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I Had A Moment.

29 Sep

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I have a tween daughter therefore I know who One Direction is, I sing their songs when they come on the radio, I have periodically bought their merchandise and really never gave them too much thought otherwise.

I was recently listening to the local radio and heard them announce a contest for front row seats to an upcoming 1D concert. Well, that sounds like a hoot! I start calling in trying to win.

Finally after days of calling, I am the 10 tenth caller and win the 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction albums and qualify for the drawing for the tickets. Cool!

The drawing came and went and we didn’t win, but it was fun trying. My daughter is not a die- hard 1D fan, but she loves concerts and music and I thought “well, I will just buy tickets to the concert anyway”! So I did.

The concert was upon us and we were pretty much late because traffic was a major problem. As soon and we pulled up and got out the car, we could hear the music start playing. The arena was outdoors and the weather was too perfect to almost be real. This is fantastic, I say to myself.

We dashed through the parking lot and into the arena and frantically started searching for our seats.

What I found most interesting about the concert was the enormous amount of PURE energy. It almost overwhelmed you. It wasn’t like a cheesy, OMG, crying kinda thing. It was just simple fandom at its best and could only be described as “sweet”.

1D performed like this was their first concert and I have never seen a band more appreciative and thankful for their fans and I felt that they genuinely wanted to put on a good show and interact with their audience as much as possible.

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My daughter who is pretty much cool and reserved most of the time, was beside herself and let go like I’ve never seen before. Awwww…

The crowd watching provided me with almost as much entertainment as 1D. Looking out into the faces of these girls and seeing a sea of phone lights waving back and forth was down right ethereal, I tell ya.

What the heck just happened here! I just had a dang moment….and in life, my friend, those are worth their weight in gold.

So to all you people who hate boy bands and think they are cliche and feel like you are obliged to bust on them, I am telling you that you could possibly be missing out on something. It was a true experience and made me feel young again and I thank them kindly.

I am pretty sure, I am a One Directioner now {lol, whatever that means}.

These boys put on a great show, they provide girls with a great deal of happiness and fill them with energy and a feeling that they are ALIVE.

You can’t beat that with a stick.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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She Was Wearing Her Human Uniform.

4 Sep

seated+nude_3-27-10Yesterday, I was thriftin’ at one of my favorite shops and when I came out and was pulling away, I noticed a disheveled looking lady open one of the store trash cans and she starting  going through clothing that had been thrown away.

At that point I turned my car around and pulled back into the parking lot, got out a five dollar bill and was about to get of my car to give it to her. As I was getting out, she turned around and looked at me. It was a very mean look, like she despised me or something.  At that point,  I got back in my car and drove away.  I think in that split second that she looked at me, thoughts  started racing through my head….she is angry,  will she be offended if I offer her help. It was the “unknown” and I ran away from it.

I am feeling pretty bad about it. I had the right idea, my heart was in the right place. Why did I leave without giving her the money?

That lady, who has a name, at the trash cans is a HUMAN. Underneath her clothing and her angry look, she was wearing her human uniform, which I failed to see in this instance.

Human uniforms on a daily basis would sure come in handy. To see ourselves and others for the people we really are and not just the outside image.

Clothing is about fun and expression,  but it’s not all we are or all we should be.

If I ever see her again, I will give her a $20.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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