Walking down 7th avenue, a light rain starts to fall. As I’m waiting for the light to turn green, a chap next to me says,
I turn and smile and acknowledge that I am indeed going to the show.
“Your red beanie gave you away my friend.”
I’m not one to usually dress up in costume when going to concerts, but after having seen Seu Jorge last year in Denver, I knew that Team Zissou would be worn this time around.
I continue down the streets of Minneapolis until the Pantages Theater is seen, the bright lights of the marquee shining like a lighthouse in a storm.
Like most theaters in the midwest, the Pantages is ornately gorgeous inside. I marvel at the intricate artwork until the lights go down.
Seu tells the story of how his own Father passed away three days after David Bowie died. During this time his ex-wife pushes him toward a tour of the songs he so memorably brought to life in the movie The Life Aquatic.
Which is how our lives became intertwined over these last few months. I find no coincidence that I hear this story the night before Father’s Day, and it seems to add something special as I let my own Dad know how much I love and miss him.
Which is what the movie was really all about.
I hum and whistle the songs in the Minnesota night as I walk back home in the rain, a smile repeatedly finds it’s way onto my aged face.