Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lightning did indeed strike twice

My daughter did it again! What a girl. Friday was my 65th birthday, and she told me to save the date because she was taking me somewhere special. OMG! I couldn't believe it when she presented me with tickets to this concert. We had a blast.
 
Fifteen years ago she called into a radio station contest to win a pair of Rod Stewart tickets. She was the 19th instead of the 20th caller, but before they could hang up on her, she begged the DJ and told him it was for her mom's 50th birthday. She prattled on and on about how much I love Rod's music. Short story, they gave her the tickets for lawn seats at an outdoor venue. I remember it rained and we sat on a hillside under an umbrella. She remembers, and I don't doubt it, that I nudged her  and said, "Follow me."
"Mom, don't you remember inching our way up into the seats under the pavilion at River Port Amphitheater?"  Would I do that? You bet I would.
 
Now don't get me wrong. I don't particularly like the little English dude who has babies all over the place, but I love his voice and music. I sang along song-for-song, word-for-word. I was in my glory.
 
Carlos Santana and his crew rocked the house with music and song. His wife is an awesome drummer. He invited  Don Isley from the Isley Brothers to come out of the audience and up on stage to sing a song. Then, Rod invited local renowned musician, Billy Peek (who at one time played with Rod Stewart) on stage to play one of his famous numbers.
 
There were Celtic women performing on harps, horns and every band instrument imaginable. Incredible performance, a lot for the money! Tracey, thank you, honey.
 

10 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Wow ... lucky duck! :)
I adore Rod Stewart, but not so much the ticket prices or the crowds. (Yikes, that last part makes me sound old, doesn't it?)

Your 'inching' up and under the pavilion just cracks me up ... you little truant! :)

Alice said...

What a thoughtful daughter. Like you, I love the songs but not so much the guy. At 65, you could have easily got away with moving up especially if you wore red and purple. Oh, dear me, what number is this?

Bookie said...

What A gift and it will last for years!

Linda O'Connell said...

Alice, THIS ONE is 65. How old do you think I am? :)

Susan said...

Oh wow, Linda. This will be another birthday to remember! Sounded like a blast! Susan

Daisy said...

What a sweet and fun gift! Happy belated birthday to you. :-)

Tammy said...

What a thoughtful daughter. Sounds like you made more great memories!

Val said...

Yes. Memories are better than handbags and gladrags.

Sioux said...

Fifteen years ago, according to Alice, you were 65.

That means you're now 80...and you look maahvelous for 80. ;)

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Linda.

Karen Lange said...

Your daughter is a treasure. Sounds like a wonderful birthday surprise! :)