Sunday, November 11, 2007

First Concert

Kelly Clarkson
I took the daughter and her BFF to the Kelly Clarkson concert last night. At nine years of age, they were not the youngest groupies there. For the most part, aside from the San Jose State students in attendance, the arena held a lot of women in the 35-54 year old demographic, with their tween and teen daughters in tow. Definitely not a lot of older men there.

You know that MasterCard "Priceless" campaign going? Yeah, that one. Here's my take:

Three concert tickets at $40 each plus $7.50 service fee = $142.50
Two T-shirts (child size) = $70
One popcorn, one hot dog, two sodas = $15
Two sets of earplugs at $1 an ear = $4
Glow sticks, lovingly requested by girls = Sorry, none for sale
Gas for the behemoth to get them there (and back) = $20
Being there while two young girls scream, "We love you Kelly" and sing along with her = priceless.

They had a blast, although they were definitely tired. On the way back, my daughter did what she always does when tired. She feel asleep. Her BFF did what I suspect is what she always does when tired. She talked nonstop.

Watching the crowd, the following ku came to mind:

Cresting teens wander
while aiming for nonchalance.
No one falls for it.

19 comments:

Jolene said...

Glad you had a good time. Ear plugs? :) Wish my mom had been that cool. Notachance. I would have been the friend who talked nonstop, seriously.

Linda said...

I would love to go to a Kelly Clarkson concert but there is no way that I would get my Mindless Self Indulgence - My Chemical Romance loving daughter to go anywhere near one! I think she'd rather let her hair grow out to its normal color first!

mks said...

Wish I lived closer I would have loved to join you! Glad it was one of those "priceless" moments in life.

Bren said...

How sweet of you to endure that for your daughter and her friend!

Great haiku..and very true.

Steph said...

You are a kickbutt mom! Im glad you all had a great time! I was the talker when tired too.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

You are such an awesome mom!! What a cool thing to do for your dd!! My mom took me to New Kids On the Block concerts. I still don't know how to pay her back for THAT torture. Then again, I did take her to a Neil Diamond concert when I was in grad school. I guess that could have been payback, but I actually enjoyed it. Ah. The things we do for our kids! LOL

chichimama said...

Brave. You are so, so brave. And I will fly you cross country to take A and her BFF TBA to their first concert.

Janet said...

I still remember going to my first concert with a friend: Duran Duran at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. It was a larger than life experience that completely rocked my world.

And your haiku? Spot on.

Amy said...

sounds fun. hope you had a good time.

Maria said...

I am just relieved that Liv has so far only asked to see Midori play her violin with the symphony. If I had to sit through a Kelly Clarkson concert, I would be kind of cranky. Not that she is not talented or anything, I just hate crowds and young crowds especially sort of set my teeth on edge.....

WorksForMom said...

So I take it BRUUUUCCCCEEE was way better than Ms. Clarkson? NOW I KNOW where you got your past Jump Twosday inspiration from!

Jeni said...

I hate to say this but...$35 for a tee shirt? Holy buckets! What are they made from - gold threading or something? Other than that (which got my Scottish blood in an uproar, toenails curling, whole nine yards there) taking kids to a concert like that HAS to classify as a true memory maker for her, her BFF and for you too. Hang on to those ear plugs though as they'll no doubt come in handy in the future.

Redness said...

You're fantastic - the girls will remember that for eternity - you're priceless! If you can stand it I've tagged you too ;~)

susiej said...

You are a COOL mom. Love the mastercard "priceless" reference. Fun to look back on the teens, and see yourself too! So glad we're past all of that.

Toni said...

My daughter is more into Hannah Montana but, sadly, we were unable to get tickets when she came into our area. So glad it was fun. You are definitely a cool mom now, you know?!

winslow1204 said...

Love this:) Bet it was a blast:)

D... said...

Oh that is great!!! I've always wanted to take Lamb to see Kelly Clarkson. It hasn't worked out for us yet.

I'm glad ya'll had a priceless time!

tegdirb92 said...

I am so glad that you had a great time. I CANNOT WAIT to be able to do this with my daughters :) Being a mom is the best.

allrileyedup said...

Lovely haiku. You should write one about what a ripoff those T-shirts were.

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