One of the sad things about living in the 21st century but loving the mid-20th century is knowing that you'll never be able to experience some of the big things from the past that you love. Seeing the Beatles live in concert? Watching man's first step on the moon in '69? Seeing The Blob at the drive-ins in a chrome-covered car with your beau? Not gonna happen.
This is why I am so amazed at what I am about to tell you.
We are seeing The Platters AND The Drifters live in concert. THE PLATTERS AND THE DRIFTERS! Sure, they're all missing an original band member, but who cares? March 22nd, 2012 will never come around quick enough.
To get the chance to see the bands that sang "The Great Pretender", "My Prayer", "Only You" (The Platters), "Under the Boardwalk" and "Save the Last Dance" (The Drifters) is one of those mind blowing moments, for me at least, that takes a while to sink in.
So right now just excuse me as I jump around and dance to sweet early doo-wop tunes.
FYI - Melbournites can see The Platters and The Drifters on March 23rd at Crown