I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I’m sure, but we have awesome neighbors! Our neighbor that works for the radio stations stopped by Friday night to offer Mike and the boys tickets to a local event, Orlando Calling. Ian and Tim had looked into attending this on Saturday, but the tickets were well out of their budgets. They were so thrilled and our neighbors are thrilled with their new indentured servants. Ian, Tim and a friend went to this event Saturday and had a great time – you know it was a good time because they came home SHOUTING to me what a good time they had and could I believe how EXPENSIVE a piece of pizza was?
Sunday, it appeared, was a day for older folks with the likes of Bob Seger and Chris Rock and Dwight Somebody. Mike was excited. Mike also knew he was on his own. I hate concerts. I hate the crowd. I hate not being able to see anything and did I mention how much I hate the crowd? So, Mike was on his own to find a “date” for the concert. He had it all planned out. Ian had an Eagle Scout fundraising thing in the morning. Mike planned on coming home for a quick lunch and then a power nap and then a night of musical fun topped off by Bob Seger. Now, Mike has seen Bob Seger many times in concert, but that was back when he was in his late teen’s and 20’s. Mike called around. As Bob Seger did not go on until 9:30, most of his friends begged the late hour – ::::sigh:::: how is it we hang out with a bunch of 80 year olds? Finally, Mike found a concert buddy among our scout friends.
Fast forward to 12:30. Mike came in. I was sitting here writing my incredibly bad November novel. I asked how it was as Mike slammed peanut butter and some bread together. “Bob Seger is REALLY old.” And, with that, he stomped off to bed. I felt so sad for Mike. When I talked to Mike this morning, he was okay with it all. He said the concert was actually pretty good, but, Bob Seger is still old. Ya think?
Guess I won’t be getting Mike the new Tony Bennett cd for Christmas.