Speaking of the Monkees, my girlfriend was kind enough to acquire tickets for an August performance of Shoe Suede Blues, featuring Peter Tork. While I’ve seen the Monkees perform as a group three times (sans Nesmith), I’m excited to see another perform solo, if only for a chance to catch a glimpse of his unique creativity and personality, and, if space and time forbid, to score a picture alongside him, as I did with Micky Dolenz a year or so ago.
Therein lies the rub, however. In a weakened moment of Internet surfing last night, I visited Micky’s webpage and discovered that he and his sister Coco will be performing locally again this year, on July 11 in
(Actually, the advantage is purely geographic, as Micky’s and Peter’s tour dates are very limited. If I still lived in
So, considering that I can’t imagine any of the Monkees performing for much longer, what would you do? Tork’s tickets are already paid for and I wouldn’t pass up a chance to see him perform solo, but should I see Micky again, running the risks I’ve described? I’d hate for Micky to inadvertently make me an unbeliever . . .