My kids have been to a few concerts but nothing that they were INCREDIBLY excited about…until NOW!
We got to go see Halestorm, which is Phillips favorite band and the drummer is his idol.
Needless to say he was very excited. Now, I love this band so I too was excited and we decided we were going to be hard core freaks (this is the loving name given to Halestorm fans).
As I explained to my kids I was going to give them the GREAT “concert experience”
On the day of the concert we arrived 4 hours before the doors opened because it was general admission. We were also 4th in line. This was so exciting. We met the people in front of us then we were then joined by friends.
Now it is January in Missouri and that day was especially cold, it was -4 degrees outside give or take 20 degrees either way. It FELT like -4 and that’s what matters. So after the excitement of being so close to the front of the line wore off the kids started to huddle. Then they started to complain…”but it is part of the concert experience” I would remind them.
Then when their lips turned blue I would say, “but it’s part of the concert experience”.
Then when their fingers went numb I would tell them “it’s all part of the concert experience!”
Once we got into the venue and thawed out, the kids went to get up close to the action (on the floor), while us old people found incredible seats in the balcony…front row baby!
After the concert when we asked the kids how they liked it and they said, “people started a mosh pit right next to us so we had to get out of there”.
“A drunk girl next to us had to be carried out and I thought she was going to puke on me.”
“There were some guys holding beers but they were talking with their hands so they kept spilling beer all over the place.”
“I liked the music and the band but not the people watching.”
My reply, “its all part of the concert experience.”