Nada Surf Nada Plays Mother’s Day

“I am kinda sick of my posters falling down in the middle of the night…”

So its about time I updated…

Thursday night Kay and I met up with 1985 and Dara for the Nada Surf and Ozma concert at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. It was an amazing concert and we all enjoyed it very much. It had been a dream of 1985 and I’s for us to see Nada Surf and to yell “PLAY MOTHER’S DAY PLAY MOTHER’S DAY!” Because that song has such a profound meaning to us. We’ve wanted nothing more then to hear them play it live. So naturally as I was watching them I yelled in my loud, booming, obnoxious way, “MOTHER’S DAY!” at various points of the show. After a few times other’s started joining me in the MOTHER’S DAY chants. The entire concert went by and we were into the encore and “MOTHER’S DAY” was yelled yet again to which the lead singer replyed, “I am sorry we’re not playing that tonight”. I wanted to jump up on stage and say, “I’VE WAITED YEARS FOR YOU TO PLAY MOTHER’S DAY NOW PLAY IT!” but I didn’t. But all in all it was an amazing concert and I am glad I went. We all enjoyed ourselves very much and had a great evening…

So there was this couple at the concert. Sometimes when I am at a concert I see a couple and I’m like, “Aww I wish I was them” but 98% of the time I see a couple at a concert and I’m like “Someone should really skin them alive”. Well there was this couple at the Nada Surf concert and their story is an interesting one. The girl was a tall girl with long blonde hair. She was wearing white capri pants and a white tank top. She had this look that said, “When I was in high school I was a cheerleader and I fucked the entire football team”. Her boyfriend looked like he belonged in Home Depot. He was wearing jeans and a plain peach colored t-shirt. They were positioned right at the front of the stage and we were all about 10 feet away from them . They stuck out like a sore thumb they didn’t look as if they “belonged” at all. But whatever. So during the concert the girl is gyrating and dancing and singing to the songs like shes at a rave. The boyfriend is standing by her eminating this “THIS IS MY GIRLFRIEND NOT YOURS” aura. While the concert is going on they’re drinking heavily. Proceeding to get drunker and drunker as the night is going on. The boyfriend is slopping around falling all over the emo and punk kids. Those poor kids had looks of, “Please someone deny this man the ability to reproduce”, all over their faces. Anyway they’re really drunk and the girl is being super annoying and drunk and screaming, “I LOVE YOU!” to the singer of Nada Surf. She definatly was the only one doing that. The concert goes on and near the end of the show Nada Surf decides to play this somber emotional slow song. It was a very powerful and gripping moment in the show. Everyone was quiet you could hear a pin drop. It reminded me of the times when Radiohead plays Exit Music for a Film at their shows. Everyone is just quiet. Silent. Listening. Being moved by the moment. About 25 seconds into the song maybe 40 the girl starts belting out the words to the song REALLLY loud. The only one might I add, SINGING LOUDLY! During this somber, emotional, powerful moment. I had thought to myself “Just shut the fuck up allready”. Apparently I said it outloud and not to myself. The couple heard me. The girl screamed a big “FUCK YOU” and the boyfriend with his drunken muscles said he was going to “Kick my ass and make me eat grass” or something wonderfully intellegent that only alcohol could bring about. Luckily I was transfixed on the singer at the time so I didn’t make direct eye contact with them so that was good. But I could see out of the corner of my eye the boyfriend looking back at me. I did accomplish my goal, the girl stopped singing. Instead the couple decided to just make out in porno like fashion. They ended up leaving early. I could tell that I broke her spirit. This was probabily this girl’s favorite band in the universe and I made her want to cry in her happiest moment of her life. HAHAHA. Or maybe not. But obviously she couldn’t stay anymore. After they left you could tell everyone in our area was releaved. One kid even leaned over to 1985 and said, “Man that guy was an asshole.” Yes he was my friend, yes he was…

And No Turbo they didn’t play Popular!

After leaving the show we were waiting outside the Bowery for a second to all gather our thoughts. A kid came up to me and said, “Hey man I really wanted to hear Mother’s Day too. I love that song.” we bull shitted about the song for a bit and then we left. Dara said, “He came up to you like you were some sort of rock star or something.” Dara thats because I am a rock star. I am SeanPiotrowski the greatest internet entertainer that has ever lived…

The moral of this whole story is the following…”If you’re going to go to a concert where you don’t “belong” do not get drunk. Because if you do you will make a fool out of yourself and I, SeanRobertPiotrowski, will break your spirit and make you go home and cry in your room”…

Till next time…”Cause you were my leading lady and I really wanted to say that you had some fly moves baby…”

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