Wednesday, June 20, 2007


That's all I can say.
Yesterday was interesting.
Who else had a lovely beef and noodles dinner with the Greenfield Kiwanis Club and then went to see Ted Nugent?

The Kiwanis were lovely and the talk went well. When I was introduced before dinner my name brought a laugh, I promised to be as entertaining as my last name. I think I was able to deliver. I love doing those events. They re-energize me and remind me that I do have a cool-ass job.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole Nugent thing. He played at the Vogue, a cool old theater. Ted is also known for his vocal support of hunting. I'm all for the right to bear arms, but I'm not so comfortable with a stage decorated with giant grenades, machine guns, animal hides and skulls.
The show itself was classic rock. Flip Flop Mama would love it. The drum kit was on a big riser, the drummer had a fan blowing through his long hair -- very rock and roll. The band was good and looked happy to be there. I can imagine that playing with the Nuge was a dream of lots of jr. high boys in the 1980s. Ted is a master of the heavy rock guitar licks. I'm a fan of the bluegrass, finger picking style of guitar player -- but this was fun too (with earplugs, of course).

The audience was full of middle aged men. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Did I mention that the hundreds of guys were sweaty, drunk and playing air guitar. There might be something wrong with that. The few women that I saw were wearing teensy little camouflage dresses or tube tops. How did I see the women if they were in camo, you ask? They were all smoking, of course.

I will say this, Ted has aged better than his fans. He looks great.
Must be all of the healthy living.

Oh, I almost forgot -- I bought the best piece of band merch ever!
A Ted Nugent baby bib.
I know just which new parents are getting it -- after I wash the smoke out of course.


Flip Flop Goddess said...

Wow, it sounds pretty dang awesome..

last year The Nuge was on a reality show on VH-1 called..shit I forgot what it was called, but it had a bunch of former rockers and they formed a band..Sebastain Bach of skid row a guy from Pantara, and a few other I forget who they are..and let me tell u, Ted was the youngest looking one out of all of them...he has aged well. He was trying to get the guy from skid row off of drinking..It didnt work, but it was a hell of a train wreck though;)

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Sounds great. You really can not, absolutely, positively, never in a million years, go wrong with beef and noodles.
Sounds like the rest of the evening was fun as well.

Tee said...

ROFL - That sounds like such a weird event to be at!

Cliff Morrow said...

I don't know this Ted guy but if his fans wear tube tops and teensy dresses...then he must be okay. How dare they make fun of your name.