Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rock Concerts ~ Aphrodisiacs from A to Z

By Matt from Orlando, USA (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
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Rock Concerts are relatively new to me, in terms of attendance. I was very sheltered as a teen and couldn't go to a lot of the events kids typically go to, which was le major, massive suck. While my friends went to see Duran Duran or Depeche Mode playing live, I was stuck at home, watching TV.

This kooky tarot reader I knew, in my late teens, gleefully invited me to go with her to a Psychedelic Furs concert, and she had backstage passes!!! I coulda met the FURS!!!!! But even the thought of asking my mother for permission terrified me, and sneaking out (apart from being impossible to do from our two-bedroom apartment) was never an option (you can take the gal outta Catholic School, but you can't take the Catholic School outta the gal). (God knows I've tried.) Anyway, it was only in my late 20s that I attended my first rock concert: Duran Duran at Jones Beach, Long Island, NY (August 1999). It. Was. Awesome.

Y U SO SEX-AY?
Like horror movies and quarrels, when you move to the music, your body's physiological responses mimic those of sex. Case in point: A few years ago I went to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Webster Hall in Manhattan. Big crowd, lotsa booties shakin'—it was a blasty-blast. I went alone, so I didn't have someone to make kissy-faces at, but I was having a good time, nonetheless. Then they played their tune Weapon of Choice. It's not a song about sex, or anything, but there was something about the driving, forward motion that seemed to flip a switch, and not just within me. While I felt this electric thrill course through me, I noticed some couples around me getting pretty touchy-feely with one another. One couple began to make out with gusto and it was all...whoa.  ::fans self at the memory::

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22 comments:

  1. True, true, true. My significant other used to play in a rock band.

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  2. I always had a thing for musicians. I've been to sooooo many concerts that I've stopped going now. Too much hassle and I don't like crowds. Being short no one sees me and I get smacked in the face with backpacks.

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    1. Hah! Being short, I don't see a damned thing on stage unless I stand right next to it from the get-go. :-)

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  3. Your explanation makes a lot of sense but from all aphrodisiacs, I would have never thought on rock concerts.

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    1. I got the idea from the physicality of attending shows, as well as from being a music lover. (And witnessing all the making out during that BRMC concert.) :-)

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  4. Last one I went to was Korn and my wife's cleavage got us a guitar pick, lol. I still have that thing.

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  5. ROTFL! That's a mighty impressive rack! :-D

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  6. I never made that connection before, but I think you're on to something here, for sure! And now that I think about it, I've made out at a few rock concerts myself.

    Texas Playwright Chick

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  7. I went to a couple of rock concerts with boyfriends in high school. It was an aphrodisiac, but I think more because it was exciting to escape from home and school and do something so "adult." I went to a few in college and it wasn't the same thrill.
    Congrats on getting to R! :-)

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    1. I reckon they still turn me on because I went to so few when I was younger (and had better knees and back for 'em).

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  8. I'm afraid that I am turning into a crotchety old person - though when I saw my first concert (Psychedelic Furs), I was completely turned off by their stumbling around drunk on stage and throwing wine bottles at the audience.

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    1. Well, that's not cool. It's a band's job to entertain and save all the stupid shit for the after party.

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  9. When I was in college (early 70's) I used to go to rock concerts nearly every week. Of course they only cost $2 to $7 dollars and this was for top bands! Loved those concerts. Lights would go down and you'd see a thousand flickers from lighters and smell that distinctive odor of pot. I can't remember a bad concert that I went to. Actually I can't even remember a few of the concerts. All I know is the music was good and the atmosphere was mighty festive.

    Last concert I went to was Spock's Beard (a progressive rock band). It was in a local civic auditorium. They were outstanding, but at $55 a ticket I couldn't do those all that often. And what happened to the smoking?

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. LOL, Lee - this is a side of you I'd not yet seen! ;-)

      There's still smoking of weed, as I've definitely smelled it, though I'm too cowardly to attempt rolling up myself...

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  10. I love an awesome, high-energy concert. I can list my top five favorites I ever went to, and it was all for different specific reasons, but they all had an energy around them. The crowd was drawn in and a part of the music.

    And it is enticing. Feeling that run through you, making the blood race. Absolutely an amazing sensation.

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    1. Well, go on then; give us your top five fave concerts!!! :-)

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  11. My first big time Rock Concert without my parents was 1974. Opening act Jesse Colin Young, followed by the Beach Boys, with the main act being Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

    Damn was it good!

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    1. Rocky-- I'm so jealous! What a great line-up of acts. Every one a classic. But those were the kind of concerts they used to have back then.

      Lee
      An A to Z Co-Host
      Tossing It Out

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  12. Hey my first concert was Duran Duran. I was 14 and with my mother and two best friends at the time. Roger Taylor forever! Anyway, I was hooked and love live music. I can't even count the number of concerts I've been to since then, my fave being Aerosmith, whom I've seen 7 times now.

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