Monday, August 17, 2009

Almost Picture Perfect

Back in 1977, I could only dream of seeing Shaun Cassidy in concert. I never sat in the crowd of screaming girls to hear him sing "Da Doo Ron Ron". I was not meant to see his feathered bangs and white jeans in person.

But I really, really wanted to!

Last night, I lived out all my childhood concert dreams....with my daughter, the Jonas Brothers, and seventeen thousand screaming girls!!

I'm not ashamed. We had a BLAST! We squealed, we danced, we sang....did I mention we screamed and squealed?! A lot.

The giddy girls:
The sparkly shoes:

Co-Winners of Mother of the Year:

The one thing I didn't get to do.... take pictures of my daughter's face enjoying it all.

Why you may ask?! Because we were asked to take our digital cameras back to the car. Not because you couldn't have a camera, but because it wouldn't fit in my pocket. Meet the world according to Susie Stickler, ticket scanner extraordinare.

I politely informed Susie that there was NO mention of camera size on our tickets or the arena website. She informed me that it was a Jonas Brothers rule. Ooooohhhhh.

We followed Susie's "rule" against our better judgement will! Of course, when we entered through another gate Nice Nancy, ticket scanner, didn't so much as ask to see the contents of our purses. She just instructed us to have a good time.

After a "quick" 20 minute wait for the little girls room, we arrived at our great seats with about 15 minutes to spare.

After looking around for a few seconds, I realized SEVERAL people on the rows around us had cameras that were exactly the same size as mine and LARGER. Imagine the happiness I felt right then and there.

Here's the only photo that came out of the Princess enjoying the concert.

The concert was spectacular! It was worth the wait and definitely worth every penny. The $4 pink cotton candy was the bargain of the night.

The mom's even got in on the singing action when the JoBros busted out their own rendition of "Sweet Caroline".

As we were sitting in traffic, we even got to wave at Kevin who was sitting in the front of their bus which passed us. *SQUEAL*

Despite the awesomeness of the night, I left with but one regret.

I have no photos of my daughter's face the moment the Jonas Brothers appeared on stage. No photos of her screaming her pretty little head off. No pictures of her swaying her arms, or of her singing and dancing in her seat.

No pictures of us together on this BIG event for both of us.....our first teenage heart throb concert.

But I'm not bitter......maybe just a little.....or a lot!


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Tammy, how precious! I LOVE this! Sister Sledge is not a JOns fan, but we will be going to see Miley on OCt. Will you be there? WOuld love to see you. I will have on my sparkly shoes.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

It looks like you all had so much fun!

Valerie said...

Shaun Cassidy!! I so remember my crush on him and Leif Garrett. I actually got to meet Leif Garrett twice. lol I know your girls and you had a great time. I remember taking my daughter to her crush in concert New Kids On The Block I had almost forgot about it. Thanks for jarring my memory! I love all your pics by the way.

jennifer said...

This was a feel good post if I have ever read one. I'm sorry about the pictures but the memories? You'll never forget!

She was rockin' the concert in those sparkly shoes. What cute outfits they had on!

Jane said...

You're such a great mom! I love the pictures you DO have and your memories of the night and the post you made here are great ways to hang onto that amazing night. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! (Now you have me humming Sweet Caroline!...Good times never seem so good!)

Tam said...

TOO COOL! You are a super cool MOM!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I have no pics from my Donny Osmond concerts, either, and I wish that I did, but I still have the memories even though that was so long ago. she will always remember, Mom, and so will you. Most of all, someday it will hit her how nice it was of you to take her.

Linda Benson said...

How fabulous! I am so excited for you all -- how fun! We have been thinking about a concert with our girls. So glad you had a wonderful time! :)