Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A Big Time Rush

   Last night I took my three kids to see Big Time Rush. For those of you who don’t have preteens or an affinity for teenybopper music, Big Time Rush is a boy band sponsored by Nickelodeon. 10,000 Screaming kids is really…something.
I had to laugh at the brave dad sitting on his Texas Rangers Beach towel with his 7-yr-old and 8-yr-old daughters. I think he consumed five huge cans of beer just to cope. Thank God, the mom wasn’t drinking. Actually the mom was jumping up and down with the girls. LOL
While I didn’t know most of the songs, which basically all sounded the same to me, I got a rush of nostalgia watching my kids dance and sing along with the music. And who knew my kids—with their two uncoordinated parents—could actually dance.
It reminded me of my teen years when I loved Rick Springfield, New Kids on the Block and The Monkees.
Back in the late-80’s and early 90’s, MTV ran old episodes of the Monkees three times a day. My sister and I would get up at 6 AM to watch. We had this old green comforter that we cuddled up on the couch with. To this day, it is affectionately called The Monkee Blanket.
So while I had prepared for squealing kids (mostly my own), the summer heat and sweat, I hadn’t prepared for actually having a good time, which I did.
How about you? Who were the bands of your youth? Do you have any memories of summer concerts or songs?

Share them with us because I’m old and still feeling a bit nostalgic.

Queen of Jastain (The Reign of Light Series)
By Kary Rader

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Queen of Jastain Blurb:

The Light brought her to him, but does he have the faith to make her his queen?
For twenty years, Avant plotted revenge against the dark king, but when a mysterious woman suddenly appears, everything changes. Although his prophetic Gift reveals she's the Seed of Light chosen to restore the Crown, his overwhelming attraction to the women threatens his long-held plan for revenge and two decades of fidelity.

Abby Randall is inexplicably transported from Dallas to the medieval land of Jastain. There she meets Avant, who claims she's the foretold champion of his people. While the hot guy has her hormones pumping, his crazy talk of defeating an evil king leaves questions to his sanity. Through his supernatural Gift, Avant transplants his memories into her, but neither are prepared for how their hearts intertwine.

Together they embark on their quest, but when Abby and Avant come face to face with destiny, will they sacrifice what matters most to provide a happily-ever-after for the people of Jastain?

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Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words. It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life. 
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Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

The Beetles, naturally, but I never saw them in concert. When push came to shove, I picked the Lipizzaner Stallions over them. Tweeted.

Daryl Devore said...

Last boy band was taking my daughter to Back Street Boys - you want a lot of screaming fans!!!!!! Concert was amazing.

Brenda said...

I loved Motley Crue--saw them in concert and loved it. I was more into the heavier stuff, lol.

Kary said...

Motley Crew, Brenda? Not sure they qualify as a boy band. LOL But if that's all you got...

Ella - I loved the Beatles too and I've never seen the horses but I've always wanted to.

Daryl - I used to love BSB and *Nsync. But not 98 degrees so much.

Jaime Samms said...

Of my youth? Duran Duran would be the only band I an think of. I loved Cory Hart, though. Even went to see him in concert.

Kary said...


I loved Duran Duran too! Great Boy Band.

Anthology Authors said...

If Duran Duran is a boy band, then so are the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Boy bands do not play instruments. LOL They are bands like NSync, Backstreet Boys, and the like. I don't have a favorite boy band. I do, however, enjoy Queen, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Asia, GoGos, and so on. (grin)

Jaime Samms said...

Well, okay, then Marci, if we're being that picky, I have to say my favorite boy band is One Direction. Partly because they have a few songs I actually really like that have been inspirational for my stories, (Namely, You Don't Know You're Beautiful is, I swear, the song Caleb walks down the fashion runway to in Lace)and partly because my daughter's enthusiasm is infectious, and partly because familiarity means I at least know who the hell they are! lol!