Months passed until the concert came, but finally tonight was the night! Also, because fortune seems to look down on those who were prematurely bald, I actually won backstage passes through a local radio station and ended up being invited to the Gwen Stefani Meet and Greet before the concert.
At the meet and greet my friend and I only had a few seconds with her. Deciding not to pry about how she felt about the premature cancellation of Veronica Mars, we decided on the famous, â€œBeatles or Stonesâ€? She looked at us for a second and then responded, â€œBeatlesâ€¦.by a landslide.â€ With a little wink she walked away. Obviously we would be BFF for life!
Now Iâ€™ve done some pretty cool things that Iâ€™m proud of in my day, but none of them come even close to how proud I was when Akon looked down at my skinny white self and saw me singing â€œSmack Thatâ€ and busted out a laugh during the titular song. Hey listen, if my singing can make a convicted man like Akon laugh, look out Ellen!
After Akon wrapped up and presumably took home the four blonds who disappeared in from in front of me, we anxiously awaited Gwen. During this time I realized why going to a concert dominated by women fans is kick-ass: no bathroom lineups! On a related note, while waiting for my friends, I decided that if I was a woman I would invest in a colostomy bag, I think it would just make sense. Wouldnâ€™t it? Anyway, back to the concert. The concert simply put: amazing! And no, Iâ€™m just not saying that because Gwen and I made a couple of hurried eye contacts. Honestly, I went through my online thesaurus and there is no better word to describe the nearly 2-hour concert. It was non-stop! Iâ€™m not going to lie; I was worried what a Gwen concert would be like with just her own songs, which at best are about as half as good as No Doubtâ€™s. But it didnâ€™t even matter. She quickly made me forget my earlier doubts and just put on a kick-ass awesome fun time performance. And for all of you cynics out there, who are annoyed with how great she looks after having baby Kingston, just watch her in concert and youâ€™ll see that it is no easy feat what she does! (And yes, she still has stretch marks, much to my female roommateâ€™s pleasure!) I had to take two breaks, just from getting my â€œhollaâ€ on! If anyone but her harashuku girls can keep up with Gwen, I owe them a Big Mac. A double Big Mac.
Thank you Gwen, I hope to make hurried eye contact with you again!
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