The "who are you related to" thread and the "who do you want to see in concert" thread made me think of a new topic
What is your best/weirdest/most ridiculous outing story?
When I was 16 years old I was taken to my first real concert. My parents contend that they took me to an Oasis + Journey concert when I was 12, but I don't remember it.
So, 16 years old. The Black Crowes are coming to town, and Bob Dylan is playing as well. My dad's best friend is Dave and Dave's brother, Steve, is the drummer of the Black Crowes.
My dad is a bit of a concert junkie. He stayed in college an extra year to go to Grateful Dead Concerts. He's probably been backstage more than he's told me. So, of course the concert is free for him, and he decides that I'm old enough to go now. We go and I'm grooving to Bob Dylan. I see my dad is standing over beside the stage railing, talking to Dave and Steve. They motion me over.
"Do you want to go backstage after the show?"
So Dylan finishes, the Crowes play. Kate Hudson is standing up there with a giant wineglass in one hand and cigarette in the other, watching her husband rock out. Finally, the concert is over. I'm so excited! More because of Kate Hudson, but whatever. I go back and I get to say hello to a few of the Black Crowe guys. I don't say much, because Super Awkward Autistic Girl.
And then Steve asks me if I want a soda. I'm thirsty, so yeah.
He mentions that they're behind me in a cooler. What I don't realize is he's saying that because HE'S going to grab me one.
I quickly spin around, because - again - poor motor skills due to the autism, and end up inches away from Bob Dylan's face.
I almost headbutted Bob Dylan.
He stares at me
I stare at him.
I grab my soda and dart.