My youngest daughter (sometimes known in my on line circles as Thing 3) and I took a trip to visit my older daughter (Thing 2). We had plans to see She and Him in concert at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. My husband had bought these tickets shortly before he passed away. The girls and I love the band. He wasn’t a huge fan, but just loved music of any kind (except country!) and spending time with his kids. The girls and I had a nice time. We rode the T and did a lot of walking and entertained each other with memories of his running commentaries during such excursions. He was a big guy with a lot of aches and pains. His complaints were legitimate but his delivery was so funny that it was hard to take him seriously. One year he and I went down for the 4th and walked around for hours with Thing 2 and her roommate. We all had sore feet but he had “no ankles and no ass” after walking for miles and then sitting on a concrete curb for hours waiting for the fireworks.
When we arrived for the concert we were approached by a young lady who works for Live Nation. She was very engaging and friendly and we were laughing and having a nice chat. Out of the blue she asked “Where’s the mister”? The girls and I just looked at each other and finally she said.. “Oh, I guess it’s not his thing”. Why would anyone ask one woman in a group of three where her husband is? I bet I could have ruined her night with an honest answer.
The concert was great. Camera Obscura opened. I had never heard them. She and Him played all of my favorites and did an a capella version of Unchained Melody. It was amazing. I had a few weepy moments. He would have loved the concert, the time with the girls, all of it. Having to take 2 buses and 2 trains to go a few miles, not so much. However, he probably would have contributed some real gems to the family quote book.