Sunday, December 12, 2010

Concert of a lifetime


As long as I can remember,
I have been rocking out to the Judds with my mom.

She had them playing all the time, in the car, in the house, and especially on the boat. We use to lounge out on the back of the boat singing "I know where I'm goin...don't you wanna come to..." She went to all their concerts in the 80's and when they did their final concert in 1990,my dad took her so that she could sing her heart out one last time to her beloved Judds.

This year for Christmas I wanted to do something really special for my mom, not just some dumb gift she would forget about in a month. As luck would have it I was watching TV with Austin and saw a commercial for THE JUDDS coming to concert on December 9 for their final encore. I looked at Austin and said I HAVE to take her to that. I got on Saturday morning at 10 am as soon as I could buy them and got the best seats I could. I wasn't really sure where we were sitting because they didn't have a map attatched to look at, but I knew we were on the floor and that was exciting enough.

When we got there we were about 5 minutes late, because of traffic, and when we walked in they were already singing. My mom was so excited to hear them and started to cry as we were walking down the stairs to our seats. :)I handed the lady our tickets and she walked us over to our row.....that was right in front of the walkout part of the stage. WHAT??? We were both freaking out with excitement!!!! My mom about lost it as we sat down. She couldn't quit crying.....her Judds were right in front of her singing her very favorite songs. It was quite the moment to be apart of, to give her a present that she loved so much made me very happy and gave me the feeling that I succeded in giving her a gift that she would never forget.
I had to take a picture of her face. It was priceless. :)

They were so close to us, neither of us have ever sat this close in a concert. It is seriously the BEST way to enjoy it, you feel like they are performing just for you!!!

Even when they went to the back of the stage to perform instead of being out on the walkout ramp, they were still so close.

Wynonna was hilarious and had us cracking up the whole time.

We were in heaven the whole time,
singing our hearts out and rocking to the music.

There was a lot of mother daughter groups there enjoying the mother daughter duo.
It was pretty special to be apart of.
I had to add this pictures for my mom, I know she will get a kick out of it. We laughed the whole time at this lady, she was kiddy corner in front of us and would never sit down. She was jammin out and dancing with her glow sticks the ENTIRE time. Poor people behind and next to her. Really she was a crazy pants. haha
LOVED LOVED LOVED every minute of this concert.
They did so good and sang all the greatest songs.
When it was ending there was so many people around us crying, and of course my mom was included. :) I am so happy that she loved it as much as I did.
Merry Christmas mom!!!!!


Kami said...

What a wonderful gift! I am so gald you made it all happen! Neither of you will ever forget it!
Your pics look like you were on the stage!!! Awesome

HOPE said...

Your mom is so funny! What a fun girls night!! :)

The Henries said...

That looks like such a fun time! I just love your mom's face in that pic- she is so great!

Tawny said...

I'm totally teary eyed! I can just feel your moms excitement through these pictures! So cute Chels!

design gal said...

How fun and what a neat present to give your mom! She's truly never forget it! I went to a few concerts with my mom this summer and they are memories I will cherrish forever!

Jason, Chan, Conner, B, Jaxon and Krew Pehrson said...

Oh Chelsi, I LOVE the Judds because of your Mom. I remember always listening and singing along when we were little.