“Misty Says, ‘Woo!'”

When we were in college, Stephen took me to see Pink Floyd in concert. This is standard mating ritual for the nerd set.

He loaded eight of us into his parent’s Suburban and we drove the five hours to Texas Stadium in Dallas to see the show. Sounds like a great college road trip, huh?

Except the part where I was sick as a dog. I had some sort of cold/flu and my head was so stuffed I could barely hold it up. I was completely miserable and popping Sudafed like candy but dang, I was going to see me some Pink Floyd.

All I remember of the concert was the driving rain that began during an extended set of songs from Dark Side of the Moon and poured in on the crowd through the open roof, the giant pigs and the fact that I couldn’t yell worth a darn. So in spectacular nerd mating ritual style, Stephen got his best pals Mike and Scott to yell for me. All three of them took turns yelling, “Misty says, ‘Woo!'” It was only one on a very long list of things that made me marry Stephen.

Yesterday, I got an email from Mike:

I went to see Bob Dylan here in Little Rock on Tuesday. During the show, I shouted out “Misty, says ‘Woo!'”. I though you might like to know.

So I quickly replied and asked him if I could post about it. Here’s his return email:

I’m pretty sure Scott yelled that at The Who as well. It is sort of a
tradition with us.

So if you are ever attending a concert and you hear some guy yelling out of the crowd, “Misty says, ‘Woo!'” know that it is a long tradition and that they are yelling for me. And seriously, if you aren’t as charmed as I am by that then your heart must be a concrete block.



  1. on August 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m gonna co-opt that now.

  2. Mike
    on August 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Someday in the future, Misty and I will once again be at a concert together. If I am sick on that day and have lost my voice, I expect Misty to shout out “Mike says, ‘Misty says, “Woo!”‘” Do not let me down.

  3. Lisa
    on August 30, 2008 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I love friendship traditions! Two of my friends have an armadillo thing going that’s spanned 20 years. Don’t ask, it’s a long, long (did I mention long?) story!! “Woo” to Mike, Scott and long standing friendship! (And “Woo” to Stephen for exemplary mating ritual enhancement.)

  4. Joyous
    on August 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Aaron is about to go to the Hyatt for the Cruxshadows concert. I have instructed him to shout, “Misty says, ‘woo!'”

  5. Lanabob
    on August 31, 2008 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    This explains that guy behind Mark at the Dave Matthews Band concert last month.

  6. on August 31, 2008 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to all who are now including “Misty says, ‘Woo!'” in their concert experience. As silly as it sounds, I’m incredibly touched.

    Lanabob: Did Mark actually hear that at Dave Mathews? Cause if so, weird!

  7. Aaron L.
    on September 1, 2008 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    I attended Ego Likeness this evening and the Cruxshadows last night, and indeed yelled “Misty says ‘woo!'” at each.

  8. on September 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Ya know, I *completely* forgot about this! As One-of-Eight, I should be ashamed that I forgot! That was a fun trip, though; great show. I’ll remember to do this at my next concert. How you kids been?

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