6.18.2008

George Michael baby!

Last night was the George Michael concert! And it was so much fun. We all loved it. Here we are at the house getting ready to drive to San Diego. Camille, Jessica, and me:
It's official, we really have tickets!
Of course, a stop at Chipotle along the way. Ironically, we got a little lost finding this one in La Jolla by the temple. And then as we came near the concert venue, there was another Chipotle right there on the corner:
We had the cheapest of seats but once we got there, they really weren't that bad. The San Diego Sports Arena is pretty old (and kinda ghetto as you can see in the picture below) but the nice thing was that there weren't any super high seats like there would have been at Staples Center or the Anaheim Pond:
No cameras were allowed inside so I decided to steal photos online of how cool the stage set was. Seriously, it was so awesome! This huge screen wrapped all the way down the stage floor and flashed different images or videos. It looked like he was dancing on the light. Really cool effect:
San Diego was the opening night of his American tour for Twenty Five Live and I'd like to think we represented America well. EVERYone was up dancing and singing along to all the songs. He would often stop and let us sing the words and I was amazed at how loud we all were:
The first half of the concert was awesome. He did a bunch of the good oldies: Everything She Wants, Don't Bring Me Down, One More Try, Father Figure, and more that I can't remember now. It was so much fun. The second half opened with Faith and then went into a bunch of his new stuff, which we were as familiar with. But then he gave us Kissing a Fool and the crowd went crazy. The big highlight was the end. He went off stage to change outfits and we were all wondering when he'd come back. Then....cue jazzy sax and in came.....Careless Whisper. The crowd really went crazy this time. It was so perfect. And for his encore: Freedom! We loved it. Absolutely loved it.
We noticed that he didn't hit all of the high notes he normally sings. Instead he would go down to a lower note or let the crowd sing it. Perhaps he's too old for hitting those notes or maybe he's saving his voice for the next 2 months of touring.
All in all, George Michael is still hot and a fun dancer on stage. He may be gay but we'll just pretend that he was in love with each of us back in the day:
And seriously, who can resist the GM we grew up with? So hot:
A very fun night. It's great to act like teenagers again.

17 comments:

Jean said...

Awesome!! Sounds like a great time! I'm totally impressed with that stage set-up. Stages are getting more and more elaborate all the time! (Sorry, this is a really dorky comment to your post.)

lyndsey + brandon said...

lol that is AWESOME. i kind of missed his heyday in the 80s but that dumb eli stone show that was on a while ago totally gave me a GM fetish. "cause you got to have faith-faith-faith..."

the bates motel said...

sounds like such a FUN concert! always glad when $ is well spent :)! i love when you get to be all involved too! glad you guys had such a great time!

Nicole said...

So COOL!! It sounds like it was so much fun!! I have to concur....HE is STILL HOT HOT HOT!!

Anne said...

I love GM! What a fun concert. I'll have to check if he's coming out this way, you made it sound too good to miss.

dietcokegrrl said...

TOTALLY Awesome! Sounds like a great concert and I am soooo jealous!

I love that he played a lot of the old stuff too--I've been to a few 80s band concerts and I HATE when they play all new stuff (which sucks) and like two 80s songs.

YAY!!

Joe and Marci said...

Is this Flashback Friday? Now I have to go find my "Faith" tape cassette and listen to it. I have always and will always love George Michael.

Miriam Oh said...

I am jealous. Truly!

Allison said...

I LOVE me some Georgie! My theme song in 6th grade was Wham's "Freedom". "I don't want your freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom! Girl, all I want right now is you - do n do de doooooo" So jealous. Glad you had a great time. Love it, love it.

Super Kate said...

Rad rad rad!!!! Wham, Make It Big was my first tape and I wore that thing out. He is just too awesome for words.
When ABC was working on the Eli Stone stuff I would always here the girl next door to me say to her boss..."George Michael is on the phone." How I so wanted to answer her phones for a day.

Gunderstruck said...

Okay Dana, this sounds fun. I saw GM on Eli Stone (Jake liked that show) and it struck me how nice his voice is (I was comparing it to the latest American Idol contestants and thought he could hands down kick their trash).

Here's another question. This 88 miles per hour. Is this how fast the Delorian has to go to travel back in time? 1.21 Jiggawatts!!

Camille said...

Seriously......SO FUN!! I will always remember that night and how great it was. I still can't believe that I was really looking at him live on stage. So,......do you want to see if there are still tickets left for the L.A. show? : )

La La Land said...

I am so jealous!!! You have to tell me more in person!!! Sorry I haven't commented on your blog in a while! It's been crazy getting home from our trip and preparing to move. Just know that I heart you and have been checking up on you as often as I can!!

Darci said...

I'm drooling! That sounds so fun. What a great girls night. George Michael will always be amazing. Love, Love, Love his music. Once again you have made me green with envy.

Sara said...

so fun! Is he really gay?

Vic said...

I .... L O V E....George Michael.

Vic said...

Ok, that was Molly, not Vic.