This phrase is an inside joke between my BFF Erin and I. It stems from the time she got pulled over and couldn’t figure out why. All she could think of, was getting a ticket for the crime of rockin’ out to Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes. When she told me this story, I was all “I hope you told the cop Paul Simon is not a crime!” Being huge dorks, I was super excited to get a phone notifications from my app BandsInTown that Paul Simon was coming to town with Sting. I texted Erin at 6AM that morning to tell her the news! I managed to get pre-sale tickets a week later and we’ve been counting down the days till the show. Erin met me at my apartment yesterday and we trudged down to the bus in 20 degree weather. We waited 20 minutes for the express bus, only to have the ass hat bus driver zoom right past us! He didn’t even look at us flailing our arms like wacky waving inflatable tube man. RUDE! Since we were desperate and freezing, we took a cab to the Garden.
This was the first time I’ve ever been early for a concert. I have to say, it was pretty relaxing! We managed to get some food and find our nose-bleed seats without a problem. I even smuggled in my awesome camera so I could pretend we had good seats!
I downloaded a set list, but they didn’t really follow it. It was interesting set up though. Sting and Paul Simon sang 3 songs together, Sting had a few songs on his own, back to Paul, then back together. I was really excited to hear Roxanne, Desert Rose, Message in a Bottle, Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, and Graceland. They didn’t sound old and tired, but full of life and energy. God bless em’. Over all, it was a great show. We didn’t let the cranky dude in front of us ruin our fun either! I didn’t really hear what he was griping about, but apparently I was having too much fun. I just nodded and smiled and continued to enjoy the concert doing whatever it was that this guy yelled at me about. We made a point to cheer and clap extra loud, subtly positioning our hands in the direction of his ears. Hey guy, PAUL SIMON IS NOT A CRIME!