I’m a Creep. I’m a Weirdo.

What the heck am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.


I typed out these lyrics to Creep in a Facebook message. Little did I know, they would dramatically change my life. It was, in all honesty, the only Radiohead song I knew.

I saw an update status asking if anyone would be interested in Radiohead concert tickets on Sunday. Well I really wasn’t, unless I could get my brother to come down from Oklahoma, but being it was a Sunday night that wasn’t likely to happen. The bigger question to me and the one that I asked to my casually acquainted Facebook friend……why aren’t you going?

He admitted to not having a date, going through a hurtful divorce, and the regular woes of life that we all get so caught up in that we forget to – well – have fun.

Then I wowed him with my lyrical knowledge. “I’m a creeeep! I’m a weeeeirdooooo!” Never mind I wasn’t singing but typing. I’m that good.

He was so impressed that he found a fellow Radiohead fan in all of Facebook-land that he offered to take me to the concert, so we could crone as one.

I did what any single girl would do trying to become a crazy fan in 48 hours or less to impress a guy. I google searched a few more songs. Surely I knew more than one Radiohead song. Right???

I found Karma Police. Yeah. I think I heard one of the contestants sing that on Rockstar INXS. Cool! I watched the video. See I was a Radiohead fan after all. No problem.

We made plans to meet at his house at 6pm to head from Arlington to Dallas. I talked to him for the first time on the phone the day before to set it up. I, incredibly, got there at 6pm sharp. For those that know me that was a miracle in itself.

As I pulled up, the garage door opened and there stood my date – that wasn’t a date – but just a kind gesture of servitude to another concert going Radiohead fan (heh).

Our eyes met in smiles right away, he was MUCH better looking in person than in his picture and what surprised me most of all…he was TALL. 6ft 1in. If only Facebook gave profile stats, I could have known. I wore my high heel sandals thinking he was short. I know. Don’t try to compute the logic, I had guy issues. Ahem. I’m a creeeeppp.

Off we head to Dallas, listening to Radiohead in the car, except I didn’t know it was Radiohead since I only knew ONE song. Maybe two if my Google memory held out. I actually figured it out AFTER the concert when I truly was a new turned fan.

Didn’t matter anyhow, we talked the whole way – about – everything. If there is one thing my momma taught me it was how to have a conversation, with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Thanks mom! I’ll chat with you later when I have a few hours *wink*.

It was a good thing too. It took hours just to get INTO the concert. Never have I seen so many people going to a concert at Superpages.com, or better known as the Smirnoff, or more simply Fairpark, in all my life.

The park was packed. Our seats were just under the awning – which was GREAT – considering the entire lawn behind us had seating that was really far back and ALL of it was standing room only. The concert started right after we sat down and it took my breath away. Literally or Lyrically. I guess both.

And really I can’t describe it, but those things hanging down..they changed colors. They glowed. They flashed. They did everything but walk off the stage, or maybe they did that too. It was all in tune to the beat, and the motion of the music, which was poetry in itself. Incredibly awesome, like nothing I have ever seen.

These images are from a google search. Our view was more like this.

But honestly? It didn’t matter where we sat. It was the greatest, most energetic, dramatic, artfully choreographed media concert show I have ever seen and, trust me, I’m no concert virgin. There was a time I thought I was watching a video being played on a big screen, when in fact it was in live time with the stage. It was that good.

I felt SAD when it ended. When our night ended. I felt like we went through something special together and a friendship bond formed. Was it love at first sight? Not at all. I was pleasantly surprised by him. Blown away by the concert, and really enjoyed our long car conversations. *It took three hours to get OUT of the concert*

Jason, my friend, my boyfriend, now my future husband – Happy TWO year anniversary of our meet date. I can humbly say, May 18, 2008, a Radiohead concert, truly changed my world by bringing you into it.

You know the funniest twist to it all? They didn’t even play Creep.

I’m a creep.
I’m a weirdo.
What the heck am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

207 thoughts on “I’m a Creep. I’m a Weirdo.

  1. I love Divine connections! I had one with Alpha Hubby 16 years ago and gotta tell ya – God rocks when He’s your matchmaker!! We’re STILL talking the night away… among other things, smile!


  2. Visiting from SITS!

    Love this post… um, you know about as much as I would know about Radiohead… and MY husband ( also a Jason ) is a HUGE Radiohead fan.

    Sounds like you and I would be great RLFs!


  3. That story gave me chills! What an awesome story!

    I can’t believe they didn’t play creep though. That’s my fave song of theirs. I especially love the line “I wanna perfect body. I wanna perfect soul.”

    Anyway, happy SITS day!


  4. I love Radiohead! Love them! And I love your story. That is so fabulous, that you answered his post on FB, that you knew one song, that you went for it on a whim.

    Just all together, so romantic and awesome.

    I’m not going to overwhelm you today, because today will be overwhelming enough for you, but when things settle down, come on over to my blog. I’ve got a story about Radiohead. We’ll talk.

    Congratulations on your SITS day.


  5. What a beautiful story. So romantic and sweet and just meant to be!

    I love Radiohead, and I love that song. I haven’t listened to it in about a year or two, I think I’ll head over to youtube now. (=


  6. Happy (belated) SITS Feature Day & Anniversary!

    Radiohead is truly an innovative & unique band, known for their great music & now, their matchmaking skills.

    I hope you had a great day!


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  8. What a beautiful story on how you guys met!! I am a lover of Radiohead!!! When we started out little addiction to Rock Band and their song Creep was featured on it, we played it over and over. Love them!!


  9. mommylebron

    *sniff* Was this s’posed to make me cry?? I did not see a tears disclaimer! I love stories like this, hopeless die hard romantic that I am!


  10. I’m a huge, huge Radiohead. I have most of their albums, 7 to be exact including their Best Of’s. That concert looks so explosive. I can tell you had a great time. What an experience alongside as well. Nice stumbling upon your blog.


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