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(Dallas Observer)   How to tell if you're a dad at a rock concert: 1) Are you a dad at a rock concert?   ( divider line
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2014-05-15 06:55:47 PM  
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What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.
2014-05-15 10:48:38 PM  
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kc278: Mikey1969: What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.

Yeah, that was awful. And I'm perilously verging on OLD.


I took my daughter and her friend to a (seems weird to me) indoor festival a couple months ago. On the way there the first day I blasted Alex Chilton's "High Priest" and sang along with every song. eliciting much rolling of eyes and whispered comments from the back seat.

However. when I picked the battered. bruised. and beer-bechristened tweenies up eight hours later. they told me that one of the headliners -- Shannon and the Clams (who aren't very good IMHO) -- played the same album (from "vintage" vinyl no doubt) during their stage setup.

Now I know how a broken clock feels.


The next morning I regaled them with my accompaniment to "Sandanista." They were much less impressed. The only comment I got was that it was "too political."

(And my daughter wonders why I drink so much.)

I felt old about 10 years ago when they played something from the second concert I ever attended (Van Halen 5150) on the radio and called it a 'Blast from the Past'.

This year, I'm introducing my 5 year old to concerts. Taking her to Aussie Pink Floyd, since Pink Floyd is her go-to bedtime music. I'm pretty sure she's gonna lose her shiat.

I still feel old...
2014-05-15 07:33:20 PM  
1 vote:
I miss taking my kids to concerts.  When they were 14-17 years old, they'd like to get right up against the front rail, which I let them do, and I was further back, being their guardian angel.  I'd get security guards to hand them bottle water, etc.  I'd get the merch, and sometimes I'd even meet the opening bands signing stuff, and I'd get them personalized with the kids' names.   It was fun.

My daughter got very good at talking to the roadies and getting picks, drumsticks, setlists, whatever as souvenirs.  She went to go see The Cult with one of her girlfriends, and they were given backstage passes for after the show.  HELL NO, they were only 15.  I think I saved them from getting passed around the entire crew.
2014-05-15 04:25:35 PM  
1 vote:
It's not "dads at a rock concert", but a list of things at a "dad rock concert" -- as in "this is crap my dad listens to... uggh"
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