This is a combination concert preview/review, so it will all fit in one post. But first, a few comments on the incorrect choices:
The winner is my friend Nick, who picked Green Day. I may be old, but I'm not dead yet, and Billie Joe is only 8 years younger than I am. Oh, and the opening act is Jimmy Eat World, and they're sooo cute, and they do that song, "The Middle", right, that's soooo cool. Our 11-year-old daughter isn't happy that she doesn't get to go with us, but at 11, she's a few years too young for a Green Day concert yet.
I went and looked at the Tacoma Dome information site today to see when the doors open, and it said:
"Parent's room will be available in the Exhibition Hall starting at 6:30pm."
Unfortunately, my parent's won't be able to make it, as they're both in their 70's, but I appreciate the gesture.
Oh, and for trivia buffs, the last concert we went to was Rush on the Roll The Bones tour.
So, enough of the preview. On to the concert....
Well, it's the morning after. I'm not going to write a detailed review, both because I'm lazy and because it will either bore people or annoy them (strangely, *not* doing that goes against two pillars of my blog writing creed - "To Inform, Bore, and Annoy").
So, here are a few random thoughts:
Jimmy Eat World played for about 45 minutes. Green Day played for two hours without any real break (though I guess you can rest a bit while you're lying on the stage, even if you do have to keep singing harmony...) Production values were professional, stage show was great. In other words, it, well, "rocked", which I guess is what you want in a show. Definitely recommended.