Here's a copy of an email Lori sent out to her email list: It pretty much sums up the trip to see R.E.M. It was the best concert and we had a great time. The only thing I would add to Lori's words below about my only complaints: - Porta Potties with no toilet paper (thankfully I had napkins in my purse) or hand sanitizer/sinks for a crowd of tens of thousands. Also keep in mind that the sunbathing deer were in the back of a pick up truck with a sign that read "wildlife removal".
"Ok, so my friend Vicki and I went to the REM concert Wednesday night in
Columbia Maryland. It was awesome! I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing
about how excited we were to go!! But bear with me this one last time. You
see, Vicki and I are huge REM fans, we started listening to them when we got
our drivers license at age 16 (19 years ago!) and we listened to the
"cassette tape" constantly, we never "packed" REM away, they will always be
on our playlists and we've remained fans ever since. So this was the concert
we've been waiting for, for more than half our lives.
So I was debating on whether to bring my brand new camera to the venue to
capture this experience on film to keep forever. After talking to Lenny we
decided not to take the chance and have my camera confiscated at the gate,
so I left it at my in laws house.
The concert was exactly what I expected. One of, if not the best one I've
been to. The only complaints I have is that God gave me (and Vicki) short
legs, and not having my camera! Vicki's biggest complaint probably would
have been when Michael Stipe had to voice his political views, but we all
knew that was coming.
So, the only images I got to remember this fantastic trip by are the ones
you see here!! Sitting in traffic on our way home we come across a couple of
dead deer sunbathing on beach towels in the bed of this truck. And I kid
you not, 30 seconds later we find another dead deer sunbathing on the side
of the road!! So there you have it.
Oh, and by the way, every other person at the concert had a camera!!