Green Day

 

I have been a Green Day Fan since forever. I remember listening to Basket Case and When I come Around when I was in elementary school. I loved the sound. I loved the look. And I loved BJA (Billy Joe Armstrong). Unlike most little kids my age…. I followed the group all the way up until now. I still love Green Day. I love the Kill the DJ song even though I cannot play it around my kids. I love the way it makes me feel. I love how when I am cleaning… I can put them on and just jump around. No matter what mood I am in… I can put them on and jump around.

So before my husband and I got married…. we made a deal. I had been to 3 wrestling events as a child. Well my husband, a big fan, had never been to a live event. EVER. So they were coming to our state which made my husband very excited. We had a deal…if I took him to see WWE he would have to take me to a concert. At the time I really wanted to go to an Usher concert since at that time I had had a crush on him for 13 years. but that feeling changed. Especially when I heard that Green Day was making new music and would be going on tour.

 

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Seeing Green Day was something that I always wanted to do but didn’t think too much of it or that I would ever have the chance. There is nothing like seeing a band that you love live. The feeling that you get cannot be explained.

I was looking forward to this concert forever. I mean literally forever. We bought the tickets for the September show in March. So we had a long wait. And we took my nephew with us because he’s a big Green Day fan as well. So the closer it got, the more excited I was. I just couldn’t wait.

I even went as far as to find the set list that they played at this tour and made a playlist of it so that I could listen to every single song they were going to be playing.

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We were estatic. We had everything planned out. However, there is just something that always seems to happen when you’re looking forward to an event. This stop for their tour happened to be in September. Which also happens to be the hurricane season. And what do you know. That specific day we got crazy amount of rain.

As I was sitting in the car pool like waiting to pick the kids up from school…. I could just see the clouds growing darker and my anxiety growing higher. Then the wind started to pick up and I got even more anxious. 2:30 came and there was no school bell. There was no kids or teachers coming to the cars. There was nothing. Except for a phone call stating that the area was under a Tonado Warning and that the kids were to remain in the school until the warning had been lifted. But that we could also come inside the school and sign our kids out if we wanted to. Which was a crappy way to put it because once you went inside to get your kids….they made you feel like crap for taking the kids out into this weather. But I already spent a lot of money on this concert and there was no way that I was going to miss it. So with my brothers consent, I went in and got the kids.

The concert was unfortunately 2 hours away. And I have this crazy thing about me having to drive whenever we go anywhere. My husband is a good driver, don’t get me wrong. He just has a heavy foot. And honestly anyone but my driving scares the crap out of me. So when I am not driving, I’m anxious. So there I was, driving 2 hours to our state capital in a hurricane to see Green Day.

What they didn’t tell me when I bought the tickets was that it was an outdoor theater. Luckily, since I was so excited about this trip and the fact that it was my birthday present and apart of the deal that I had with my husband about taking him to see WWE he would take me to the concert. I bought tickets that was closer to the stage so we were actually under the shelter. And it rained pretty much the whole concert.

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Because it was Green Day… I didn’t mind driving in the rain. Waiting in line in the rain or driving home in the rain. This concert was one in a million. The band gave the performance of a lifetime. I absolutely adored it. I sang every single word to every single song

Rain and Axiety

Now I can only talk for myself.

And I know I say this over and over

Only for the fact I don’t want anyone to feel like I am trying to talk for anyone other than myself. We are apparently in a world where everyone is very sensitive to what is written or said. Sarcasm and jokes are a thing of the past. Everyone seems to take everything so literal.

But I’m getting off topic.

This post is about something in regards to anxiety. and driving. and how it makes me anxious.

And here’s the thing. I am always anxious when I am driving. Not because I am a bad driver. It’s not me that I am worried about. NO!!! it is the other drivers. The ones who don’t take in to count the conditions of the road or their car. Because too many big vehicles are deciding it is okay to take a sharp curve at a fast speed. Faster than the curve sign suggests. Because they’re obviously in a hurry. Because obviously the place they’re trying to get to won’t be there if they don’t speed. And those are the cars that over calculate or under estimate their car and the curve. Big cars are top heavy if you’re going to fast on a curve…you will tip over.

But I am always anxious because I was in a wreck. On a sunny morning. At a stop light. Because a 20 year old…not even legal to drink…was drunk and high on multiple drugs and off of his seizure medication at 8 in the morning. Seriously! 8 AM. Like how or why would you be that wasted first thing in the morning.

Again I am off topic. This is about the rain. “It can’t rain all the time” But when it does.. I hate. I mean absolutely HATE driving in the rain. It seems like (maybe just in my town) that the crazy’s all flock to the road ways in the rain. And they cannot drive. They wait til the last minute to stop behind you, they are doing running stops. I mean the whole thing makes me completely anxious.

I don’t like going out in the rain. And it has nothing to do with the rain itself. Its the driving. And if I do have to go out…. I refuse to take my kids with me if I can. The roads when wet can be slippery especially in winter. So why would I sanely put my kids in the car with crazy people. The wrecks total triple during rain. So I feel like I would be putting them at a bigger risk by driving them unnecessarily in the rain.

Now that doesn’t mean I don’t take them to school or the doctor in the rain. That’s just crazy. I mean if I want to run to the store because I want to bake a cake… I won’t take them with me. It’s also because….HELLO it is still winter and the rain is cold. We have dealt with enough sickness and a cold rain is just calling for another cold. Nope I will just let them stay home with their daddy while I brave the stupid.

Speaking of which. When it rains….Wal-Mart gets busier… WHY???

Let me know what you think in the comments.

And as always….thank you all for letting me vent