Sunday, March 01, 2009

If You Got a Problem, Yo, I'll Solve It...






I have spent entirely too much time thinking about Vanilla Ice over the past few weeks. I did the interview, went to the show, wrote the review, and dreamed about him last night. Ugh. But before I allow myself to think about something else (probably the upcoming Boyz II Men concert in Wendover), here's just a few additional notes from the show.
  • The show itself was only 'meh.' I think Vanilla Ice forgot it was supposed to be a '90s show. It would have been a lot cooler if all he did was come out and rap over a recording of "To The Extreme." Sure, it would have been even better if he would have done the Running Man, but that's probably too much to ask for.
  • MC Hammer finished his set, predictably, with "U Can't Touch This." He then came out for an encore, but everyone had gone home. (It was already past 1 a.m. and he'd already played all three of his hits. Why stick around?)
  • Because the place was empty and we had press passes, we were among just a handful of folks hanging out backstage at the end of the show. I talked to Vanilla for a second (he was as nice in person as he was on the phone) and Hammer was polite enough to pose while I took a picture of him with Rich and all his friends.
  • We were in the "meet and greet" room at about 1:30 a.m. Right before the artists were scheduled to come in, one of the show folks said that those with just Media Passes (which is what we had) would have to leave because the All Access pass folks had paid to be there. One girl said she had paid $200 for the chance to meet Vanilla Ice. Why?
  • The best get-ups of the night were the handful of skinny white kids who showed up wearing gold or silver glittery Hammer pants and no shirts.
  • The worst part of the event was the tagline, "Dress '80s." Uh, these guys were popular in the '90s,
  • After being baffled by who was actually putting on the show, I found out it was a guy who I worked with at LoveSac--Sac Man. Yes, he worked as the LoveSac mascot.
  • I got home around 2:15 a.m. Thus making it my latest night out in, I don't know, seven years?
I'm going to bed now. Hopefully I won't have to dream about Vanilla Ice anymore and I got back to dreaming about being forced to go another mission, like I dream every Thursday after stake correlation meeting.

4 comments:

Carolee said...
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ribbij said...

you're living all of our childhood dreams - fifteen years later. that is awesome.

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julie said...

You're awesome, I wouldn't have expected anything less. But look at me - making my second comment on someone's blog! Oh yeah.