Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Off to the Black Parade

The long-awaited anticipation is almost over as My Chemical Romance takes over the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts tonight at 7:30 p.m. I believe that Amanda has lived and breathed nothing but MCR for the past several months and I just hope that the actual concert finally gives me a little relief, though I have the sneaky feeling that there will be over-excited recounts over and over and over again.

It's times like these, when I am going to a sure to be ear-splittingly loud rock concert with three teenagers (one who has taken to squeeing like the ultimate fan-girl lately) that I really have to question my sanity. Seriously question my sanity!

I was just sitting here trying to picture either of my parents ever taking me to a rock concert when I was a teenager and that's an image that I just can't conjure up at all! Of course, my parents were listeners of country music back when Johnny Cash, Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, and the like were considered the "kings" so even The Beatles were over the top for them. For them to have taken me to see my favorite band when I was a teenager (I think it was Electric Light Orchestra at the time), would have been a major miracle and you can bet I would have been eternally grateful and helped out as much around the house as possible until I felt I had paid them back for such a totally awesome thing (Amanda, you getting all this??).

I'm sure we'll be getting back at some ridiculous hour so I suspect that my Wordless Wednesday post will be late but I took the day off from work (see, I'm not totally crazy!) and can spend the day looking at everyone's pictures while the ringing in my ears subsides and Amanda continues to squee.

In the meantime, here's a picture of three really happy teenagers (if Dan looks confused it's because he's trying to figure out his new camera) and I'm sure that there will be more to post after the concert. Lots, lots more to post ...

Dan, Amanda, and Nicole looking forward to The Black Parade


  1. I hope you have a great time. I can still remember my very proper aunt taking my sister and me to a Monkees concert way back when. Sounds harmless??? Not when you find out that the opening act was Jimi Hendrix. My aunt was horrified and it was the last time she ever volunteered to accompany us to any music event. :~)

  2. You're such a good Mum!!!

  3. Anonymous6:49 AM EDT

    Hope they all have a great time, from what I hear about MCR they do give good concerts. Hope they aren't too disappointed that Mikey won't be there.

  4. Enjoy yourself; I'm sure Amanda will.

  5. I hope all 4 of you have a wonderful time, good luck with the hearing loss.

  6. Oh i wish i was coming too!
    How about you phone me and just hold the phone up all through the concert:D

  7. You are a much better mom than I. Make sure that you have super duper ear plugs... LOL...

    Have fun!

  8. Anonymous9:39 AM EDT

    Seriously, it takes a cool mom to go to a concert like this with her kids! They'll trust your advice and appreciate you so much more because you do things like this with them. Like everyone says, get some earplugs. Don't worry though, you'll still be able to hear the band. They'll make sure of that! :)

  9. Yes, yes...you are VERY brave!


  10. Have a wonderful wonderful time!!!!

  11. Can't wait for the followup post. I too cannot imagine my parents taking me to a concert. Country music fans as they were. I loved the Beatles, so that would have been my choice. Great post :)

  12. Is it true the gig is canceled because of the squits?:(

  13. omg you poor thing! i'd rather have my toenails pulled out than go... you are a good mom honey!!!

    smiles, bee

  14. I love going to rock concerts but it's been awhile. I think my ears are still ringing from the last Metallica concert I went to, LOL

    Have fun!!

  15. My mom took me to Willie Nelson concerts!

    That is she dragged me along because NONE of her friends would go with her!!!

    There's a special super-mom mojo for you for being so great to your kids like this, ya know?


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