August 03, 2007

I Am Officially Going Against Every Fiber In My Being

For the sake of my children's quest to see/be/live all that is Disney.

Tonight at precisely 7:00 sharp we will be at a large arena with Ali & AJ, Corbin Bleu, Drake Bell and Bianca Ryan for the Summer Spectacular Concert OF THE YEAR! Oh my god, how will I survive?

My kids are SO pumped to go. This is the first official concert that they are attending. And to be honest, who doesn't love Corbin Bleu, am I right? I understand their excitement. Their FIRST concert - they'll remember it forever.

I remember mine. Although - I was/have been/always will be - a full out rocker chick who LOVES Rock and Roll and would have rather stuck safety pins through my then small, pink nipples then go to the concert my kids are going to.

It was 1986, and David Lee Roth was coming to our area riding the success of Eat Em And Smile (and my parents let me go - go figure). I bought my ticket at the local Strawberry's Music Store - because in those days you COULD - you didn't have to go online and pay a million dollars. The ticket cost me $10.50. Yeah - that's all. That concert above.... $39.00 a ticket X 4 tickets PLUS shipping/handling and other fees = just under $200.00. For one night!

I will never forget the magic of that concert. I can remember it like it was yesterday and I was in 8th grade. I bought myself an Eat Em And Smile concert shirt for $10.00. Crazy I know - just over $20.00 for a concert and the t-shirt. The last concert I went to recently, the shirts were going for $30 - $40 a shirt. God, how things have changed.

After that David Lee Roth concert, I was hooked and attended every show that came remotely close to me. I loved every minute of it. I suppose this night will ignite the spark in them as well - let's just hope it is for something like the Ratt/Poison Concert of 1987, ok?


At 8:20 AM, Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

OMG!! They are going to have so much fun!!!! You might just be Mother of the Year for this...

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Sherry said...

First of all, perhaps it's just because my kids are so young, and I'm completely out of the loop and missing the boat on this Disney craze, but Corbin Bleu? What the HELL kind of name IS that? Since reading that name, I'm craving some french chicken dish...

Do you remember MY first concert? You took me to see Motley Crue at the Great Big Arena, and Tommy Lee fell from his ceiling drum kit straight to the floor. We all thought it was part of the show, but alas, it wasn't. I'll never forget the electricity of that night, not just for the music but the whole experience of a live concert was incredible.

Here's to hoping you have as much fun at this show as you did when I took you to see Tesla that time.

At 3:42 PM, Blogger amanda said...

This makes me think of my dad who took me and four other pre-teen girls to the Club MTV concert in the late 80s: Paula Abdul, Information Society, Tone Loc (!!!) and Milli Vanilli, before they were discovered to be frauds. I can't even talk about my musical taste (gag), but I love thinking of my sweet, sweet dad probably feeling like he was in Dante's sixth ring of hell the whole time. Your first sounds SO MUCH better. Have fun!!!!

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Heather said...

My son's first 'concert' was the Wiggles. We were on THE FLOOR!!! Shoot me.

My first concert was Rick Springfield. I've totally lost your respect, eh?? ;-)

At 6:54 PM, Blogger michellesocialmedia said...

I am so with you! You are a great mom. The High School Musical thing is kind of like..crack for kids. My younger daughter and pals are awaiting the next HSM movie with great anticipation. You rock that you went with them. Just wanted to say hi, I stalk the blog regularly.


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