My husband had a good Father’s Day. I started it off with brunch, breakfast pork chops, smothered potatoes and onions, scrambled eggs, biscuits, cinnamon rolls and coffee. He ate until he was uncomfortable, took a nap, went to help out our son. When he returned, laid down in the bed and slept off and on while I worked. When I finished, we started getting ready for our evening. It was hot Sunday, so we were very casual, I wore a maxi dress and he had on slacks and a nice T-shirt. We listened to The Dramatics all the way to the venue, you know to get in the mood. The Ambassador is down the street from where my mother-in-law lived, so it was sad for a few minutes as we reminisced about going to visit her and run errands or take her wherever she needed to go. We get to the venue, my husband drives me to the door as I anxiously wait for him to park. Did I say he was looking good to me that evening? Yep, he sure was…
Sun in our eyes, we weren’t mad!
We walk in, go to the door and get right in because I bought “Special VIP” tickets and reserved a table. We sit, look around see a few people that we know, greet them and get back to our table. We aren’t really drinkers, but my husband goes and gets me a glass of Moscato and he gets a soda. He purchased a dinner, chicken wing and ribs with green beans. Not bad, we shared the dinner because it was enough for two. We have pretty good seats, about 20 feet from the stage.
The opening act, a woman named Kim Massey performed and she was really good. St Louis is a blues city, so that’s all you need to get people warmed up, sing the blues for them. She sang a couple of songs, one in particular called, “If I Can’t Sell It… I’m Gonna Sit On It” . Let me say, that got the women really going. I would say the average age at the concert was 60 and up. It was the “older” crowd set for sure. They had a giveaway for the oldest and youngest fathers. The youngest was 25 and the oldest was 80. It was a lot of fun, singing and dancing. My husband knows, I’ll dance and have good time and that I did. He basically sits back, sings and watches me have fun.
We had a good time, we left right before it was over because we were tired and had to work the next day. We had a nice ride home, listening to the music by the group we just saw in concert and talked about how Monday was gonna be a long day…and it was. Here’s a video of them singing one of their biggest hits from the 70′s. Enjoy!