I am thrilled to be going to see Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson perform Thick as a Brick, along with the 2012 sequel Thick as a Brick 2, in Kansas City tomorrow (Saturday). And here’s a neat twist: Tull’s management liked my review of Ian’s show in Chicago last year, so they’re giving me aftershow passes!
Here is the truly unbelievable part, though. The lunatics at Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest the concert! This is because Ian was married to another woman before his present wife, to whom he has been married for 37 years. In other words, the Westboro Baptist people must think, contrary to what they constantly tell us, that the world is in pretty good shape after all — if this is the worst thing they can think of, so bad that they feel compelled to protest it, things must be getting a lot better.
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