A Pounding in My Brain, It's Driving Me Crazy

The Killers

When I was in sixth grade, my parents bought me a ticket to my very first concert.

I was really excited. So was everyone I knew, especially my mother. She even bought me a new outfit.

It's weird that I remember this, but I got a white tunic sweater with a black turtleneck and black and white flowery pants. Totally hot! Thanks, Lerner!

On the day of the concert, I walked around like I was hot poo. Everyone wanted a piece of the awesome chick!

School finally let out. My parents and I grabbed a quick bite to eat and then dumped Marcus off. he wasn't cool enough to go with us.

The concert was at Bramlage Coliseum. We herded in with the rest of the cattle and ended up face-to-face with the speakers on the side of the stage.

I waited anxiously for the show to start. And then they finally took the stage!

That's right! Damn Yankees!

Quit laughing at me!

This was way back when that song was really popular! It was awesome!

Bad Company was the other band. I don't remember hearing this song before the concert, but ever since, it's been one of my favorites:

Sitting in front of us at the show were three college-kid-lookin' types. Of course I was trying to look cool because I was at that age when you want to look older.

I saw them pull out their lighters. And then I noticed their smoke smelled funny.

My parents were hoping I didn't understand. But I knew. I was officially hanging out with potheads!

The next day at school, that was my main story. I didn't talk about how Ted was crazy or how my ears were still ringing. It was all about the stoners.

I was, like, totally, the most popular girl.

Until sandy went to see Poison the next week.

I was telling this story to a friend the other night and we went hair band crazy!

Cheap Trick, Enuff Z'nuff, Kiss, Vixen, Great White, White Lion, Whitesnake . . . I'm pretty sure we thought of every great power ballad.

But I'm not completely certain. I'm making a Power Playlist and feel like I'm missing something.

What was your favorite hair band love ballad?

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