Thursday, May 3, 2012

Partying with my parents on a Saturday Night! 'Woop Woop!!'

I love to do nice things for people. It is just me! I wish I was rich, so I could do LOTS and LOTS of nice things, but I am not rich. But I make up for it with heartfelt love.

My mom is obsessed LOVES a band, The White Buffalo. The lead singer is a bit of a Hottie! In that  long haired, bearded, ruggedy kind of way.
Some of their music is played on the show, The Sons of Anarchy. Are you a fan?  WE ARE!!!!!!!
It is a show about a motorcycle gang. Violence, mild nudity, cussing, all the right stuff, ya know?!

My mama had wanted to see The White Buffalo up in Santa Cruz, which is where my brother lives near. But due to not feeling well around that time, she did not want to make the trip up there. And that was their last California show. Insert HUGE, GIGANTIC SAD FACE HERE!


A few months later...............

I logged onto Facebook one morning...........

and someone had posted something about The White Buffalo playing at the Belly Up.........





Got online, bought the tickets, surprised my mom.

Her reaction was a little somethin like this-

"Oh My God! No, No, Are you serious? Holy Sh*t!! Oh my gosh, No, Oh J.R., Oh my, Nooooo!!!
I get to see Jake!!! In person! Oh MY GOD!! Noo
Oh, shit, Oh shit!! Oh God!! 
Thank you honey!! 
Oh, Thank you!!!"

~then teary eyes~

And I have done my job! 

The show was this past Saturday.
My hubby and I
My mom and dad

A double date with my parents.

Want to know the best part?

We ate at a Restaurant before the concert that is attached to the club. My dad went out to put something in the car, and came back in and said 
"I think the lead singer is outside"

"Oh, are you serious. Oh , Oh, Oh my god! Should we go out there? Oh, Gosh!............"

The old teenager in me that was sometimes embarrassed of my mom's sometimes outgoing, exuberant personality started to resurface. 

But only for one second! 

I punched that snotty, bratty, moody, no good teenage J.R. straight in the nose! 

Knocked her out cold!
No place for her anymore!

Grabbed my moms hand and said 
"Come on! You may never get this chance again!"

And there he was!
Jake Smith
With his little son, wife, and what I assume to be his parents or in-laws.

My mom was starstruck!
We tried to act all cool, nonchalant, un-stalkerish. Like we were just goin for a stroll outside. My mom played it off pretty good! Acting 'surprised' to see him standing there.

 "I surprised my mom with tickets, she loves you. Can you pleeeeasssse take a picture with my mom?"

He said "sure"

Put his arm around her and smiled.

"Umm, you both have your eyes closed. Let me take another one"
* No way was I gonna have my mom holding dear to her heart a 'NOT PERFECT' photo!

My mom is beautiful, and had the most sincere, happy grin on her face!

Can you say perfect night?

I love my parents more than the world!
I wish I could do more for them!

I will leave you with a little video of the encore song. The 'Yeaaaaaaaah' at the very end is mom.
The 'Whoooooo' is from margarita induced me.
I did not know anything about them until my mom turned me onto their music.

This is a remake of an old song. See the original below.

To have been at this concert, and see all of these guys on one stage.



  1. What a great story! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thank you for your nice comment! It really was a terrific night (especially for my mom, which was the best part)

  2. Gemma's GirlMay 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    I am sure I will never know how God fit your huge, precious heart in such a tiny, beautiful body!!! But I am eternally grateful.

    1. Someone is probably eternally grateful for you too. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Or so I have heard ;)

  3. What a happy post! I'm so glad that you were able to share that with your mom. And how perfect that he was outside the restaurant at just the right time...

    1. Thank you Stephanie! It was a perfect night. :)

  4. Wow, that is just awesome!!!! What a great memory for all of you! I'm so happy for you all. - Loved this post J.R.! Thanks for sharing. :)


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