Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Spring of Nostalgia

I discovered recently that I have a superpower, and it's the best superpower, besides flight and mind reading and shapeshifting and superhuman strength:

I can summon music. I'm the Music Summoner. My cape has the Bandsintown app symbol on it, and I only use my powers for the good of all humankind (but only the humankind that dwells in my immediate vicinity).

So, okay, I was on Twitter one day and I said something like (but not necessarily): "I love 90s music so much, it's so great, I'd marry it, etc."

That was all it took. It was like the magic horn (like a bugle, but richer) in the Narnia series that Father Christmas gave to Susan, with the instruction that she should blow it in emergencies and some kind of help would come to her. Twitter is my magic horn, and musical emergencies are a real thing. Don't call me crazy behind my back; I have evidence. 

Concerts coming to Saskatchewan this spring, all announced around the time I sent my Tweet off:

The Tea Party   (Casino Regina, March 18)

Weezer   (Sasktel Centre, March 31)

Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Young MC, Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa   (Brandt Centre, April 1/Sasktel Centre, April 2)

Prozzak   (Saskatoon Event Centre, April 6)

Jimmy Eat World   (O'Brians, April 30)

Everclear, Vertical Horizon, Fastball   (O'Brians, May 17/Casino Regina, May 18)

And those are just the ones I can think of right now. Are you crazy impressed? 

This is going to be the best spring ever. For someone who hated my high school years, I sure am pumped about reliving the musical part of them—maybe because music is often the best part of anything? Probably.