A young lads first live gig

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    My 10 year old son has recently begun taking drumming lessons (don’t boo, we need them!). As we were leaving one of his lessons, I picked up a flyer for a local show. I asked him if he would like to go and he excitedly said yes.

    The show was on Saturday night and we both had an absolute ball, as did my pops-in-law who is a big Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin fan.

    The lead guy, Phil Walker and his Bass player Lee were kind enough to have a chat with folk at the end and Scott had his picture taken with them.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/nCLNMUapzCgbBF9D6



    A big thank you to Phil and the band for making the young lads night. He was buzzing all the way home.

    When they played Purple Rain ☔️ Scott turned to me and smiled, saying: “You play this Dad!” Haha! A great bit of Father/Son bonding.
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sounds like a great night!
     
  3. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    What an experience for the two of you!
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Way to start him on the right track!
    My son's first concert was Rush on the Clockwork Angels tour at 7 years old. He has been to several more shows since, he saw Sons of Apollo, and just last Sunday he went with my wife and I to see The Neal Morse Band (both of these bands include Mike Portnoy on drums) and we sat 6 feet from the lead singer. He also started drum lessons this year (at 13 years old now).
     
  8. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Cool. About 3 years ago my son heard about Boston playing an outdoor show close to us and aked if we could go.

    I turned to him and said "HELL YES WE CAN GO "!!!!

    The two of us hopped on the HD and had a total blast!!!!

    Last year we went to see EW&F with Chicago, great show.
     
  9. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    There is no greater gift to share with your children than music.*


    *except maybe a trust fund to quench their GAS in the future. After all, it’s your fault.
     
  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Since I had to take a daughter to Spice Girls and Back Street Boys, I don’t think they need the trust fund.
     
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  11. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Awesome!

    We need more drummers *instructed by guitarists on how to not be jerks.* You’re doing us all a favor!
     
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  12. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    My son is 15 and a trombone player in HS. He cranks music while he's in the shower.

    I hear
    Boston
    EW&F
    Stevie Wonder
    Beatles
    Seether
    Metallica
    Chicago
    Coming from downstairs bathroom.

    Not all bad.
     
  13. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Oh, they owe you a really nice retirement home for that pair of shows.
     
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  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Dude...if your 15 year old even knows who EW&F is...you've won parenting...just saying.
     
  15. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Pfffft....for that that pair....I'm thinking more along the lines of a private jet, a vacation home in Europe. Oh, and I also don't think a large cash settlement for damages is unreasonable...and that's only because they ARE his children, hence the leniency.:D
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I have to say I have a new found respect for drummers. My son has a weekly lesson and the independence a drummer needs to play certain rhythms is mind boggling!

    My teenage daughter is on a real Queen/Stevie Wonder thing at the moment! I’m so chuffed :D
     
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  17. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    Oddly enough my first concert was Tool when I was 6, cool dads do exist
     
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  18. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    My sons first concert was Boston. He asked if we could go and I said "HELL YES WE CAN GO!!!!!!!". Cool sons exist too!!!!
     

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