So I'm starting NaNoWriMo today, plus it's end-of-the-month reports for the day job, so I just can't find the time to work up an official TT this week, with a header and links to the main blog and all. But I do have 13 things to share about the Hannah Montana concert anyway, so here they are...
1. 10,000-plus elementary age girls shrieking in unison is enough to make your ears bleed.
2. 10,000-plus elementary age girls shriek at *anything*.
- The curtain moved! AAAAAAAH!
- Look! It's a roadie! EEEEEEEEK!
- Wow! There's an HP commercial on the big screen! WOOOOOOO!
3. Fire prevention week works. My middle child was terrified that the pyrotechnic show was going to burn the arena down.
4. The Jonas Brothers are cute, in a jail-bait, way too young for me sort of way.
5. I actually know more Jonas Brothers songs than I thought I did.
6. Those same shrieking elementary age girls actually sound pretty good singing along with Hannah Montana.
7. Glowsticks have replaced lighters, though lit-up cell phone screens are a close second.
8. I read a review that said the equal time given Miley Cyrus's songs was like going to a concert given by a classic rock band that refuses to play any of their old hits. I'd agree--though the songs were all fun and well-done, the audience was far less familiar with them and there wasn't as much enthusiasm for them. Plus, so many Hannah hits were left off the playlist, I'm sure some fans were disappointed.
9. Okay, yes, I admit it. I wanted to hear If We Were A Movie. Sue me.
10. In case anyone is wondering, I bought the tickets for face value. I love my kids, but not enough to pay a scalper the exorbitant rates asked for this show.
11. The girl can sing. And dance. And change clothes. (A costume change every two songs! I'm a little jealous.)
12. I would never have gone to see the show if I hadn't had children to take. But I'm really glad I went -- it was lots of fun, and a real joy to see my kids having such a good time.
13. I'm especially glad I got to be part of my kids' first concert experience. And this was a perfect first show.
So that's it for concerts for me until December. And how opposite end of the spectrum can you get in six days -- Neil Young to Hannah Montana? :)
My first concert was fifteen minutes of a Belinda Carlisle show at Bumbershoot during a lunch break (I sold ice cream at Bumbershoot and FolkLife for years). How about you? What was your first show?