Saw the Kinks with Johnny COugar opening in 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum.
Cept I was 17 and forgot to tell my parents I was going and had 6th row seats.
Also, I had been pretending to "not hear" my mother, rip, who was royally raving nuts, whenst she spoke upon me.
ALot of "hah?" and waving of hands.
That sort of thing.
Anyhoo, unbenownst to me, momma had scheduled a hearing test with an audiologist at LIJ HMO for me for the very next day, which, due to the insane volume the Kinks played at those days, I thusly failed with flying colors. My ears were still ringing from the night before. I dint tell Mama I was at a concert, remember.
Then, I had to tell her the truth, the ignoring her, the concert, the whole thing, to make her happy again, which I did.
She was as pleased.... as a mental patient could be.
Miss you Mama.
Then, during post 9/11 testing I was told I'm pretty deaf in both Ears for real, which my wife and kids knew for years and were pretty ****** tired of.
Oh the iron.
Was your blessed mum from the Emerald Isle, perhaps? Married to Mrs Big L, I can recognize Irish crazy.
Hope everything works out for you on Monday and that at the least you'll have hearing back in one ear, if not both.
On a side note, my grandmother went fairly deaf all of a sudden a few years back and has hearing aids, but refuses to wear them because "they don't work" (she really just likes to tune people out) and therefore we have to almost scream at her to talk to her. It's rather frustrating and annoying and sometimes after she's over, I feel like I'm going deaf.