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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Red




4:00 PM

FaceTime from Alli:
Alli: OMG MOM!!  I am freaking out right now!  (She's standing in the doorway to the house)

Me: Oh?

Alli:  I forgot my dad was coming, so I didn't have my bag ready, I ran into my room and threw all my clothes and stuff in a bag.  I saw Peyton jump in his truck and HE JUST DROVE AWAY!!

Me: Really?

Alli: MOM!  DAD LEFT ME!!!  WHAT DO I DO?!? I'm freaking out!

Me: (Holding up tickets)

Alli: OMG MOM! REALLY?!?  WE ARE GOING?!?  TONIGHT!?!

Me: Yes

Alli: MOM!!! I WAS FREAKING OUT SO BAD!!  I THOUGHT HE FORGOT ABOUT ME!!  BUT!!  WE ARE REALLY GOING!! 

Me: Yes.  I have to finish working now.

5:00 PM

Alli: MOM, I AM STARVING!!  I HAVEN'T EATEN ALL DAY!!  I didn't eat breakfast because I wasn't hungry, then at lunch I thought I ordered salad.  It wasn't salad, it was TACO salad and I just wanted plain salad.  OMG!  Can we go eat now?!?

Me: You aren't ready to go...

Alli:  I will be in three minutes.

It was more like 15, but whatevs.

We had dinner at Chik-fil-A.  That seems to be the place lately.  She picked it and it was close to where we were going.  She ate, I remembered to eat this time. 

We got in the car and drove a little and we waited to get into a parking lot.  We actually didn't wait that long, they were pretty efficient at getting people in.

Alli told me she had to go to the bathroom.  Every time we passed a port a potty, I suggested that she use that.  She was getting so embarrassed by me.  I mean, I'm her mom, what else am I suppose to do? "You embarrass me in front of all my friends!" "ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE YOUR FRIENDS!?!" I got a tween look there. 

We saw Ellie Goulding.  She was amazing.  She also told us numerous times that she was cold.  It was cold, that's why we had a blanket.

My favorite song by Ellie, Alli didn't even know!  She performed it amazingly.  Did I already say she was amazing?! For sure, was amazing.

That song is also from her album "Halcyon" and I know you are like, why are you telling me this?  Because I have used the word Halcyon in something that I do.  In Greek Mythology, the Halcyon bird has the power to calm rough oceans so they can get things done.  Halcyon has come to mean a sense of peace or tranquility, a happy tranquility. 

"Burn" is a pretty good song too.  You know...burning red.  ;)

I used to work at Sandstone (well Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre, it will always be Sandstone though).  I made a lot of money at Sandstone, selling the beers.  I wanted to tell the people selling beers that they wouldn't make anything if they just stood in the same place all night, also, they wouldn't ask them back to sell.  Seriously, one girl stood in the same place ALL night!  That's not how you make the money honey!

Alli kept asking me why Ellie was so beautiful and how she could sing like that.

I think she had a good time.  Even though it was cold!

This is why I don't take concert pictures...Big Blobs of light.

Here are three of my favorites.  There are actually a lot more, but you know...








"Sometimes I write long songs, but not very often, I'm mostly cynical"



3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had such a special night with your daughter!

    And of course, as her mom, embarrassment is your right and privilege. How I remember - and miss - those days ...

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  2. Sounds like fun! Can't wait for my girls to be old enough to go to concerts!

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  3. Fun! I love Ellie Goulding too. What a fun treat to surprise her with!!

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