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My Son Will Be Playing At This Club!

Veritas 2012/06/13 20:58:42
He doesn't want me to go! I want to see him perform though . . . should I show up incognito? Big crowds, he might not notice! This is not his band, but this is how the stage looks.

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  • beach bum 2012/06/14 11:27:58
    beach bum
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    maybe you can stay off to one side
  • Veritas beach bum 2012/06/14 11:32:59
    Veritas
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    Thanks . . . I will see what I can talk him into. I think sometimes as a parent, I need to back off some and respect his wishes. Sigh.
  • beach bum Veritas 2012/06/14 11:42:51
    beach bum
    +1
    he is your son and you carried him for nine months
    there is a bond between mother and child that is so powerful it is unexplainable yet it is full of love i believe....how about just talking to him about you checking it out for a small amount of time?
  • Veritas beach bum 2012/06/14 11:46:46 (edited)
    Veritas
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    I will . . . so far he is being impossible! I paid for all those piano lessons and bought him his first bass and guitar. I hate to pull that one out of the hat, but a mom's got to do what a mom's got to do!

    A couple of other musicians have told me that they found playing before a crowd of strangers easier than their own family. I perform as well and my parents were at my first performance. I found it comforting. I'll let everyone know after next Friday what happens!
  • beach bum Veritas 2012/06/14 11:51:34
    beach bum
    +1
    i would bring that up...let us know
    will be interesting to see the outcome
  • blindfaith 2012/06/13 21:46:59
    blindfaith
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    Mmmm, not easy, if you have given your word not to go....there will be other times. Will he invite you ? That would be good, and at least you could be in the front row, but i really don't know, you know your son best, what do you think?? Sounds like a great kid :)
  • Veritas blindfaith 2012/06/13 21:59:49
    Veritas
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    Haven't given my word yet! I think I can wear him down! They have a bar towards the back. I figured if he'd agree, I could slip in and out unnoticed. We'll see . . . The perils of parenthood!
  • blindfaith Veritas 2012/06/13 22:10:56
    blindfaith
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    Yes, i remember...just about, when i was starting out, and performing in front of friends and/or family was more nerve racking than with strangers, but ones confidence grows with experience and pretty soon he will be playing to the crowd. Wearing him down sounds like a good plan, i'm sure he'll be fine, good luck :)
  • Veritas blindfaith 2012/06/13 22:56:45
    Veritas
    +1
    Good advice . . . I'll give him some time. Even though it will be hard!
  • Ugh! 2012/06/13 21:18:07
    Ugh!
    +1
    How can you not show up?
  • Veritas Ugh! 2012/06/13 21:39:22 (edited)
    Veritas
    +2
    That's what I said! He told me not to come, that I'd make him nervous. It's a pretty crowded club though, I'm going anyway. Just not telling him. He's so young that he can only be in the place while performing. They will put him out after his set (the other band members have at least six-seven years on him)!

    I will go and quietly watch and try not to cry!
  • MidnightCowboy 2012/06/13 21:13:47
    MidnightCowboy
    +3
    Your son will be proud of you even if you do show up incognito.
  • Veritas Midnigh... 2012/06/13 21:16:40

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