Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The "other man"


I have been in love with Bob Seger since I was 16 - no secret to those who know me well. The first time I heard the song "Night Moves" was when I was on a date with the 17 year old boy who is now my husband - sigh! I immediately bought the 8 track (yes, I'm old) and listened to little else for a very long time. Even though Tim and I didn't last a long time back then (we reconnected a couple of years later), my love for Bob was unfailing!
My friend Carla and I first saw Bob in concert 30 years ago (again - yes, I'm old) and then again about 10 years ago. I am a member of Bob's "Street Team" getting promotional posters and postcards when his latest album released, for placement in local music stores and bars. In return, I received a copy of the new CD and a fun DVD with interviews, videos and concert clips. Carla and I were so excited when a new concert tour was announced last fall - even more so when we learned in January that he was coming to Columbus. Carla was first in line at our local Ticketmaster the morning tickets went on sale to buy ours. The concert we're going to is this Saturday and we're going to make an evening of it with dinner out first. We're so excited!
At my house, Bob Seger doesn't even need a last name, he's just "Bob" - everyone knows who I'm talking about. After all, a woman should be on a first-name basis with the other man in her life!

9 comments:

Jodi said...

I hope you have tons of fun this weekend. Sounds like you and Carla may need an escort, or that Bob will need extra security with you there! LOL

Teresa said...

I'm so jealous your going and not me. I love Bob Seger! I saw him twice in one month the last time he toured in Detroit. Favorite Bob song= Turn the Page!

Stacy~ said...

Have fun Laurie. If I hear of any groupies being arrested in Ohio, the group will plan a road trip to bail you out...hey, that's what friends are for *g*

Laurie D. said...

Trust me guys, Carla and I are quite harmless! Now 30 years ago, that's a different story, but we've mellowed in our old age!!

Teresa, that's my favorite too!!

Cryna said...

Grrr, Okay trying this again.....

I am so happy for you. Wow I can feel your excitement from here. I hope you and Carla have a blast........Hugs.

Little Queenie said...

I too fell in love with Bob Seger when I heard Night Moves 30 years ago - and am still in love with the man I was with 30 years ago. In fact, as they both age, my Jim is looking more and more like Bob. Ah, if he could only sing Night Moves. Enjoy the concert! I saw him this tour in Milwaukee, St Paul, and am off soon to see all 3 in Detroit. I am in the front row on the left side of the stage for one concert, hoping he'll be right in front of me when he sings Night Moves.

Susan said...

I'm jealous too! I have loved Bob for as long as I can remember. My two favorite songs are Night Moves and We've Got Tonight.

Judy F said...

Oh you have fun you wild woman you. I guess I will have to run up to Columbus since I am the closest... I love Bob Segar, have never seen him in concert though. He was on CBS Sunday morning not to long ago, great piece.

I am the same with Billie Joel. He was just Billie at my parents house... LOL

Enjoy

Sasha said...

I love Bob Seger! Never seen him in Concert though. I don't think he's ever been to Edmonton or I would've seen him for sure!