Taking your daughter to a concert

burntfrijoles

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My daughter and I were discussing the times I escorted her or her friends to concerts.
I took them to see Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock around '98 or so.. I stood on the fringe of the mosh pit at serious of harm 🤣 to make sure I didn't lose track of them. Kid Rock was grabbing his crotch:eek:.

There were others.

She also came to a Santana concert with me when she 13 or so. When the lights dimmed and the ganja was evident she asked me "what is that smell?". When I told her that it was weed, she gasped. I was always glad she didn't ask me "how would you know what it smells like".

I took her to her first concert too. We think it was Third Eye Blind, Eve 6 or similar. We can't remember. I recall how excited she was, even if it was with her dad.

Anyone remember their first trip to a concert with their child?
 

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Not a cool concert, but Lee Greenwood headlined at a county fair around 1988 and I took my kids. In 2020, I took my grandkids to see him. . . 42 years apart . . . "God Bless the USA" was his signature song both times.

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A Motown tribute show. My daughter was 9

We had front row seats. Three women came on to do Supremes-type stuff. They were beautiful, obviously, but because I was in the front row I could smell their perfume as well. I was completely besotted! At one point, in a bit of rehearsed schtick one of them teased one of the others, and glanced down, grinned right at me and rolled her eyes. I almost fainted.

Later in the show, my daughter stood right against the stage and a male artist knelt down and sang straight to her.

As we were driving home, I asked her how she'd enjoyed the show and she said she'd loved it, which is all a dad wants to hear.

I said, "You liked it when the man sang to you," and she said, "And you liked it when that lady smiled at you."

I'd hoped it had gone unnoticed!!
 

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First one with my kids was Vulfpeck at Madison Square Garden in 2019.

Last night we saw Dead & Co. at Bethel Woods. The kids just started covering Dead songs recently, and it was a special treat for them when one of the ones they cover came on (Althea). They had a great time:

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I have taken my daughters to 3 Grateful Dead shows , Horde Festival that had Aquarium Rescue Unit, Bruce Hornsby and Govt Mule on the bill. My youngest daughters boy is good friends with Les Claypool's kids and she is buddies with Keller Williams.
We all went to String Cheese Incident #30 at Redrocks, this pic is precious to me, my oldest daughter Cassi was pregnant with my now 6yr old grandaughter Iris and youngest daughter Harmony is friends with some of the String Cheese crew. We had an awesome good time
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I took my son to see Paul McCartney as a birthday present to myself a number of years ago. It was his first concert and he loved it. He bought a giant bootleg concert shirt on the street outside the venue afterwards. He's finally big enough to wear it, and he does. He still talks about it.
 
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Van's Warped tour was our yearly pilgrimage back in the late 90's..The Guttermouth mosh pit is still talked about to this day over 20 years later.
 

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Our daughter went with us to see Jackson Brown at Pier Six when she was about 12.

I can’t remember what she thought about the show. I do remember she wanted to wander around inside the tented area.

Just before 9th grade she and her friends decided they wanted to see Steve Miller. I have no idea why. I took 4 girls to Merriwether Post Pavillion. Her friends took off pretty quick we were in lawn seating but my daughter stayed with me. Nothing happened as fas as I know but I didn’t want my 14 year old running around a Rock concert.
 




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