Tuesday, July 15, 2008

12 Days of Rick Springfield


There are only 12 days until my next Rick Springfield concert! In honor of this, I will begin a countdown to July 26. This countdown will give you useless information about my infatuation with the man, as well as trivia you couldn’t care less about.

You may recall from my March post that Rick signed my Working Class Dog album and I got a hug and a kiss from Rick at his concert at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ. My heart still flutters thinking about that. On July 26, not only will my husband accompany me on my pilgrimage to Long Island, NY, but I am bringing along a friend (and her husband) who is a Rick concert virgin. I ordered her a Working Class Dog album (I’m bringing my Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet album) and I’m hoping for her sake (and, selfishly, mine!) that we’ll get more hugs, kisses and signed albums. Oh Virgin Friend, let the deflowering begin!

And now, the 12 days of Rick Springfield:

On the 1st Day of Rick, my obsession gave to me…
An idea for my Life's To-Do List - Before I die, I want to sing Jessie's Girl on stage with Rick Springfield. Trust me people, this will happen! I have other, less lofty goals like paying my parents back for college and spending my retirement traveling the country in an RV. But this one is at the top, because how much fun would that be?

Every wedding, bar, party, place I go to with music, I request Jessie's Girl (just because it’s the only Rick song they know!). I even request Jessie’s Girl at the Dueling Piano Bar, Jellyrolls, in Disney World. It took about 3 years before they finally learned it, but learn it they did, and I tip them generously! I've had DJs and piano men and band singers look at me like I have 3 heads, especially in college in the early 90s when I was in the minority while the other girls were swooning over Kurt Cobain, Gavin Rossdale and Eddie Vedder. That’s okay, just more Rick for me!

8 comments:

Amy said...

He is my all time favorite singer in the world! I've met him a few times and I adore him. :p

youarekiddingme said...

Thanks for visiting, Amy! If I actually MET him and had to speak, I think I might fall over dead.

Sooz said...

I found your blog through Google Alerts today...Rick rocks my world too! :) Have fun at the show!

youarekiddingme said...

Sooz - thanks for visiting! Can't wait for the show! Yipee!

Tamara said...

Have a great time at the show! I'm jealous, even though I already met my 1 show per year quota (I'm hoping for another one later this year). I've met Rick a couple of times, although I can't say it was quality time. I was completely tongue-tied and shaking like a leaf. Did I speak? I don't even know! :-) Good thing the hubby was there to translate!

riverWolfi said...

I hope you have a blast at the Long Island show and get another hug and kiss! I can't make
that show from Boston being busy and all as Wolfcub's mom and stuff. You KNOW how that goes. Hold on to your dream of some day singing with Rick on stage. While you can't make that sort of thing happen. It can happen. Especially when unlooked for. The first time I ever saw him live was in Las Vegas in the EFX Alive! show
in 2002. One of those two nights he invited a bunch of us fans up on the Vegas stage to sing Jessie's Girl with him during that
scene in the show. So, you never know what spirit is going to move him! But, then again, you already know that as one of his fans! HAHAHA. :)

TheBirdman33 said...

You are scaring me ( and probably your husband)

youarekiddingme said...

Birdman - He is used to me by now! For better or worse, right?? :)