10.30.2013

Take it easy

I grew up on classic rock.

My mom is a hairstylist, always working on Saturdays. So growing up my dad would load me and my brother up and off we'd go to spend the day at the body shop while he worked on cars. I remember him pulling my hair into pigtails, buckling me into the bucket seats in the back of the s10 and singing along to Tom Petty on the half hour drive. "the tree's fallllllin...." was my 7-year old self's rendition of Free Fallin.

I'd play with my Barbies on the empty jack stands while he bending and twisted and beat on the metal bodies of cars the next bay over. Those Saturdays are where I earned my appreciation for classic rock. Classic rock and the smell of brake parts cleaner.

One of my friends gifted me quite possibly one of the greatest birthday gifts I've ever received.... tickets to the Eagles concert the weekend of my birthday.

Good tickets!

All night long I garnered remarks about how young I was, and how no one expected me to be an Eagles fan. But I just shrugged them off and told em my daddy raised me right!


It was a seriously awesome concert, although the crowd was understandably mellow compared to the concerts I am used to ha! I'm so glad I got the chance to see them once in my lifetime though!

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9 comments:

Jess said...

I'm always the youngest at those concerts. Thats such an awesome way to bring back those memories.

Amanda aka Manda said...

I love the Eagles! I was one of the youngest when I went to see Chicago! Our daddies sure did raise us right!

Mandy said...

I am convinced that I was born in the wrong era! My radio is always set on either oldies or classic rock. "The tree's falllin..." CLASSIC! HAHA!

Aly said...

SO jealous!! I love the Eagles! My parents are seeing them at Madison Square Garden next weekend- something ridiculous like 5th row. I'm on the hunt for seats...now I'm about to sound like a real nerd but did you watch the special on Showtime?

Mateya said...

Fun!

Jen said...

My husband's uncle played with the Eagles for 20 years!!!

Stephanie Meredith said...

My aunt and I are going to their show in LA in January!

Kelly said...

Oh how awesome, I bet it was an amazing night you won't forget. "Take It Easy" is a HUGE family favorite. No vacation can start without all of us belting it at the top of our lungs ;-)

Kirsten said...

One of my best concerts ever was the Eagles, in the pouring rain at an outdoor venue a million years ago. I have distinct memories of sitting in my parents Pinto station wagon listening to Hotel California on 8-track. Yes I'm old.