Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Flight of the Pink Elephant

I saw him standin' there by the record machine...

I wore this to see Joan Jett Friday night. A few weeks ago I mentioned finding this little white eyelet tunic at a nearby garage sale for $1. I think everything else you’ve seen before, except maybe the black woven leather bag. It’s got a leather fringe tassle zipper pull, which I love. I thrifted it quite awhile ago but I don’t remember having included it in any outfit posts. Anyway, just a sweet little white dress toughened up for some rockin’ out ;)



So, we got to the fair with a little time before the concert. Clover being pretty excited about going on some rides, we headed straight for the kiddie section. I was glad I dressed for comfort, as I ended up having to accompany her on the rides, which involved me first squeezing myself into them, haha. She had a blast though, making any discomfort on my part well worth it :)

Alrighty folks, the verdict is in… at 52 years of age and having just traveled from Dublin, Ireland where she played a show the night before, Joan Jett can still rock the @#$% out! No JETT lag here people, harhar. She sounded awesome and her black lycra bodysuit made it quite clear that she's still rockin' a tight little bod to boot.


They kicked the show off with the early 80’s hit Bad Reputation followed by The Runaways’ Cherry Bomb… “Hello daddy, hello mom, I’m your ch.. ch.. ch.. ch.. ch.. ch.. ch.. ch… cherry bomb!” Yup, walked around with that stuck in my head all weekend.

There were a handful of songs from more recent albums that I wasn't so into, but they mostly stuck to the beloved hits of the 80’s and with the recent release of this film, there were plenty of Runaways songs too, including this one that I took video of when I made my way up toward the front for a few songs…


Haha, that was not me yelling, just so you know. Sorry about the sound quality, it got a bit loud for my little camera.

Aside from my brief foray to the crowded front, we hung out towards the back with our friends Ben and Julia. The nearly full moon overhead was pretty incredible. Clover even made some little friends to run around and rock out with, oh my gosh you guys, at one point she started nodding her head and shaking her little fist to the beat… I tell ya, my heart just about melted!

The highlight of the show though was definitely when they played I Love Rock ‘n Roll which sent the crowd into a tizzy, followed immediately by Crimson and Clover or “The Clover Song” as my little rocker calls it :D


25 cents

We ended our evening with a stroll through the carnival area before there was no denying that a certain little party girl was up way past her bedtime.

Um, did I mention how amazing the moon was?! Yeah, overall a pretty fun night :D

18 comments:

Lisa said...

You take some great photos of the fair. I love that last one with the moon shining through. I love that eyelet top too, getting something so cute for next to nothing is such a thrill! we are taking Bea to a concert this Friday, I hope she has as much fun as Clover did:)

Franca said...

I can't belive she's 52! She looks about 30!

I love the fair pictures too!

Modesty is Pretty said...

You look great and those rides look like fun, no wonder little Clover had such a great time, she will always remember these times that you make those little sacrifices you make to be with her(to try to get in tiny places), her name reminds me of the book Chrysanthemum, I love that book and I read it to my kindergarten students every year and they always love it.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

What a great evening! I love the nighttime fair shots. And your outfit is perfect.

Andrea said...

Missa- first off, i'm so jealous that you Californians get to wear scarves all year and that your fairs have music & alcohol involved!! Your photos are great, I think the last one is my favorite though. I would totally hang that one in my living room, it's so ominous & lovely & captures the feeling of a delightful summer evening!

moonshinejunkyard said...

ummmm, yeah this is my dream night. i love that clover rocked out! that is the cutest thing ever and it looks you all of you had a blast. that full moon!!! i wish i had taken more notice of it but i was at a dance party going absolutely crazy. i love your ferris wheel photo; they're my favorites obviously. and joan jett and pat benatar should hang out - both are still amazingly gorgeous and rocking their souls out! LOVE THESE WOMEN!!!!

Jocelyne said...

The carnival makes for some really interesting, awesome photos! I saw Joan a few years ago in Seattle, she is such a bad ass! Looks like you all had a great time, love the outfit! So glad you are getting some wear out of that scarf! :)

Milla said...

What a wicked night and you look adorable crammed into the pink elephant. Rock on sister, I'm sure if Joan could have picked you out of the crowd she too would have appreciated this tough, but sweet outfit!

flaming hag folkwear said...

Right on, I am so glad that you all went to see Joan! Taking little kids to concerts is such fun, when we've taken ours to shows I have found myself simultaneously laughing and crying at their reactions. Of course after a few songs they lose their excitement a bit, having grown up underfoot at their own dad's gigs and maybe somehow seeming to realize that the folks on stage are probably someone's parents, too (?). But, oh boy, those moments in which they are taken away and reacting to the show with such abandon...heartwrenching and hysterical.

summertime dreams said...

that is the most amazing moon I have ever seen!

Teenysparkles said...

Wow Missa, this is a fun post man! Such great pics too, I can tell you were still buzzing about the concert. Crimson and Clover, sigh, the best. Anyhow, did I mention that last time I went on a kid's rollercoaster ride THE BELT CAME OFF!!!!. I screamed (in fear), and thankfully there were no loops. But traumatised forever.
Where did that come from?
Awesome pics.
x

anne said...

i'm cracking up at you saying "that was not me yelling, just so you know." that would be so funny if it was. she's woohoo-ing through the whole song! so rad!
looks like a fun night. and from the sounds of the video she hasn't lost her edge. go joan!

btw- did you ever see that movie fro the 80s with her and michael j. fox? i remember i use to love it, it would be fun to see it again :D

Alexa said...

Cover rocking to Joan Jett!! You'll have to buy her the Joan Jett Barbie. Usually I'm not a Barbie fan (save for vintage ones) but this one is pretty cool:

http://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Collector-Joan-Jett-Ladies/dp/B002IB7Q0G

Justice Pirate said...

Oh how very awesome that you got to see Joan Jett perform. I have a lot of the old runaways albums and really look forward to eventually seeing the movie too. loved watching your video!

Manja said...

Man, she still seems to look so young! It sounded like you had a great time :)

Your outfit is so cute! That eyelet tunic is extra pretty.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Looks like you had some fun. AMAZING pics, by the way. And your sweet little eyelet dress? SWA-EEEEEEEET!

Caroline said...

fun!!!

Andrea said...

Perfect gig going attire! Love the denim & white cotton contrast. The gig sounds like it would have been amazing and a ferris wheel is always a welcome addition! Reminds me of teenage show days - ha ha!