As you can tell from the title, this will not be a continuance of my previous blogs. I feel like I need to talk about this concert. I will most likely jump around like this from time to time. Perhaps one post a week will be the continuance and the second will be a different subject if I feel prompted. I have never been one to stick to a program or plan. I am spontaneous so here goes.
He has a very good friend who has a band, Synovial. Through our son’s facebook posts, we have listened to his friend and have tried to support them because it was something our son loved. It started out when there was a contest Synovial was having where you had to listen to a song and hear an animal sound and post exactly where that sound appeared in the song. We claimed all of it sounded like animals. Ha ha. Well, being a bit competitive I was determined to find that animal and win this contest and feel proud that a 63 year old woman could find it before the young ones. No one could find it and we were later told what song it was in. Different ones commented on how you had to have these special ear phones to hear it on and all sorts of “helps” were posted. This animal was NOT to be found. There was a funny post, in my opinion anyway. Synovial finally had to reveal that the animal was a cow. Our son responded to his friend in Synovial, “You’re a cow.” For some reason this sticks in my mind and makes me laugh every time it comes to mind. I guess I can now say well, at least they are good for a laugh! (Just kidding) I feel like I finally did hear the cow but not knowing how to operate the starting and stopping of the video properly, I missed it by a few seconds. I received a Synovial T-shirt in the mail anyway! Now, we have found that they are fun and they are nice. A lot is to be said about the character of any young band or young person these days that are nice to older people and take the time to respond to them. They have responded EVERY single time.
In some of the facebook banter with Synovial, we made a post saying something about Synovial being good but wow for Endostalgia, and posted a picture of the Endostalgia emblem that we have hanging on our refrigerator with a magnet. When Endostalgia finished playing I saw the singer walk by and decided he may not speak but I was going to tell him how impressed we were with them and how much we liked them. Of course, it was sort of an insult before a compliment, because I never think before I speak and what I think comes out of my mouth! This is a fault I have. I seem to do this more often than others, sometimes to embarrassment and sometimes it is just plain hysterical. I told him we did not really like this type of music, (this was to be followed by a but….) except he immediately smiled and told me that was okay. Wow! He was kind to me after an insult! They just keep impressing me. I told him that was our initial thought but from the moment we walked in, we liked them. I guess you have to be there in person to see them, their fans, the reactions, the dancing, the smiles on their faces and to hear it live. They are full of such energy and happiness. We LOVE it!! I told the person, I think I found out that his name is Eric, that there was this magnet on my refrigerator. He was like “You are the lady that posted that!” I am sitting here now, shaking my head and smiling. They saw the post and remembered it. Our opinion of them just keeps getting better and better. He was so kind and thankful for the support.
Okay, we had only one left to go and that was the reason we came. We had made it through the night and was still enjoying it. Well, enjoying it except for that area where the kids all go and …perhaps they call it dancing, I do not know, it is not what I would call dancing, but then again you have seen that I do not know much about this and all of my assumptions were apparently erroneous. I was a bit upset and a bit fearful that someone would be hurt. Here is the twist yet again. Everyone was smiling, bumping into each other, pushing and shoving, but still smiling. Crazy! And I have no idea how they can shake their heads the way they do. I even asked one of the members if he had heard of shaken baby syndrome and he said yes, I have it! There is that humor again! At times, it didn’t really look like they were actually pushing and shoving that hard. Was it my imagination that they were doing this lightly? I did not want my son to get hurt. Then I did not want any of them to get hurt. I was a bit anxious. Another thing I noticed was that if someone fell several people were instantly there swooping down to pick them up and to see if they were okay. Everyone was still smiling. What the heck! These people are still being kind. I am sure accidents may happen, but none of it appeared to be with harmful intent. Hmmmm.
Drums have always been my favorite. I use to love the parades and was always excited when the band passed by. I remember at the parades when the drums were coming by, our son would bounce along to the beat and smile and his eyes would be wide opened! (Another movie quote here….”I think he gets it from me.” Comment below if you get it.) Synovial did not disappoint! When we went to concerts in the past at least one time during the set, there would be a drum solo. I also thought that was a thing of the past. Nope! We were fooled again! WOW! WOW AND WOW! What a drummer Synovial has! When it was all over, we ended up meeting all of Synovial. What a nice, nice group of young men. Thank you for your kindness. I even collected my hug as promised from Kamil! In fact others gave hugs as well!