I had one of the best nights ever last nigh. I drove to beautiful Canandaigua, New York, which, may possibly turn into my new vacation spot. I saw one of my favorites bands, Mumford & Sons live. And I went there with my wonderful and ever astounding 2 and a half year old son. Yes, you heard me right, I took my kid to a rock concert. So let's see how this whole thing unfolded.
About 7 or 8 weeks ago, I found out that Mumford & Sons were going to do a show about an hour and a half away from where I live. If you have not heard this band, they are AMAZING and you need to check them out immediately! Anyway, I jumped at the chance to see them and asked around if anyone was interested in going with me. I got a few nibbles, so I got 2 tickets as soon as they went on sale. So last week, I ended up finding out that the person I thought I was gonna go with couldn't make it due to work responsibilities, which I understand, we gotta make that money :) So, I said to myself, its only a week, I'll find someone to go with me. Well, I didn't, and a few days before the show I posted a desperate plea on Facebook begging anyone to go to this show with me. Not one person accepted the offer out of my "418 Facebook friends", although I did receive quite a few "I wish I could go, but...". Now, I have always had insecurity issues and its gotten 100 times better over the years, but boy was it in full force now. 1, I'm thinking, "Wow, I have no friends" and 2, "No one likes me enough to spend a few hours at a free rock concert with me". Yeah, like I said, in full force. Despite my self loathing, I was going to this show, not just because I had tickets, but because they are one of the few current artists around that truly inspire and make great music. I was going to support them, no matter what. But there was this dilemma. I had already paid for the extra ticket and I couldn't get my money back. Who was I going to take when I had no taker???
Like I said, this is not gonna be a habit, but I'm so happy to have shared this with my kid and I can always say that I took him to his first real rock show.
Love to you all,