Friday, January 10, 2003

Duncan's First Rock Concert

(he's been to several symphonic concerts with his grandmother already).

On January 2, 2003 Duncan and I went to see the band Bowling For Soup ( http://www.bowlingforsoup.com ). They have a song on the radio "The Girl All The Bad Guys Want" that Duncan really likes so we decided that he could go see the show (with me of course). It was a four band line-up starting with American Boyfriends (an OKC band - http://www.americanboyfriends.com/ ), Gob (a western Canadian punk band - http://www.gobnet.com/ ), Simple Plan (an eastern Canadian punk-pop band that had a song on the Scooby Doo movie soundtrack - http://www.simpleplan.com/ ) and then Bowling For Soup (they describe themselves as four fat guys from Denton, Texas).

Using the power of a Dad taking his seven year old son to his first rock concert, I was able to get us into a backstage area where 3 of the 4 members of Bowling for Soup signed his CD cover. Also the lead singer's grandmother lives in Lawton, OK and had come up for the show, so we got to talk with her for a while. She said her grandson had promised not to curse (use the F word) because he knew she didn't like that. And sure enough during his between song banter he pointed out that he wouldn't be saying the F word tonight because his grandmother was here.

To make it more memorable for Duncan we picked up CDs by all the bands (they were pretty cheap) and t-shirts so he'll have some good memories of his first concert.

After seeing live bands he was ready to start one of his own.

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