Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Here come The Police!

OK, so not only are my GF and I counting down the days until we head south on vaca to Disney World (as of Wednesday, it'll just be 157 days and counting!), we're also waiting until Friday, Aug. 3, when we head down to Madison Square Garden to see Andy Sumner, Stewart Copeland and some guy named Sting ... you might know them as The Police.

(As if the Bo Bice show wasn't enough excitement!)

I also know them as my GF's fav band of all time — you don't even want to know mine! — so when tickets went on sale, she frantically logged on to Sting's Web site, typed in her membership code, and scored us three $107 tickets in the upper deck of MSG. (We got three 'cause one of her two best freinds, Val, is also going.)

Back then, when the tour was announced, I swear they said that the NYC stop in August was the second on the tour, with the guys first playing Boston's Fenway Park earlier in the week.

Then my fav Police fan e-mailed me today with this story from the USA Today. Am I bummed that we're not seeing one of their first shows on tour? No way! And here's my rationale:

If we wanted, we could've easily driven up to Boston and caught (what we thought was) the first show. But ... the whole reason we didn't want to see their first show together in 20 years is because we thought they might need a few nights to work out any kinks. (Smart thinking, right?) Hence, seeing the third show, we'd see them without any glitches. (Are you following all this?!)

So now ... since we're going to see them more than 2 months after their first show, they'll definitely be at their best, having all those shows before ours to tune up and sound great!

OK, so a lil' Police trivia: What is Sting's real name?
Who wants to be the first to post a comment, give the answer and impress all those other "Sean's Space" readers out there?

And of course, everyone knows of The Police's early "gig" in Po-town, right?

5 comments:

goobberj said...

Gordon Sumner. Have a nice day.

Sean T. McMann said...

DING! DING!! DING!!!
I always remember his name because it's so similar to the actual name of "Alf" (that being Gordon Shumway)

Stephen said...

Haha. Maybe Sting should have called himself "Alf"

Anonymous said...

Sean, great blog! It's Coach Laffin. My father Mort was working the Chance that night. He said Sting was a nice guy and did some shots with him. Keep it going...

Sean T. McMann said...

Thanks, Laff! Is there anything you're dad hasn't done? Hanging out with Muhammad Ali (if I remember correctly) ... drinking with Sting at The Chance ... going to all those PHS b-ball games. He's got to write a book! Thanks again for posting a comment. Keep reading! (PS: Hope you and Kim are finally getting some sleep, Dad!)