Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wav's first concert

Grandma Sandy got tickets for Wav & I to go see Jordan Pruitt & Drake Bell in concert at Young Arena on Friday May 30th. Waverly was so excited, I was not familiar with either of these performers but I was excited for Waverly to be going to her first concert! We got there at 4:45 and there were kids lined up down the front steps of Young. Doors opened a little after 5 and we headed in. We stopped to get a t shirt first then discussed where we should sit. It was general admission and Wav decided she wanted to brave the crowd and stand on the floor down front. We started out about 4 people from the front. Waverly wasn't sure about all the people and the pushing, but she did stay firm and held her place among all the little girls. It was a long wait but finally Jordan took the stage. She was very Disney-pop-star and the girls went crazy!! Jumping up and down when she sang "jump to the rhythm". Singing along to most of the songs. By the second song Wav had worked her way up to the front, she would peak back at me with this big smile on her face. Finally she decided she was ready to sit (& eat) about 3/4 of the way through Jordan's set. So we walked up and got a pretzel and sat up top to watch the rest. We did wander back down on the floor right before Drake Bell came on. I don't know what I was expecting but his band came on stage and they were cute twenty-something boys (I'm guessing) and then he came on in a dark suit, skinny black tie and black framed glasses and sounded (and looked) like Buddy Holly to me! We stood for three or four of his songs but I could tell Wav was getting tired. We decided to head out about 8:45pm. It's these moments that remind me that she is still a little girl & I love that. I'm in no hurry for her to grow up....

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