Thursday, August 14, 2014
Because the Yankees are too depressing to write about: Two conversations overheard at last night's Jackson Browne concert in Syracuse
Posted by el duque at 10:06 AM
At half-time, I went for a beer. Standing in line, I found myself in a crossfire of conversations.
In front of me, a white-haired guy told his friend that Browne's opening number - "I'll Do Anything" - was the song that was playing long ago, in the precise moment that he proposed to his future wife.
Behind me, a woman was saying that it was a good thing that her friend couldn't make it, after all, because she would never have navigated the theater's steep balcony steps with her new artificial hip.
Like I said, great show. But I will remember the ping-pong emotions of those two conversations as much as any song of the night. Getting old sucks.