Monday, February 25, 2008

Sing Us a Song, You're the Piano Man...







We had the most awesome weekend! For those that don't know, my sister is a lighting tech on the Billy Joel tour. She was going to get us tickets for the Anaheim show, but I couldn't get a babysitter. Saturday morning I got a text from her saying that she got four tickets so we could bring the boys too. How awesome is that?!?!

When we got there, she also got us backstage passes (no we didn't get to meet Billy, but we got an awesome tour). The boys favorite part was getting to see the piano underneath the stage. Austin now tells anyone who will listen about how the piano is on an elevator and it comes up through the floor. She even had these passes made up for the boys with their names on them. Everyone kept asking how little boys got backstage passes.



The show was fabulous--almost 2 1/2 hours long! Luckily my sis got earplugs for the boys because we were right up front and it was loud. Both boys enjoyed it, but Brendan was the most enthusiastic. Every time he hears Piano Man or We Didn't Start the Fire. He gets a big smile and says "Billy Joel is so fun". Mommy has to agree--I've always loved Billy Joel! I took a few pictures, but they're on a throw away camera, so I haven't gotten them developed yet. I'll share when I do.


Our weekend didn't end there, though. Even though that would have been more than enough excitement, we had promised to take Austin to Medeival Times as his birthday present. Well this was the last weekend of kids go free, so Sunday we headed over there. Mike complained about how much it cost us (about $140 when all was said and done), but it was a lot of fun. Other than the near emergency room visit of Brendan getting his leg stuck int he chair, the boys had fun. Mike and I did too. Probably not something we'll do again, at least not for a long while, but fun :)

Here's a few pics.



We were in the Yellow Knight's section. Don't you think he looks like Rachel's boyfriend Tag from Friends?


These two I paid (gasp!) $20 for, but they were so cute, I couldn't resist! The scans aren't the greatest since I can't get them out of the folder they put them in.



6 comments:

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, Nic, this was REALLY cool! What a terrific weekend. My DH is studying right now (behind me at his desk), and I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW HIM who you guys saw. He is pretty fond of Billy Joel, too. That would be really cool, and the Medieval show looked pretty cool as well. Glad you got DS's leg unstuck :) Wow, that would not have been cool.

sparkplug17 said...

How fun! I'm glad you had an awesome time all around.

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG NIC! WHAT AN AWESOME CONCERT IT MUST HAVE BEEN,BILLY JOEL WOULD HAVE TO BE ONE OF MY FAVES!LOVE THE PICS OF THE BOYS AT THE KNIGHTS SHOW THEY ARE VERY SWEET!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a cool weekend. I saw Billy Joel with my hubby when we first got married. He is wonderful!
My son Ben would LOVE to go to a Medieval Show - How cool is that??? Do they actually joust?

Seleise said...

wowwee - I am so jealous! What a great week-end!! Billy Joel is one of my all time faves. what great memories of the whole week-end you and your family will share!

Sarah said...

Wow! Amazing weekend! Not just a last minute fun fest, but back stage passes and front row to Billy Joel? Sad that the boys won't get the significance of this event for many years to come (if then). Any chance your sister could snag us some Boy George tickets? (ha, ha, totally kidding)