Panic! at the Disco

Well, this was a nice thing today. I love it when your get up and have no idea that something really cool is going to happen to you that day. Without going into the details, I got to watch Panic! at the Disco from the side of their stage tonight. I have to say it was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time. I didn’t hurt to be so close either.

It’s pretty rare when band as new as P!ATD tours with such a large contingent of dancers and performers as they do. This was their Nothing Rhymes With Circus tour. I saw a part of their show this summer at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park this summer, but since it was daylight and they were one of a million bands playing, they really couldn’t give the audience much more than a taste of who they were.

But tonight, the sold out crowd got to see them in their element at the UIC Pavilion. The band were great, and the talented performance artists with them on stage really complimented them well. Dancing, burlesque, acrobatics, great costumes and wonderful makeup… And the music sounded great. You could tell they enjoyed coming back to Chicago to do it right.

Well it’s the holiday time of year again. I always have very mixed feelings about this season. I think it’s always a little hard on me. But I have quite a full plate of things coming up and that should keep me focused on what is important.

It’s pretty rare to have four days off in a row to do with as I please, and with the exception of family obligations tomorrow, I plan to spend a great deal of time working on a few photography projects that are going to require about 72 hours of uninterrupted push to get them done to my satisfaction. I think it’s going to be difficult, but if I manage to pull this off, the beginning of something good.

There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now. Some painful, but necessary I think to move forward. I’ll write more about the good stuff next time. I’m looking forward to concentrating on the future. It will be probably the most challenging time I’ve ever had in my life, but I’ve faced adversity before and beaten it every time.

But now to bed. I won’t beat anything if I don’t get some sleep.

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