While my high school classmates were tie dying t-shirts, getting high, and listening to bands like the Dead and Pink Floyd, I was busy trying to figure out who rocked the long hair more-- Bono or Michael Stipe-- and making out with my computer nerd boyfriend (who went on to rock some serious Fabio locks post-college) to Leonard Cohen.
Ah, the 80's revival of all things hippy. Never got it.
But if you read this blog regularly, you already know that Mama, despite her love of Bonnaroo, has no truck with the hippies.
Still and all, this particular event sounds wicked cool-- maybe even wicked cool enough to make me consider rubbing elbows with dirty hippies.**
On May 15, You Crazy Digmond (that's not a typo), which I assume is a Floyd cover band, will be playing Pink Floyd live at the University of Louisville's Rauch Planetarium, complete with laser show AND planetarium show. Set #1 is The entirety of "Dark Side of the Moon" performed live with the laser show. Set #2 is "Uniview the Universe" to live Floyd tunes.
Gates open at 730p for BBQ and brews, sponsored by BBC.
At 8pm, Scott Mertz-- who I used to bump into EVERYWHERE the first year or so I lived in Louisville and now haven't seen for years-- will play a live acoustic set.
Set #1 begins at 9pm; Set #2 begins at 10:20pm.
Buy your tickets early-- they're just $12 right now online.
If I do go, I'll probably stick out like a sore thumb, so make sure you stop me and say hi. I'll be the one muttering under my breath, "What kind of adult brings a hoola hoop to a planetarium show?"