First off I need to thank my special friend who was listening when I said I wanted to take my baby to see the Final Tour of Motley Crue!(I promised not to mention his/or/her name.) We are blessed beyond words for knowing you, not just because of our little treat but because of who you are!
If you know me then you know I am a die-hard Motley Crue fan! I have been a fan since the early 80’s, and it brings back fresh, vivid memories of drives to the river with friends getting crazy! I have seen them several times throughout the years, the US Festival brings back wild memories with friends, I can’t believe we survived! I very much enjoy sharing the music I love with my daughter, as I have said in previous blogs, I raised Madison on all genres of music and she knows it all. We were blessed to receive this awesome gift of a concert and dinner, so we drove down to San Diego and had a lovely, unforgettable meal at Lou & Mickey’s. Let me just tell you…OMG…Mardi Gra in your mouth. Everything from the iced tea to the entrée to dessert and coffee were phenomenal. It is the Gas Lamp district across from the Convention center. We ate our meal and enjoyed laughs about life and her plans for the future. Madison and I are extremely close, and thankfully she still likes hanging out with her old mom. After our sumptuous meal we headed to the Sleep Train amphitheater in Chula Vista to start our fun night of great music by the legendary Alice Cooper and of course Motley Crue. “All bad things must come to an end.” Tommy Lee posted a picture of a t-shirt that he hid somewhere in the amphitheater to receive free backstage passes. We looked for the clues but to no avail. It didn’t matter we were sitting fourth row on Nikki Sixx side. The atmosphere made me feel like I was in a time warp, women my age were dressed as we used to in our twenties going to a metal show, short skirts, bolt on boobs sticking out everywhere, big hair etc. It was quite the people watching adventure. Madison got a kick out of it and said, “thank God you don’t dress like that!) Haha, to each their own, no judgement here, rock on girls! The opening act was Alice Cooper and at the age of 66 he can still rock it! Madison said that this was the strangest thing she has ever seen. She enjoyed it and sang along to the songs, well, the ones she knew. The costumes, and dramatics on stage were a feast for your eyes and imagination. I bet you can guess what his final song was, right? Schools out! Every person sang their hearts out to this timeless song. We were all sweating as the night air was still in the high 80’s, luckily by the time the Crue came on it had cooled down just in time to get hot again! There was a half hour intermission so everyone can get beverage refills and take potty breaks. I couldn’t wait for the Crue to come on, and just before they did the song, So long farewell, a famous song from the musical the Sound of Music. When it came on Madison was saying what a strange song to play at a rock concert, but she also said, I bet they are going to come out now. The audience was drunk and restless with anticipation. When I say, “drunk,” I mean it in every sense of the word. The guys came out and jammed like no ones business. We were screaming and singing and clapping our hands in the air. Vince said, “How are you Mother Fuckers?!” The crowd roared! They played all of my favorites, too fast for love, shout of the devil, Kick start my heart! (kick-start is my personal favorite to jog too!) I had seen Motley two years previous at this same venue with Kiss! It was a kick ass concert, and I knew I had to go to the final show! The show was full of fire, smoke and loud booms! We got squirt by water guns from the crew, which was a pleasant surprise as it was hot and sticky out. I didn’t even mind that the drunk next to me kept spilling his beer on my feet or when he crawled over me and fell on my leg. It’s the price you pay when you sit close to the stage! Nikki was incredible as usual, interacting with the audience as he spit water into the crowd, I am glad I wasn’t sitting that close, haha. It was a bitter-sweet show for me because I followed this band since I was a teen, and now it is the end of an era. A very important era, as my friends and I listened to this music at every party, we danced, sang, wore leather and studded jewelry and of course the big hair with tons of Aqua Net. (Shhh don’t tell anyone.) I was a little disappointed because Tommy Lee didn’t have his roller coaster drums going on, and I told Madison how awesome it is to watch him play the drums upside down. He really didn’t say much until the end of the show when the band took their final farewell together. Oh well…When they left the stage I was like…that is it!!! Then a few moments later the band showed up on a grandstand in the center of the amphitheater and sang Home Sweet Home. It was a perfect ending to a fun show that I got to enjoy with the love of my life! I had an opportunity to meet Nikki Sixx a few months back at the Parlour Room in Los Angeles, I did cupcakes for ModelsNMutts and Nikki’s wife Courtney was one of the Models of the month and was the guest speaker. I can honestly say that this couple is pretty awesome! Both are so down to earth and nice, easy to talk to and are both gorgeous. They are very lucky. It would be easy to not like Courtney because she is a flawless beauty with legs as long as my body, but when you meet her she is genuine and sweet. So ladies, be kind, Courtney is one of a kind and great for Nikki. Okay, I put my two cents in about that. Rip Motley Crue, it was a fabulous run and thank you for all the awesome memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Check out Nikkis band Sixxam. They are coming out with a new album! More to come from Nikki! That is my non important two cents, but they are mine nevertheless. Rock On!!!!