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But not the way you think! My son loves Cheap Trick, and I really want him to see them in concert as his "first concert." Knowing Bun is done touring already, and none of us are getting any younger, I jumped at the chance to take him to the Dells... However, now I am afraid he is too young.

Please, Dear Fans, tell me how young is TOO young to witness in person the awesomeness that is Cheap Trick.

Note: ear plugs will be a given. Wink
CarieC Wrote:But not the way you think! My son loves Cheap Trick, and I really want him to see them in concert as his "first concert." Knowing Bun is done touring already, and none of us are getting any younger, I jumped at the chance to take him to the Dells... However, now I am afraid he is too young.

Please, Dear Fans, tell me how young is TOO young to witness in person the awesomeness that is Cheap Trick.

Note: ear plugs will be a given. Wink
It might help if you told us how old he is. Big Grin
no need for a poll, who cares if you want to take your child. have fun you two icon_thumright.gif
His age falls into one of the categories above. Wink In general, which age group do you think people should avoid taking to an evening performance of a Cheap Trick show (NOT in a casino)?
I don't think any of the age groups above should be avoided really,three and over go for it as long as there's ear plugs involved. icon_thumleft.gif
Thanks! I haven't been to too many concerts, and didn't know if there was "protocol" for this sort of thing. I should've known I'd only find friends here. Smile
CarieC Wrote:Thanks! I haven't been to too many concerts, and didn't know if there was "protocol" for this sort of thing. I should've known I'd only find friends here. Smile
Like one of the poll choices says, 'You're never too young for Cheap Trick!'....Have fun CarieC....If he likes Cheap Trick, then good on him rockon.png.gif

LongLiveCheapTrick!
Hi Carie. I saw Cheap Trick with my 15 year old son at the SXSW show in Austin earlier this year; his first concert. I was a little leery about what his reaction would be; he was just tagging along with me (I figured if he didn't like it I would just take him to one of the other shows). I was pleasantly surprised to see he really enjoyed it; the first thing he said afterwards was 'I didn't know they played 'Dream Police' and 'That 70s Show'!' We had a great time; trying to catch picks and stuff. I couldn't think of a better band for his first concert; I think your son will really like it (especially if he already knows and likes CT). About my only concern as a parent was the 'wacky tabacky' odor in the area; we just ended up snickered about it though. I would definitely encourage you to take him; you guys will have a great time rockon.png.gif

Blessings to you and your family,
maxyzz Wrote:we just ended up snickered about it though.
*snickering; sorry Big Grin
I wouldn't recommend taking an infant or small child but certainly a pre-teen aged child would be fine. I think it depends on the venue, seating etc.

My daughter was 10 when she attended her first show at a ribfest. We squatted for hours to hold our spot in the crowd, which was an adventure in itself. We stayed further back from the front of the stage than I normally would but didn't want to face the stage crush with her at my side.

She really enjoyed the show and still talks about it to this day. She's since seen them four or five times since (she's 21 now).

If you do take him, earplugs are a good idea too.
When my oldest was about 5 we took him down the Taste of Chicago to see CT. We sat far back, behind the pavilian seats, so we could put a blanket down on the grass and spread out. Also, I knew it wouldn't be too loud for his little ears back there.

There were other families around us and he made friends right away. Within the first couple songs he was up dancing with 4 other kids and they kept it up the whole concert. Of course my little fanatic knew the words to all the songs too. He was even correcting the other kids when they would sing a lyric wrong. Big Grin

"Thick man of Europe"

Our 8 year old son would love to join the CT UK shows this November- but I seriously never thought of taking him to an all-standing-concert to be honest...

After a short conversation about this he was suddenly pretty convinced he´d be better off staying at home while I am away in England since no dad can tell him to stop playing on the Wii for too long then... :Wink:
I agree with Cheap Rick and Debbie...take into consideration the venue where the concert will be held and how loud it will be. My daughter had very sensitive hearing when she was small so we had to take that into consideration when attending anything with her, we found the outside venues worked much better for her. Usually at those type of venues there will be some other activities set up for the children as well and they don't get bored waiting for the concert to begin.
I've been wondering this myself. I'm contemplating taking my 9 year old to her first CT show (w/ Squeeze). I'm leaning against it because

1) I'm afraid she won't be able to see around the people in front of her, although I have 7th row
2) She'll be bored during Squeeze
3) It will probably be around 11:00 when it's done and I'm not sure she will last

If I knew for sure CT was going on first it would be a lot easier. I'm still on the fence.

Otherwise, I don't think the age is the issue as long as the earplugs are used.
Wish I could take my oldest to the MN sow in August. It's a casino and the ticket specifically says "18 and older". He'll be 18 in October....ARGHHH!

Seriously though, has anyone ever had their age checked at a casino show? I can't remember if they check ID's or not. He is about 5'8" and mature looking; I wonder if they would question him?
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