Tonite I took Claire to see Miley Cyrus at the Rose Garden. It was a very brave move, I know! We found parking not far from the garden on the street, so as to avoid the crazy crowds on the Max (and the fact that I forgot my tri-met pass at home and did not have any cash on me) and I also figured we’d avoid any sort of traffic jam mess that usually happens following an event there. My ears are still buzzing, and Claire is now sleeping soundly probably also with a ringing in her ears (I should have made her wear ear plugs, I know, I’m horrible).
It was a great show, Miley Cyrus is quite the performer and her set and backup dancers were a joy to watch. She had so many costume changes and all the outfits were really cool. It made me want to come home and sew, and also do a million crunches (thank goodness my work is now offering fitness classes, particularly one titled “buns and abs” that I will be partaking in tomorrow!!). I realize she is a teenager, and I am so not – but still, a girl always wants to look her best right? Anyway, we were the first stop on her tour and it was great to see how much she puts into her concert. I was starting to doubt the ticket price when the opening band, Metro Station, took to the stage. Just because it’s her older brother’s band does not mean they should be anywhere near a stage. It was awful, and that’s being nice. Oh dear. He really needs to take some pointers from his younger sister!
We had a great time and I got a few pictures, I didn’t take my new fancy camera because I wasn’t sure if they’d allow it in the door. So I used my small one that doesn’t zoom in very close. We had good seats, but not fantastic for getting close up shots. This was not Claire’s first concert, I took her to see HelloGoodbye when she was 9 at the Crystal Ballroom. But this was her first big show at the Rose Garden, and while we were standing in line for a t-shirt I realized it was mine as well.
I still remember my first concert, it was Tiffany and I was also in the 6th grade. She had a cold, so she wasn’t singing her best and I remember being a little disappointed at that. What was your first concert?