We went to a Van Halen concert last night with Jess and Chuck (thank you again!), and it was awesome. John was thrilled. Of course he knew every word to every song, being the giant fan of theirs that he is, but it seems they played a few songs from earlier albums that aren’t usually heard. Good ones, but not in the usual line-up. He (and Chuck, who was right there with him in song recognition) couldn’t have been happier. I knew maybe a third of the songs, but that’s alright with me. They played most of my favorites (David Lee Roth era, of course, since Dave wouldn’t be caught dead singing a Sammy song), which was VERY alright with me, and they ended with Panama and Jump.
So what’s in my head this afternoon? REM’s Shiny Happy People. It’s not a bad thing, I like the song, but I had two hours of Van Halen last night, live, loud, and really, really good. (Seriously, they were really good.) Where’s my well-deserved earworm?