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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gaelic Storm

Last night, I took my oldest son to see his first concert.  He's really really into Irish/Scottish music, and he LOVES the bagpipes, so I thought going to see Gaelic Storm at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia would be a good first concert for him. 

Turns out, I was right!

I was a little hesitant to spend that kind of money at first.  The tickets plus dinner ended up coming to $130.  But honestly, the look on my little man's face when that dude pulled out his bagpipes and started playing was totally worth it. 

We really enjoyed ourselves.  Billy's pretty shy, so at first he wouldn't do much but sit there with a huge grin on his face, but as the night wore on he came out of his shell and started clapping and dancing and participating in all the little dances and sing-a-longs that the band had the audience do with them. 

The music was awesome and the lead singer had a great story and song about how he and Russell Crowe got in a fist fight one night when he was bartending in Los Angeles.  Check them out on YouTube.