Last night, we took both kids to their first ever live concert. We were initially concerned that we’re taking them to a concert on a Sunday night, when there’s school the next day. The concert wouldn’t start (if it starts on time) until 8pm and it was held about an hour away from where we live. We decided to go anyway, because (1) it’s Imagine Dragons (!) and (2) we all love their music. I am so glad we did.
The concert was simply all kinds of awesome. There was no front act. They simply came out and sang their hearts out for 1.5 hours. From the get-go, we were all on our feet, singing along. They sang many of their hits and quite a number of songs from their latest album, Smoke + Mirrors.
At first, Josh was a bit embarrassed that his parents were acting like teenagers –cheering and singing along, as one does at awesome concerts! –but he soon started singing along with gusto as well. Both Josh and Zoë were both more knowledgeable about the songs and lyrics than either Chris or me! I had to check a couple of times with them the titles of the songs that were being played.
It was so cool to have been able to share this experience with both Josh and Zoë. Who knows how many more concerts we can take them before they would prefer going to them with their friends instead.