Due to technical difficulties, I couldn't post yesterday. In any case we were at a show. Explosions in the Sky supporting Nine Inch Nails.
I'd love to hear Explosions in a smaller venue than say the Rose Garden (Portland's stadium venue). It brought me so much pleasure to observe my husband as he heard one of his favorite bands performing. It was a great experience to share with him.
Something else worth mentioning was Trent Reznor's comments at the end of the evening. It was along these lines: "If you told me 20 years ago that a) I'd still be alive, and that I'd be here..." (he gestured to the supportive crowd, in great numbers). He was grateful to be where he is in life.
I think that (for a range of different reasons), Rivers and Weezer appreciate their successes. Through hard work and opportunities (all well earned) they have achieved longevity. They continue to perform with great energy and gusto.