This weekend we went to the Allen USA Celebration on Saturday. This is a huge event in our neighbor city that draws 75,000+ people. We went last year and loved it. This year the big band before the fireworks show was The Bangles! I listened to The Bangles all through high school and loved them, I was so excited to share the music with Micaela-- our 7 year old.
I tried to prepare Micaela for the concert by downloading their most popular songs off iTunes so she could become familiar with them. She loved Walk like an Egyptian, Manic Monday and Eternal Flame.
When the concert started she begged me to take her closer to the stage. Trying desperately to be a hip Mom, I walked Micaela all the way to the stage to see The Bangles up close. We had to tip toe around thousands of people to work our way to the front. In the end, we got about 15 feet from the stage. Here's a picture snapped by someone in the crowd, that's Vicki Peterson above our heads. (you can see we are pretty close).
Micaela was so excited to be so close but I burst her bubble when I had to say no when she asked me to put her on my shoulders. No way I could handle 50+ lbs! I am hip but I am not that strong...lol. Thanks for letting me share!