Day 19 ~ 200 Words

Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Harley-Davidson motorcycle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am not a biker mama. This is probably obvious to any of you who have read my blog. But on the weekend, I found myself at a biker trailer park. My eldest son’s band was playing in a line-up of about eight other bands at a BandFest, and he wanted his dad and me to go and see him play. So, of course we did.

My sons are both quite protective of me, so I did not blink twice (maybe once) when my rock god son (he hates it when I call him that) assured me that it was a safe venue. Because his band is less than a year old, and even though they went through a venting process for the “gig”, they were one of the first up to play at 4:30 in the afternoon. At 4:30 in the afternoon, a biker trailer park is not a bad place to be. I am not really sure about 11:00 at night, so we stayed until Rodents & Rebels (don’t ask) finished playing, and toddled on home.

Because we forgot to wear our black leather vests, shirts torn off at the shoulder, and uncover our non-existent tattoos, my preppy husband and I stuck out like sore thumbs. But the biker guys did not seem to mind.

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  1. LOL – I’m not a biker chic. But – I am waiting for someone to stop by & give me a ride on their Harley. It’s on my bucket list!

    • I just wrote a long reply to you (and lost it) – but in essence it was to tell you that riding a bike is no longer on my list of things to do

      • My bucket list is forever changing. As of now. It’s still on there. we’ll see…

      • I am having trouble replying to you – since I am now about 102, it is off my list — in fact I am not sure it was on my list

  2. Sounds like a fun time and the important thing is you were there to support “rock god son”.. 🙂

    • It was fun–and you are right – we were there to support our part of the Rodents and Rebels (his nickname when he played basketball in high school was Mouse {definitely the mouse that roared} thus the rodents –I guess rebels just sounds “dangerous”

      • Hah.. my eldest daughter’s nickname is “Mousie”.. and yes, rebels gives it that much needed rock edge 🙂

      • lol 🙂

  3. Fortunately I got the bike riding thing off of my bucket list years ago. No more numb butt!

    • I had boyfriends who had bikes but never had the desire to ride — although at our university pub, some bikers would park outside and when we came out at 1:00, I was known to climb aboard while they were just sitting there

  4. It seems that was great fun 🙂

  5. SO, how was the show? Were your son and his band a hit?

    • They were just excellent and did a few tunes from my era which I enjoyed immensely, as well as their original stuff. You have to remember I am the mom here, but they were really good!

  6. Funny post!

    • thank you – I just read it to my son, the rock god, and he told me it was not a trailer park, but their campground –hope I have not offended anyone

      • ha!

  7. Hahaha – sounds like you guys had a fun time even if a biker trailer park is not your normal venue. 🙂

  8. Good for you…giving your son support for his interest….Diane

  9. What an adventure…and you were obviously rockin’ it!!! 😉

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  10. Haha…reminds me of a stunt I pulled on my parents as a late teen…had a biker (who was a great guy and friend of my friend) give me a ride home….pipes screaming down the lane, and off I hopped. I think my dad about choked and my mom was in tears, it was after all meant as a joke…but they didn’t know that. Sounds like your the band is doing good for such a young band. Glad you enjoyed yourself, even if you stuck out….pretty soon you won’t need to, you’ll get those cool ‘behind the scenes’ passes to hang around your neck that say, “I’m with the band!” 🙂
    *anna

    • cannot wait to finally be cool–to be with the band–
      -your poor parents – we really did have wicked senses of humour when we were young

  11. I hope Rodents and Rebels make it to Ottawa sometime….I’d love to hear them play.

    • you never know – they are pretty darn good – will have to throw a party and they can play our music – they already do play a lot of stuff we grew up with

  12. The trials and tribs of being parents of TWO rock stars! It’s good for us to get out of our comfort zones, but I’m getting fussier and fussier about how far I’ll walk! This sounds like a reasonable zone. When we hear you’re trying to chose a tattoo…


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