But that isn't what I'm here to talk about today. The main love interest in the story, Bennett, and his sister do this thing. (In fact, this thing is technically the catalyst of the whole story because it causes Bennett's sister to be lost in time which forces Bennett to stay in a time and a place that he doesn't belong for a longer period of time than he'd normally. And in that time he meets and falls in love with Anna. Oh *happy sigh* But anyway!)
This thing they do is that they go back in time (within Bennett's lifetime anyway) and they see bands in concert. All those amazing bands that were performing the year Bennett was born or in his toddler years, he's able to go back and visit live.
I didn't think much about it while reading the book, so focused and intent was I on the swoony romance of the story, but now that I do have a bit more time ... isn't that a pretty awesome ability to have? If I were more musically minded, I think I'd have a field day on the number of musical acts I'd have like to have seen. But sadly, I'm a musical idiot.
Who would I pick? I liked Green Day quite a lot as a teenager. Perhaps I'd see Nirvana to see what the fuss was all about? Or maybe The Smashing Pumpkins? Michael Jackson? I don't know! I was born 23 July, 1982. Perhaps along with choosing your own artists, you can give me suggestions for who I should choose? :)
The all important question though, is if you could travel back in time (limited only by the date of your own birth!) to see a band or musical artist in concert, what would you do?!
I had a weird little obsession with Green Day at one point. Can't lie, I would definitely want to see them live. :DReplyDelete
Great post, Clover! Time Between Us sounds like a good book. :)
I grew up listening to what my dad listened to (50s and 60s music!) and wasn't all that aware of popular music.. but I still loved Green Day. Maybe it was my brother's influence?Delete
Time Between Us is VERY good!
I really, really must read this because The Time Traveler's Wife is my favourite book!ReplyDelete
I highly recommend it! :)Delete
First, thank you for reading, and for your lovely review! I loved hearing your thoughts about TIME BETWEEN US.ReplyDelete
The original inspiration for this story came from a conversation I had with my husband. I'd said that if I could time travel, I'd go back and see Green Day when they were playing small clubs in Berkeley. He asked if I'd take him with me. I'd still love to see Green Day, but just for fun, I'll give you another one (I have many).
I wish I'd seen this concert: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nirvana/1991/the-warfield-san-francisco-ca-53d67f01.html
I remember them coming to San Francisco, but I was just out of college and flat broke. Sigh. If only I'd had a Bennett...
Thanks for the WWYD!
Aww, thank you so much Tamara for commenting :) I LOVE that this is one of the inspirations for the novel, I really do.Delete
We all want a Bennett!
I think it'd have to be Queen. I'm only a few months younger than you - so Freddy Mercury died when I was much too young to go to concerts, but he was the ultimate showman.ReplyDelete
I hadn't really listened to Queen until recently! I would have to agree, that it would be really interesting to see him live :)Delete
Hmm, it's hard for me to pick because a lot of the bands I would pick are from before I was born.ReplyDelete
I would say Modest Mouse as I was like 4 when they started. Early 90s Radiohead circa The Bends. John Martyn would be awesome too.
I think I'd just about make it to very late Queen just before Freddie Mercury died too.
This is sort of cheating but Fleetwood Mac, as they were and I think still perform, but I adore them (particularly Rumours and Landslide, even if I wasn't alive for them)
Thank you so much for playing along Lucy :) ...I've heard of Modest Mouse (because of One Tree Hill) but I don't think I've ever heard their music. Much the same with Radiohead actually. I've only heard one of two songs (only one I can think of is Creep!)Delete
What an interesting post! I must say that Queen were my first thought too - how cool would that have been?!ReplyDelete
I think the atmosphere of a Queen concert would be pretty cool :)Delete
I loved that this was something that Bennett and his sister did. I would love to do that if I could go back in time!ReplyDelete
It really isn't anything I'd ever connected with time travel before, but very fun idea and it's been interesting to think about :)Delete
My favourite part of the book was how Bennett and his sister went back in time to see bands. If ONLY I could do that! *le sigh*ReplyDelete
I still can't decide who I'd want to see though, I love so many amazing bands and artists. Um, all of them??
And if you could time travel, you really could see all of them! Awesome.Delete