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Monday, May 4, 2009

two words "WICKED AWESOME!"





(and his unbelievable band!)

this is MY picture! not a stock one from the internet! yeah baby!

so, the story is that i have been dying to see david cook. he was scheduled to be here saturday night, may 2nd, in west palm beach. a mere 20 min car ride from my house!!! circumstances were that i was NOT going to be able to go. well, my three sweet girls pooled all their money that they have been saving for various toys and insisted that i take it to buy concert tickets as their mother's day present to me. can we say major tears of happiness that my girls would do this for me? mauricio told me that if i turned it down it would break their hearts. i didn't know how to break it to them that the concert was sold out, but i did and they were bummed but okay with it. "maybe next time mom."

on a whim i decided to check craigslist to see if by some small miracle there were some tickets listed and still available. and there were! this was at 7pm and the concert was scheduled to start at 9:30! long story short, when mauricio and i went to pay the guy (while the concert was starting!) and i pulled out a ziploc bag full of singles and coins i told him how my girls had given me their money as a mother's day present and wanted me to go see the concert. he quickly said "take the tickets." can you believe it???? free tickets to see david cook!!!!! and did i mention that they were 5TH ROW SEATS!!!!! (thanks jeff! you don't EVEN know how happy you made this HUGE david cook fan's night!)

i know not all of you out there are as fanatic as i am but if you feel so inclined you can browse through the pics and videos at the end. (and you can bet these are not all of them, but surprisingly i only took 38!)

one of my faves

yes he did climb the scaffolding (crazy but hot!) enlarge the picture and you will totally appreciate his facial expression if you are a dc fan.
our seats were right in view of neal, the ever-talented lead guitarist. seriously this guy was totally rockin' it! it was hard to get a picture b/c he was moving around so much. LOVED IT!
here is the bass player, joey. he was great with his purple skinny jeans and red converse! he was tearin' it up as well.

"come on guys make some noise!"

one of my favorite pics. these boys really know how to put on a show!

when all was said and done it was one heck of a night! we got lucky to be sitting stage left and since david is a good old southpaw (lefties unite!) he tended to play to that side of the stage. bonus for us! i wish that we had taken more video and pictures of US at the concert (duh!), but we were too busy enjoying the show. mauricio said that the music was so loud that it was vibrating his pants! (please get your minds out of the gutter!) the only complaint is that it was over too fast! and i would LOVED to have gotten an autograph and picture with them to show the girls and to see the look on their faces. they would have been sooo beyond excited! but apparently he had to rush off to washington, d.c. for "race for hope". and last night we heard on the news that his brother, who was battling brain cancer, died the night of the concert. way sad. :(


this is my fave track from the album. "come back to me" i love the lyrics as they can apply to everyone at various stages in their lives. right now it makes me think of my girls and how one day they will be grown-up and gone. (please disregard the screaming in the background! sarah is mortified to think that her mom would actually act so "foolish" in public.)

this one is for sarah! it's her fave track. "bar-ba-sol" she is a bit of a rocker girl. ROCK ON GIRLFRIEND!


Heidi said...

Oh Heather I got a little teary -- you have the sweetest girls!!! REALLY! You have raised them right.

BONUS -- you got to go to the concert!! Row 5!? Right on! I am so glad you had such a great time!

I love this story! Thanks for sharing it!

3girlsmom said...

i know right? thanks. i forgot to include how much they made me cry. maybe i'll have to edit.

Older and Wisor said...

Does that mean that your wedding day has been knocked down to #2 of best day evers? Your girls are the sweetest...and should DEFINITELY be embarrassed by their mothers screaming HAHA

3girlsmom said...

the wedding was during the day, concert at night! hee hee!

Pollock Family said...

WHAT?!! That is AMAZING!! Way to go kids. I should send my fam over there to learn some lessons on awesome gift giving! :)

katie k said...

Wow! What a great story! How thoughtful of your girls, and how nice of that guy! amazing, and I am so glad you got to go see him! I can only imagine how excited you were! And um, since when did they make you get seperate tickets for concerts at Sunfest? When I was in high school you just had to get to the stage early, but it didn't cost anything extra.... wierd.

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