Tim and Jeff and Tara and I are all going to see the Cure at the Austin Music Hall tonight. I'm pretty excited. This is going to be the 4th time I've seen the Cure live in concert, but it will be the smallest venue I've ever seen them in. The Austin Music Hall fits 4,400 people with general admission. By contrast, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, where I have seen the Cure twice, seats 16,151 people between the seats and the lawn. So it's pretty exciting to see them in such a small place.
I was trying to think of other big bands I have seen as much as I have seen the Cure and I think only Depeche Mode and Tori Amost tie them. I've also seen Radiohead 3 times so they are up there as well.
On a completely unrelated note, Tim is playing Rock Band right now and it is SO much louder than a normal videogame! I really like the game, but when someone else is playing it as the drummer, you really have to look hard to find a place in the house where the noise doesn't reach. I am sitting in our room in the back of the house, as far as you can get from the living room, with the white noise machine on, and I still can sort of hear it. I don't know how Stella can sleep through it.
He must be on a song that requires more enthusiasm because I can completely hear it now. I don't want to be the bitchy wife that doesn't allow her husband to play videogames, so I guess I'll need to find a pursuit that doesn't require concentration. Perhaps I'll pick up the microphone. If you can't beat them, join them, after all!