Monday, November 16, 2009

Celtic Women Concert

First of all, I just had to show you pics of our grandsons costumes for Halloween. John-Michael was a gum ball machine and Hunter went as a picnic table....with ants and all. They were so adorable and really hammed it up for the photo!!

The Celtic Women were absolutely wonderful! I took my 87 year old mother and she was more interested in the venue than the concert. The Plaza Theatre was the most beautiful theatre in it's heyday...there was nothing like it between San Antonio and L.A. back in the 30's. My mother used to go to the Mickey Mouse Club, movies and they even had talent shows which many of her friends participated. My father also took her on dates. She said the balcony was considered the "cheap seats," and my dad always made sure they sat in the main theatre!!! I wish I had taken my camera to get all those wonderful, nostalgic expressions. We went from bottom to top and she recognized many of the old furnishings and the light fixtures.

As for the concert, like I said, they were wonderful. Those gorgeous angelic voices filled the theatre and that cute little blond that dances and plays the fiddle at the same time was amazing. Anyway, they put on one hell of show!!! I asked my mother what she thought and she said she couldn't really understand some of the lyrics, except for "Danny Boy!" Of course I told her some of the songs were sung in Gaelic!!! LOL No one understood them!!! However, she agreed, it was a fun show.

Of course there's always that one small group that can be so obnoxious...I called them the "Celtic Women Nerds!" There were 5 of them, one guy had a notebook with Celtic Women memorabilia, protected in plastic sheets of course, wore CW pins and small badges on his jacket (1980's called and they want their jacket and pins back!!!) and was rather large in girth. Then there were the 3 tall, skinny, balding guys wearing CW t-shirts and last but not least, the only female, about 5"2 and weighing in at a ton!!! And lest I forget her hair colour...bright red....let's not call attention to our self, now!!! Just glad it wasn't green!!! oey vey!! Now I'm not making fun of their weight, I'm a rather big girl myself, but come on...don't they have mirrors!!! They also carried some kind of signs, but wasn't near enough to read them. They had front row seats, natch, and when the music started they started clapping...I'm not opposed to people getting into the tunes, but they obviously lacked rhythm!! The would stand up after every song and wooo and holler and hold their signs. Eventually, someone came down and must have told them to control their enthusiasm and just watch the show!!! I'll bet they got their asses kicked a lot in high school!!!

Ok, I'm terrible about describing these people, but it was just too funny. If my daughter were with me, she'd rather die than attend a CW concert, we'd be rolling in the isles!!!! Anyway, it was a great evening and my mother totally enjoyed it and that's what it's all about. Peace out.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh my gawd.......I can see them ALL TOO WELL!!!! And I really did not NEED that visual Georgina! LOL!!!
How bizarre to find that type at a Celtic concert. Now, some of the punk bands I would see? That wouls be nothing...except there are few fat punks, I suppose because of drug use. ;)
Glad y'all had a good time, dorks or not!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

argh - I recognize the types all too well. We have the same types who hang around the theatre - signs and all. Worse yet, they often sing along with the actors. ARGH.

But, it sounds like you had a nice time with your mother - and the theatre sounds like a treat.

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Don't that beat all. Nerds at a CW concert. I guess all singers have groupies.............ooowwwwwww.
I would love to see the theatre. We have an oldie but goodie here called the KIMO which which also had it's heyday in the "long ago time" as GK says when I talk about something from my childhood....errrrrrrrrr. Damn honest kids. You are so fortunate to have your Mom to share things with and laugh and enjoy. Thanks for the sharing fonny lady. Linda

Deborah said...

I LoVe the costumes! Very very clever and cute. Awe, our Mombies are the same age! Glad you had a nice time out with yours. **kisskiss** Deb

Sophia said...

hahaha...those costumes are great! That 2nd one is quite cool! :) And what an odd celtic concert. :D

Happy Monday!

glorv1 said...

Georgina, the kids are so cute in their costumes. How clever of them. About the concert, how wonderful that your mom attended with you and that's what it's all about. Sharing with your family, the memories stay forever. I hope your husband is better. Have a great Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

The pics are cracking me up!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome evening, your mother did really well sitting and listening while not understanding the words. Bless her so much. She knows now, no one did! I think I would of been thinking the same.

So very pleased your dad got to live another 18 years, wow, what a gift!
87 is a good age. Mind you I bet you wish so much to have him here still and well. We stop missing our loved ones. Such close love.
Bless you and your mother so very much!


Anonymous said...

I meant to write
We never stop missing our loved ones!


oldblackcatboo said...

Those little ones are adorable! and so creative!!!LOL (obviously passed along in their genes!)
It's so heartwarming to read about your mom and sharing those memories, those are moments to cherish! AND of course you made me laugh (as you always do) with your description of the the nerds - ya gave me a flashback about that "80's" jacket! I had forgotten about those!!!! Glad you had a good time!

yoborobo said...

Georgina - you are too funny. :) I cracked up at them clapping, I've been to concerts where people do that, and they are so OFF!! It must drive the people on the stage nuts. :) The costumes are amazing!!!!!! Glad your ma had a good time, and got to relive some of those nice memories. You're a good daughter! xox Pam

Artful Chica said...

Thank so much for the visuals Georgina! You made my day.

YayaOrchid said...

The costumes are very clever and original. They did great wearing them!

Glad you had a great outing with your Mother, and she was able to reminisce about days gone by.

Designs By CK said...

LOL ~ OMG super GREAT costumes!!! These made my day!!! '-)

Have a great weekend.

Chris (-: