I have been out of town for the past week baby sitting three of the sweetest small grandchildren in the whole wide world, ages five, eight and ten, while their Mom and Dad took a much needed vacation. The week went well and we had a wonderful time and I’ll write about some of our adventures later, but right now I want to tell you about last Friday night and a wonderful Selena Gomez concert.
Last Friday night me and four giggling girls ages eight and ten attended the Selena Gomez concert at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. My two granddaughters were allowed to invite one friend each and I was the chaperone and designated chauffeur for the group. My five year old grandson spent the night with his best friend rather than attend this “girly” event.
This outing is among one of the most fun times that I have had with my smallest grandchildren and it soon became clear why kids and tweens love Selena Gomez. It might be because of her hit Disney sitcom, The Wizards of Waverly Place but I soon learned that it’s because she has the most powerful voice of any Disney star around today.
The sold-out crowd was on their feet for most of the show including my group of young ladies. A theater full of squealing, dancing kids is a sight, sound and show all it’s own but Selena Gomez ruled the night. She possesses her own kind of magic and the kids love her, it’s as simple as that.
Ms Gomez started her program with her hit “Round and Round” and added many other hits throughout the performance. At one time she asked “How’s my hometown doing?”, and the theater almost blew out its walls from all the squeals and cheers this question generated. "Now, because of you guys, I'm on this stage where Kelly Clarkson performed," she added. Later, she had a piece of advice for her fans: "Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do anything", which drew more squeals and cheers from her adoring audience.
As my little group of young ladies were squealing and dancing with the rest of the crowd we were approached by a man who asked me how many were in our group and I told him five. He said it looked as if we were really having fun and enjoying the concert and asked if we would like to come back stage and meet Ms Gomez after the show. Wow! Would we? Of course we would! He put a VIP backstage pass-sticker on us and told us which door to go through and that someone would direct us to Ms Gomez.
When the concert ended we followed a line of other “chosen-ones” for the back-stage meeting of Ms Gomez. She spoke to each child and autographed a beautiful picture of herself for each one. She is a charming young lady who has a talent for making each of those star-struck young children feel very special and this old grandmother loves her because of this talent.
After the concert ended and I drove the extra two girls back to their homes I then drove us home. I was as exhausted as an old grandma could be by this time and I slept well last Friday night but I too enjoyed the Selena Gomez concert outing.