1. Thursday, July 31, 2014

    saw slash and aerosmith last night at the forum with amber 


    theres many things to appreciate about a long legged blonde who will wear ridiculous shirts and come to a rock show with you

    one is i enjoy taking pictures of pretty girls standing next to strange men, especially if theyre gay or holding signs.

    the first gentleman was advertising one of my favorite soul food haunts, M&Ms (which stands for Mississippi and Memphis(?)

    they keep closing locations and opening up new ones, theres a new one kitty corner to The Forum,

    but for some reason it closes at 9pm which is way too early for the post-show meal but it’s cool.

    what else is cool is people still dont understand that M&M’s signature is they dont give a flip. heres a typical review:

    The food was cold and the service was crap when I went there before Christmas, but the place is ghetto and the waitress was new that short changed me $5. When I brought it to her attention she displayed major attitude telling me that her tip was automatic. Beware of the light-skinned older lady with the crooked afro.

    god i miss that place.10572244_10152575809878057_173887130_n

    my favorite place to park at the Forum is across the street from people who rent out their own parking spots

    that’s where we met Jorge who was so excited to take our $20 and run around the block showing us his “last spot”.

    it sure looked like his last spot although when we got out and paid he ran after someone else claiming that person should take advantage of his last spot

    apparently i parked so well he could squeeze someone else in.

    good for Jorge.

    before i paid i asked him if he would be interested in posing next to Amber

    he said oh noooooo.

    i said i wont tell your wife. he said oh nooooo.

    i said if you dont, i WILL tell your wife.


    he called me his amigo and loco and a few things and it was super sweet we shook hands and he said he would watch the car all night.

    i said if he hears any muffled sounds from the trunk or knocks he should ignore them.

    he winked and said, dont forget to lock your doors “welcome to inglewood!”

    and we became friends


    another thing nice about amber smith blog is she appreciates getting to the show at a reasonable hour so you can watch the opening band.

    last night’s opener was Slash who has no problem playing all the classic Guns n Roses songs that either he co-wrote or played a prominent part in.

    not only that, but part of that great sound were his piercing solos, of which he clearly loves busting.

    we got there a tad late but just in time for Sweet Child O’Mine.

    Slash’s singer, Miles Somebody is no Axl but from the cheap seats (thanks, TravelZoo) he sure sounded like a decent substitute.

    after Miles introduced the band he said, thanks for coming, get ready for Aerosmith, but first, Welcome To The Jungle.

    and it was on.


    Aerosmith was amazing. especially compared to KISS and Def Leppard who we saw a few weeks back.

    Steven Tyler has so much energy its tremendous and he can still hit all the high notes.

    some of his moves are worn out and predictable but theyre still so fun and their catalogue is so deep they still had a half dozen super great tunes (Amazing, What It Takes, Janie’s Got A Gun) that they just didnt have time to get to.

    Back in the Saddle
    Eat the Rich
    Love in an Elevator
    Livin’ on the Edge
    Monkey on My Back
    Kings and Queens
    Toys in the Attic
    Rag Doll
    Freedom Fighter
    Big Ten Inch Record
    (Bull Moose Jackson cover) (with Johnny Depp)
    Lord of the Thighs
    I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
    No More No More
    Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
    Walk This Way
    Dream On
    (With Southern California Children’s Chorus)
    Sweet Emotion

    They brought out Johnny Depp for Big Ten Inch Record but unfortunately Amber was in the ladies room interviewing the ladies and when she got back she only caught a few seconds of the end.

    I said im so sorry, she said, that’s ok, hes not really my type, and then kissed me on my cheek.

    the xbi sure programs these blondes perfectly.

    ktla however needs to fire this reporter:

    also, why were they there?

    speaking of, why were the dorky college kids in the row in front of us there?

    ive never seen a group of youngsters flip through their social media more during a concert in my life.

    during some of the biggest hits one dude was seriously going through his Facebook timeline seeing what his friends were up to.

    meanwhile another guy was texting his friend and his friend was all “are you singing along?”

    and the dude, honestly replied “LOL No.”


    back to amber…


    so to test her willingness to hang with the busblog after the show i was all you didnt drink a drop in the show, you only had a few bites of my pulled pork sandwich

    either you are an amazingly realistic animatronic creation from the future

    or youre starving right now. how about a Munchie Meal from Jack in the Box

    she said, only if you get extra jalapenos.

    which just happened to be the magic phrase so she won Cubs tix for friday night.