Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'd Rather Be Sorry For Something I've Done Than For Something I Didn't Do

 My sister, Barbie and I went to see Kris Kristofferson a week or so ago.  She stayed up until midnight to grab us tickets on the front row.  I snapped this picture from my chair before he came out.  I kind of like the composition of it.  It was an intimate evening with an icon.
 He sang up every song we all knew, and spoke of some of the people who had passed through his life.  He told us of some of his escapades from his younger and wilder days, for the good times.
 I took these pictures of him after he was finished singing.  I didn't want to make him forget the words.  I wanted to help him make it through the night. He is 75 now but he was still sharp.  He was a Rhodes Scholar, remember.
The next day I went to visit my grandies.  I was in the grocery store with Rachel.  I spoke of the concert.  She said, "Who is Kris Kristofferson?"  Cheese and Rice!!  She had a cultural gap!! 

I sang her a line or two from some of his songs. Nope. Never heard it.  Not even freaking Bobby McGee!

When we were in the check-out stand, hoping to prove that she was lacking in knowledge of great song writers, I asked the check-out guy if he knew who Kris was.  No!  He had never heard of him!  Gah!   He said, "This guy will know.  He's a music genius.  Hey, Brice!  Do you know who Kris Kristofferson is?" 

Stupid kid didn't know either. 

That was when I remembered that when I looked back over my shoulder, the concert attendees looked like a bunch of Q-tips sitting in the audience.   Crap.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a fun evening. I do know who he is :) Love the Q-tip

Keetha Broyles said...

"Me, me, teacher!!! I KNOW!!!" she said as she waved her hand wildly in the air.

xinex said...

Oh I know him, lol, and what a fun time you've had. I would love to see him sing in person too. Did you enter my giveaway yet? If not, you still have time. It's in my post before Charleston....Christine

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh--that must have been amazing!!! I wish I knew he was in concert--I would have gone too! Thanks so much for your sweet meant so much. xo Cindy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I had no idea he was that age! Guess that shows you mine! :) I always thought he had the sexiest voice. Lynn, it's a good thing your posts are nice and short because I just went back forever reading them all!~ And that birthday cake....too funny! Have a wonderful week.

Lori E said...

Who? Just kidding. Of course I know who he is. Stupid kids. My sons would know and they are 24 and 28.
I went to the "record store" about 2 years ago and wanted a particular song and of course my mind went blank.
When the young guy asked me if he could help I said, rather lamely, that I wanted Here Comes the Sun but not by the Beatles and he said instantly "Oh that was Richie Havens".
I was so amazed that this young kid knew that right off the top of his head.

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha, well I know who Kris is and Love his music too! What a great night that must have been.
loved your comment about the Q-tips! LOL
hugs Lynn

dirty girl said...

well i know who he is, and i had a crush on him for years. he is quite a dude. you are so lucky you got to see him live!

and i hope you educate that family of yours about him! :)