Thursday, 27 February 2014

Boss Time!!

Firstly I would like to say thank you all so very much for your lovely, kind words, comments, emails and chats when I lost my boy.  I can't tell you how much it meant to me.  You guys truly rock :)

It's finally here!  The looong wait is over.  Tomorrow (Friday) we take off to see Bruce Springsteen in concert!

If you are a regular reader here you probably know that Bruce is Rick's absolute idol.  He is a huge (understatement) fan.  You probably also know that Bruce came 'down under' last year but unfortunately didn't make it past Australia and how gutted we were as we thought concerts in NZ to be a real possibility.

This time around he has included NZ and is playing two concerts ... and Rick being the massive fan that he is insisted we had to go to both!  So ... we're off tomorrow to attend both concerts over the weekend.

Rick saw Bruce over 10 years ago when he last played in NZ and I am so excited to be there at his side this time around.  I can't wait to see his excitement and expression when the Boss takes the stage :)  Don't get me wrong.  This is not all entirely Rick's gig.  I am also a big fan and am quite proud of how much of Bruce's extensive repertoire I know (if I do say so myself).  Oh yes, I've been brushing up on the songs and 'practicing' lol.  Of course, it goes without saying Rick doesn't need to brush up lol.  I am also looking forward to just spending the weekend away together.

I am a bit worried though how I will handle the crowd and the atmosphere and whether I will have the required stamina.  For both of us, but for Rick especially, this is a dream come true.  I would hate to detract from his full enjoyment by not being able to keep pace, or for him to compromise his preferred 'spot' at the concert for my benefit (our tickets are in the front section standing ... of course! lol).  Summer seems to be finally making a late surge here so I am crossing fingers for fine weather. It should be, according to the forecast at least!

Having said that, I am a little more relaxed now than I was.  I'm sure I'll be caught up in the atmosphere and music and be fine.  Not to mention watching the man I love getting into it and enjoying his dream come true :)

We will be away until Monday evening which, of course, also means I will be awol from blogland for a  few days.

I realise I have posted much about 'us' or DD recently.  I do have a couple of posts floating around in my head which I hope to make some semblance of sense of and publish in the near future.


  1. Have a great time and tell us all about it when you get back to blogland.


  2. Roz,

    You lucky devils. I'm green with envy:)

    Have a wonderful time and I hope you'll share a little about the Boss when you get back.


  3. Have a wonderful time. So maybe you won't have the best view of 'The Boss', but you will have the best view of your 'Boss' and well, isn't that the best view?

    Enjoy Rick and Roz!

  4. Oh..way cool. You will have a blast, He is one of my favorites also. Don't worry you will do fine, the music will carry you to where you want to be.
    hugs abby

  5. Two concerts! That is fandom. I'm not good in crowds, but when I went to a Take That concert a couple of years ago, I was so wrapped up in the music, the atmosphere, I didn't think about it once. Your ears will be ringing for days!

  6. I'm so glad you get to go see this concert together! Have fun fun fun!

    Does your arena allow you to bring in your own portable seating? I know standing room can be rather crushed, and people are moving around a lot, but I wonder if you could bring a lawn chair? Or perhaps rent a wheelchair? I know. I know. But it might not hurt to inquire ahead of time and explain your need.

    I'll be playing Bruce songs this weekend, in delighted honor of the two of you finally getting to do this together... and pretending I am there with you. Ha! Nothing like a third wheel inviting herself along. ;-)


  7. Have a wonderful time and just go with the flow. It's lovely when dreams come true.

  8. So fun!!! I hope you have a great time!

  9. I am so happy for you. :). I did get your email, but not at my computer right now, but will try the reply before you leave, sorry about that... Either way I hope you have a wonderful time!!! :). And Rick might have to take a little video for us of your last minute practicing. ;)

    {{{hugs}}} EsMay

  10. That sounds like so much fun Roz. I hope you two have a fantastic time!!!

  11. Hi Roz, what a fabulous weekend you have coming up. I hope you both have a lovely time.
    love Jan.xx

  12. This reminded me of one of my favourite Michael Palin sketches. Copy and paste this into the address box

    Hope you two have a great concert.


  13. Oh Roz...both concerts? How awesome! I am so jealous! Wishing you and Rick a wonderful rockin' boss of a weekend! :D

    Hugs and Blessings...

  14. Woo hoo! Hope you two have a rockin' time!!

  15. Hope you both have a lovely time, although im sure you will

    jealous lol


  16. Oh Roz I know you will have a really wonderful time! Enjoy. He gives such a great concert!

  17. Sorry Roz I'm really late to this but I hope you guys have/had a really good time and I can't wait to hear all about it :)

    Hugs x

  18. Have a great time Roz! are already there. Don't worry about the energy part. You'll do just fine.

  19. hope you have a great time at the concert! :-) Hugs

  20. That is great! What a fun concert and a great time you will have. Don't worry about the future, it's a waste of time. Just enjoy. Hope the Boss rocks

  21. Hope you all are having a great time!!!!!

  22. Hope you both have a wonderful time and enjoy each other.

  23. Hi Roz, :) The Boss concerts must have come and gone by now. I am betting that you and Rick had an AMAZING time of it. Such great songs. We will look forward to hearing all about it! :) Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  24. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and well wishes. Normally I would reply to your comments individually and apologise for not doing so this time. However, I am about to publish a new post detailing the weekend which covers what I would say in replies.

    We had an amazing time and Bruce and the bank were just fantastic. All in all it exceeded our expectations and was a real dream come true for both of us.