Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On the 2nd Day of Rick Springfield...


My obsession gave to me:
An iron-on t-shirt for Rick's concert when I was 8 years-old!

I have my mom on a special mission to go through all of my childhood pictures to find the photo of me at my first concert ever – a Rick concert in August 1982 at the Garden State Arts Center (now PNC Arts Center). I want that picture for this blog! I was wearing a baseball-type t-shirt, white with lavender sleeves, with an iron-on of Rick circa the feathered hair days. Let’s not forget the white carpenter pants (on me). Very stylish 8 year-old I was. Loving a 32 year-old man.

11 comments:

Tamara said...

I am so happy that I stumbed upon your blog! I have been very entertained by reading your tales of Monkey Man and Rick. We have a lot in common--I also have a three year old son and a 27-year obsession with a man old enough to be my father (but, oh, how I'm glad he's NOT!) Thanks for sharing, and I'm counting down vicariously through your blog, since I probably won't get to see him again for awhile.

Amy said...

I saw him for the first time in 1984 and it was awesome! Just as he still is. I just saw him in April and he rocks!

youarekiddingme said...

Tamara - I love your line - old enough to be my father but, oh, how I'm glad he's NOT! YES! Glad you stumbled here and hope to have you back!

youarekiddingme said...

Amy - His concerts are just so much fun! He's a great musician and entertainer and truly is there for the audience. The shows are so much fun and I can't get enough of them! Can't get enough of HIM either! :)

Sooz said...

I never did get to see Rick perform in the 80s (but have been a fan for 27 years and counting), my first Rick concert wasn't until 1998. I hope you can find the photo (yep I remember the carpenter pants days too)!

youarekiddingme said...

Sooz - The only memory of that concert I have in '82 was posing for the picture and of Rick being on top of huge speakers on the stage and I was worried that he would fall! I have the greatest parents in the world for taking me to his show when I was 8 - among other wonderful things they've done for me!

TheBirdman33 said...

Wow, I am impressed you have your own set of readers over here now! I am not impressed with your choice in obsessions, but I like Tori Spelling, so I guess I shouldn't judge.

Patti said...

Your days of Rick Springfield are killing me. Too funny.

youarekiddingme said...

Birdman - Tori Spelling? REALLY? Rick is WAY better than Tori!

youarekiddingme said...

Patti - Stay tuned, we have 10 more days to go!

lynn said...

My first concert was also in August of 1982. At the WI state fair, way up in the nosebleeds, but it was awesome. Hope your mom finds your pic! I have some of me back then looking pretty stylish in my Rick iron ons. lol
Looking forward to the rest of your countdown :)