Punk Rock Parents: Why Don't We? So We Did

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Why Don't We? So We Did


Now if anyone understands the love for a boy band, it's me. I spent the late 80's and early 90's listening to every New Kids on the Block cassette on repeat. Watching the Hanging Tough Live VHS constantly. Begging my parents to buy me every issue of every teen magazine. (Shout out to my Nina Josie for those years of Bop Magazine subscriptions!!!) And plastering my walls with every NKOTB poster I could find. I spent my spare time writing notes to my BFF all about why Joey McIntyre was gods gift to the world. And when I wasn't doing that I was making fake wedding invitations to mine and Joey's wedding. (Whoa! I ended up with a real wedding invitation to Elissa and Joey's wedding!)

So when the girls suddenly could only talk about the boy band Why Don't We, I get it. And even though I get it, it has been super annoying. Jack this..... Zach that.......Corbin this..........those are the only three names that I can remember. There are 5 because well, that is the boy band formula that sells.

Why Don't We are currently on their "Invitation Tour" and while lunching one day Joey and I found tickets to their Anaheim show for $13 each. We couldn't pass them up. So we got 4 and surprised the girls after school.

They cried.

The big day was last Tuesday. We stood in line for almost 2 hours to get in. Then they hit the stage...


And the girls flipped out.


And I got a little teary eyed because my kids were oh so very happy! Like super super happy.


Could be any boy band!
 It was the first concert I have every been to where I did not know one song. But live music is always fun. I love standing in a venue with my back against Joey and his arms around me. It is the best. Even when it's a boy band that you don't know.

The girls had been hoarding their money to buy some merch. And they spent it all (and some of ours) for a sweatshirt and t-shirt.


Look how happy they are!

Joey and I felt like this was a parenting rite of passage. Suffering though 2 hours of high pitched screaming pre-teens and 2 hours of mega-pop music. We know it's a night the girls will never forget.



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