Monday, September 21, 2009

Seen and Heard: Triple Threat!

Well, loveys, it's been awhile since I've updated this blog, and I really don't have any good excuses. I've just been lazy. But I've encountered so much Journey music at random times these past few weeks, that I felt a Seen and Heard is the best way to get back on track. So without further ado...

Locations: Five Guys in Tampa, FL; a USF football game at Raymond James; a wedding in Louisville, KY

Heard: "Don't Stop Believin'" (Five Guys); "Any Way You Want It" (football game); "Faithfully" (wedding)

Probably my favorite out of the three was being surprised by "Any Way You Want It" blaring from a car radio in the tailgate lot at Raymond James Stadium. The icing on the cake was the drunky drunk slurring along with it, decked out in green and gold. Just witnessing the school spirit, along with a love of Journey coalesce so beautifully brought a tear to my eye and an extra spring to my step and got me psyched for the game. And talk about a good omen: USF won that night, and I do believe that it was the talent of the players plus the fact that a Journey song was played beforehand that helped seal the victory.

I was also excited to hear "Faithfully" played at the wedding reception, although I do believe the DJ played it at the wrong time, thus wasting a perfectly good Journey song. He just didn't read the crowd properly. A few too many slow songs had already been played and the energy was just dwindling. While I do applaud this effort to psych everyone up with a little Journey, I think a more appropriate song would have been "Don't Stop Believin'" or maybe a little "Be Good to Yourself." But that's just my humble opinion.


  1. Holy shit, your Five Guys was playing Don't Stop Believin'?! I KNEW that was the ultimate fast food joint. The best I've gotten at Five Guys is "Oh Sherrie" by Mr. Perry himself, sans Journey.

  2. Yep! It was awhile ago, but still worth mentioning. In fact, I think it was the day I got the text message from you about seeing Fat Steve Perry. :-)