well i guess the north american rock gods decided to take pity on me, because
after failed attempt #3 to see bif naked perform more than one song live
(october 29), i discovered that she was coming back to boston in december. i was
going to boston anyway that weekend, so the timing was perfect.
so viv and i trekked out to see bif naked again. viv is also a fan of days of
the new, so she was pretty psyched. i had just seen filter in new york over
thanksgiving weekend, during which a drunk overzealous crowd-surfer kicked me in
the eye and i probably bruised a few abdomens with my flailing bony elbows, so
THROW ME IN AGAIN i said! well, actually, i knew it was going to be a tamer
crowd, so i could concentrate on enjoying the show instead of dodging flying
bodies. i'm not a big person at all. in fact, my friends call me "toothpick."
"being we little people sucks! fuck you!" (a take off of gross gross man...)
okay, so let's just say you were a chocolate addict and people have been
dangling godiva truffles in front of your face for months and then snatching
them away at the last moment. when suddenly, you get your hands on a box of
godiva truffles, you can hardly believe your good fortune, and you start
behaving like a starving ethiopian who has just been beamed into an
all-you-can-eat buffet. such was my reaction when bif came onstage.
yumyumyumyumyum! my hyperactivity (and my misplaced backpack which i had left on
the podium) attracted the concern of bif assistant angela. what can i say? i am
a walking safety hazard. no, i didn't jump onstage. at the filter concert i
would have been on the mellow side. i guess the people at the bif concert were a
little more... uh... polite.
so her set was amazing. the energy and interplay with the crowd supersedes
anything i've seen before at a concert. during some interludes, she said she was
going to get shots so she could visit her dad in india in january. (she inquired
if there were any doctors in the audience with vaccines stashed in their
packpacks...) and she also mentioned that she was coming back on early spring.
yippee! and she also said she was signing autographs after the show.
so during intermission we went to the t-shirt stand (no bif t-shirts --- she
said they were stopped at the border)and eventually i got to chat a bit with
her. actually, it was more like chattering. viv said that i was the only fan to
out-talk bif. (i was incredibly psyched, and when i get incredibly psyched i get
incredibly conversational and hyper.) she talked about her bus driver in germany
who had a big round belly, and she said she was trying out for a movie which is
being produced my the same guy who produced jackie chan's "rumble in the bronx."
i told her to check out jet li (the villain in lethal weapon 4), b/c he's
majorly hot and is a martial arts god. jet li is doing a movie with aaliyah (the
r&b singer) called "romeo must die." i think he and bif should do a movie
okay, that's pretty much it, except viv said she wanted to fall asleep during
days of the new b/c bif was so good. and we saw bif walk back to her bus right
before we were about to go home. she had changed into what looked like an adidas
or similar type of warmup suit.