Friday, October 12, 2007

a little night music

It's late. It's really late. And I'm tired. It's been a long day.

Jake had a cross country meet up in Bolder, which is about an hour away - when there's no traffic. Unfortunately, there was traffic going both ways. Coming home was worse because it was the rush hour.

And we felt rushed. We needed to get home fast so we could get ready for the evening's event, which was Jake's band, I Riot, playing a show. Jake showered, gulped down a quick dinner, loaded up his drums, and we were on our way.

The band played in a small saloon - okay, it was a bar. Am I a terrible mom for letting my 17 year old play in a bar? It did feel kinda weird. But they now have a promoter and she really wanted them to play this venue because there were going to be agents there since it was part of a tour. All the parents were there and the saloon bar wasn't very crowded (it's Thursday night after all).


They were the opening band for two other groups. They put on a great show and it seemed like everyone in the place really liked them. They stayed for one song from the next band and then it was time to go home. After all, they're still just high school boys and have to go to school tomorrow.

by the way.... the Rockies won tonight! Woo-hoo!
I'm going to bed now.

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link of the day:
http://www.rottenneighbor.com/

15 comments:

striving... said...

No you are not a bad mommy. Bad Mommy would be letting him go on his own. Good for you supporting him in ALL he does. Sounds like it was fun.

Short Stop said...

NO, you are a rockin' cool Momma and allowing Jake to express his talents while supporting him! I think it's awesome! BTW, can you come parent my boys when they're teenagers? :):) You are just an amazing mom, Diana! :)

Yay for your Rockies!

jennifer said...

NOpe I never have gotten that feel from you. If this is a hobby/talent of Jake's this is a venue that he will be playing,

I think you should make a video for YOUTUBE!

Barb said...

You are a wonderful mom!

Has the name of Jake's band changed?

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Diana, I think it is so great you were right there to support him. Honestly, my mom would have struggled with this astmosphere too (maybe I would too...I am not there) But Jake has his own talents given by God and the best thing you can do is to encourage Him to use those talents and honor God. Whose to say that the bar isn't exactly where he was meant to be playing that night? Just keep encouraging him to seek God's will for his talents and cover him in prayer. In the meantime, I think it is great you went to cheer him on!

MightyMom said...

what a wonderful supportive momma! He's lucky he has you, not only letting him pursue his dreams, but going to see him do it!

Lynne said...

I don't think your a bad mommy at all, but a really hip mom.

I like Jennifer's idea-how about a video?

Just Mom said...

I think you're a fantastic mom for going to watch your son play -- bar or no bar.

Our Family of Five said...

Diana, how do you do that little cross-out thing like you did to the word 'saloon'? I've seen it done on other blogs too, but haven't figured out how to do it myself yet. :)

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I have the same question about the strikethrough on the text..I know it is something in the html code, but I don't know how either :) Maybe you need to do a lesson - ha ha.

I don't thnk you are a bad mom at all..you were there, watching what he was doing. And you are letting him express his talents. I think its ultra cool!

Steve said...

The only time I have questioned your parenting is when I think about your kids being raised away from a real state. I think that should be a concern. It's too late for Dani, but you still have time with Jake!

diana said...

to answer lynn and dana on how to strike out a word...

use these tags in the html coding

before the word *s*
after the word */s*

replace the * with a < and a >

Our Family of Five said...

Thank you Diana! :)

Lori said...

Sounds like a very fun time.

Melissa said...

You supported him by going! I can imagine that it probably did feel weird though... sounds like a long day! I bet you were glad to go to bed!!