Taking my son to his first Concert
Last week we took our 8yo and the soon to be 13yo to see First Aid Kit. I got odd looks from younger and older people while sitting with the 8yo at stadium type seats in the balcony. He sang every song and hoped they would play his favorite, Emmylou. Which was the very last song of the encore. Occasionally he would start to fall asleep then he'd hear a song he knew, sit up and start to sing.
I brought cotton for his ears in case it was to loud. He didn't want or need it. It wasn't a Mastodon show so I wasn't worried about his ears. Although the older group behind us got a little too drunk and too loud on occasion, he had a blast.
I've seen a lot of concerts and music was a huge part of my teenage years, as is for most. I don't expect my kids to be in a garage band one day. But, I can hope and encourage it!