I know, I know - I'm not very good at this updating regularly malarky - but at least this time I have a genuine excuse/damn good reason!!
At the weekend, when I would normally have been posting witty & entertaining thoughts, I was instead in Manchester with my lovely friend from back in the day Woody & his slightly crazy (but very sweet) girlfriend. Now this wasn't just a social visit - we were in fact there to see the mighty Motley Crue!! (well, he lives in Manchester but you know what I mean!)
And yes, many memories from 20 years ago were dragged up over a whiskey (or 2) which I won't go into - except to say that they all seemed to revolve around drinking & debauchery!!! Ah - good times.
Anyway - the gig... (at this point I suppose I should point out that Def Leppard were headlining but that really is just a minor point).
Steel Panther opened & I really was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. And I still find myself humming "Community Property" to myself!!
As for Crue - they came, they saw, they ROCKED!! They were fantastic & I have no voice left to prove it (& by the way - this isn't a gig review, so don't expect one!!) Tommy brought over his rollercoaster drum kit - which looked absolutely amazing & I am so jealous of the girl who got to ride it with him! Mick Marrs looked healthier than he has in a long time, Vince was Vince & Nikki was the sexy beast that he always has been!! And they looked like they were really really enjoying themselves! (oh & it was Nikki's birthday so yes, a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday was sung by the crowd!)
I'm not going to go into Def Leppard - I wasn't impressed - I'm just glad I hadn't spent the money to go see them. Thousands disagreed but I just thought they were meh....
My feet are still killing me though but I'm not surprised considering the heels I was wearing!! I'll post some pics of the gig in a bit & I'll include a pic of the shoes!
Right - fast forward to todays concert. No rock chick moments today - just lots of Very Proud Mammy ones! Yes - it was the kids christmas concert (well, for 2 of them - one still isn't at school & the eldest one has his on Monday)
They were absolutely brilliant - Toby was an elf & had a speaking role - he was so clear (mind you he did shout his 2 lines!! I can't remember them both but one was "OK OK Sion Corn"
Brett was a shepherd & I think I was more nervous for him than I was for Toby because he's so shy bless him that I was worried that when it came to him saying his lines he was going to clam up... I needn't have worried because he was really clear with his lines too!!!
And the singing was beautiful (yes I'm a biased Mammy!) I'm so proud of my gorgeous boys & all the kids in Meithrin, reception & Years 1 & 2 - they all did fabulously....
(but damn these hormones that start the minute you give birth & make you well up at the slightest notice...)