Interesting concert experience last night...

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  1. beninma

    beninma Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Ugh.. yesterday was the last day of school. We took our 6 year old son (just finished kindergarten) out to dinner and then we took him to see Jake Shimabukuro the Hawaiian Ukelele wizard.

    Okay.. got through the first set, great stuff. He played about 1/2 the set solo just him playing his Ukelele with basically no effects.. His stage vibe reminds me of Tommy Emmanuel. Good bit of movement, tons of energy and smiles. His dynamic range on his Ukelele when plugged in is super extreme. Whisper quiet to 100dB just based on using his fingers. Didn't see him turning any knobs. Very shreddy at times which is quite something for an acoustic instrument, but then that scale is pretty short.

    Then Dave Preston (playing a gorgeous jazzmaster) and Nolan Verner (bass) come out and they start playing stuff off the new album. This material is really cool. Jake seems to play mostly rhythm, Dave plays ambient stuff, and Nolan keeps the beat/bassline.

    Then intermission happens, my kid wolfs a bunch of candy, goes to the bathroom, gets a drink of water. We go back to the seats. "I have to go to the bathroom again." Proceeds to sit on the toilet and then throw up everywhere into his pants & shoes. We end up missing the second set and having to change all his clothes (after going back to the car to get them) and make an early exit. Poor kid throws up again in the car as we pull into the driveway. Then again in the shower. Then passes out in bed and throws up in his sleep one more time. This was a small venue, more like going to a classical music concert, the staff was super nice & helpful.

    Doing better today thankfully, that was scary. He says we need to take him back to see the whole show.
     
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    Oh dear. Hope your kid is feeling better.

    I took my kids to see Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas show and they made it through 1 set. They are both mildly autistic/prone to sensory overload and that was probably expecting too much. Now that they are 16 (yes, twins) one of them is really into music (listening) both modern and "classic rock" and the other one doesn't give a hoot about music other than he "hates that constant clicking of bad rap".
     
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    Too bad. I hope he feels better today.
     
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    Hope your son is feeling better! Get him some more candy -- got to get back on that horse!

    (Just kidding! Sounds like a stomach bug.)
     
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    Do you think it was the candy?....or maybe dinner before the show? Where did you eat, and did you and wife have the same thing as Jake? Hope he's better soon!
    Don't think it was the ukulele performance, do you? Now, if it had been a "banjo" show?..........;)
     
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    Gosh, I hate to hear about sick kids...but back in the 70's, throwing up at concerts was kind of normal...:)
     
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    ukulele, not ukelele.
    (Sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine.)

    My kid's first trip to the movies had him puking in the seats. No fun at all. Glad the staff was nice and helpful. Hope he's feeling better!

    Cool dad to take him to see Jake! Good on ya!
     
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    Your kid sounds like a guy I went to a Grateful Dead show with - very similar experience
     
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    Too much uke, it’ll make you puke, it happens every day

    It gets in your guts , it’ll make you nuts ! You can try to run away

    But Jake is fast , and he’ll keep on playing and soon you’ll start to hurl

    And I know what you’ll say as you start to pray -

    No more ukuleles in this world !

    (Please ?)
     
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    It was actually a metric to measure how good the event was !
     
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    LOL I almost made the joke about the Ukelele music making him vomit in the first post.

    We were just so happy he didn't throw up in the seats. We were in the first row of the balcony.. small venue. If he'd thrown up over the balcony I could almost have seen it causing the show to stop.
     
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    I feel you. First concert I took my son to (Frampton, Foreigner and REO) he has an asthma attack and we spend almost the whole show in the medical tent. Felt bad for him.
     
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    Hmmm, Trans Siberian. I wonder how my special granddaughter would fare at one of those? I wonder how I would do?
     
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    Nobody is “special” or “normal” or abled or differently abled or anything but unfortunate attending a TSO show...:(
     
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    The Bard of Detroit...
     
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    Being a parent is the best and most important job in the world.
    You’re a good Dad.
    Take him again when you can.
    He needs a better memory of the show.
     
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    Similar to what my wife calls me but it’s missing the “ast”.

    Hey - how’s the sick kid doing OP ?
     
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    Having had the worst case of food poisoning I ever had over the weekend, I can relate. I hope he feels better and is eating well again. I got to get a couple of bags of fluid Saturday night at the hospital. For me it's been a week and I actually had two "real" meals today.
     
  19. beninma

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    He was pretty much fine yesterday. Didn't really eat normal till dinner but steadily regaining his energy all day.

    He has celiac disease, we've done a really good job keeping him from ever eating gluten (based on tests at the doctor) but for all we know this is what happens if he accidentally eats gluten. Wednesday he'd had a popsicle at school that we didn't get to inspect. Can't really say it was that though.
     
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    :oops: I did not know that. Thank you. That nickname "uke" does not help us here.
     
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