We're at a standoff right now.
My nephew spent the night Friday night and we had great fun. Unfortunately, he didn't pester my daughter as much as usual...they actually got along for once. It was not nearly as entertaining (LOL!).
We ventured out to the State Fair again last night, this time to see a free concert.
1. I love free concerts at the fair. They're held in the old Cardinal Stadium, always at eight p.m. as the sun goes down...
2. My grandparents (they do figure into this story) went to three concerts this week. All country music concerts. You have never seen a bigger country music fan in the world than my grandmother. I cannot stress this enough. And let's emphasize the word 'fan' here, as in 'fanatic'. She is one of those crazy people who duck under barricades and goes knocking on George Jones's front door. My heroic grandfather is not a fanatic...he's a mere fan...but in love with my grandmother so he always goes with her!
So we get to the fairgrounds, traipse inside and sit down, and I remember that my grandparents are supposed to be there. I told D that I knew where they would be sitting - guaranteed, down in the first section, and even though it might be reserved seating, that's still where they would be.
I called my grandma's cell phone, and sure enough, that's where they were...she pointed at landmarks for me to find them by, I located them way down there, my grandma already making people move over so we could sit with them (my grandma is a force to be reckoned with, believe me).
So this is how D and I came to be on a kind of double date with my grandparents (aged 74 and 70, though you wouldn't have known it by the way they acted at this concert!).
So, two things I'll always remember about this concert:
First, I'll always remember how thankful I was to be standing there having fun with my grandparents...
Secondly, I'll always remember how I went into a concert not really knowing anything about RANDY TRAVIS, except that I knew he was a legend and so I wanted to see him...and went away from the concert a duly minted Randy Travis fan and determined to learn the words to his songs so that next time I see him in concert I can sing along like everyone else was.
I mean, WOW!, talk about putting on a great show. Who knew? I guess he's learned something in his 20+ years of touring...
I love when concerts surprise you.