, and we walk right in. They knew we weren't freshmen of course- we must have looked like we knew what we were doing, but at least we were in scott free. Rhonda was smarter and just walked in talking on her phone and no one stopped her- she was obviously posing as an upper-classman. I inevitably saw Chris and did the thing where you call someone and say, "Turn around" and you're right there- it was pretty funny- especially since he thought he was going to rub it in that he was getting to see Dave Barnes and I wasn't. Oh, these childish games we play. Anyway- Andy Davis- a Belmont alum I just found out- was spectacular last night. Dave Barnes wasn't as "on" as he usually is, but he made up for his tuning and mumbling ["this next song's called mbhdgsahf"] with his wit and charming good looks. I swear, if the guy didn't look like an abercrombie model and play the guitar, he would be a great stand up comedian. This was Katie's first experience with Dave and Andy, but Rhonda and I were "Those Girls" last night. No, not the ones who were making idiots of themselves by dancing in their seats when no one else was, and rushing the stage at the end- but the ones who knew every word to every song and sang along unabashedly- so much so, that the girls in front of us turned around at one point and said, "what's the name of this song?" It's not our fault that these Belmont kids are too busy being concerned with getting their shirt collars flipped up just right [what is *with* that btw??] that they don't know who Andy Davis & Dave Barnes are. They'll learn soon enough. All I can say is that at least we weren't That Girl last night- you know, the one who was wearing the concert t-shirt of the artist she was there to see. Don't be that girl.