Saturday, July 08, 2006

Wild on Woodfield



OK GO- A Million Ways

My daughter became a quivering 12 year old in Woodfield Mall today. We went on what we thought was just an ordinary shopping trip with a friend and her little girl. As we walked out of Hot Topic (where else would we be?) we heard some music start to play. Emma and I quickly realized it was live and that it was Emma's current favorite band, OK Go. I thought the kid was going to FREAK OUT! She was grinning from ear to ear and bouncing and sort of squealing. She is not the kind of girl to do this, so I was a bit shocked when this all started.

Then what was already a very cool thing went nuclear. They announced that the band would be signing autographs. I remembered that we had the CD in the car, and like the dutiful mother that I am, I RAN out to the car to fetch it. Emma waited in line and paced and got all nervous the closer we got. When she finally got up there she was breathing erratically and sweating profusely. I think she actually held her breath as all four of them signed it.

If you ever wondered about hysterical fans and who they are, I'll tell you. They are 12 year old girls. Emma is a pretty cool customer most of the time, but when faced with her idols, she dissolved into what she actually is, a giddy little girl. She, of course, had to call her best friend and rub it in her face almost immediately after it was over. Where would the joy be if she couldn't make someone jealous with her incredible fortune?

Just for the record, I really like them, too. They are goofy and dorky and the best part of all was after they finished playing they did the dance from the video for us. Who knew you coud have so much fun at the mall?

13 comments:

Echo said...

Did you tell her to Get- get- get- get- Get over it!???

Sorry, that was too easy....

Tenacious S said...

Lulu seems to think it is odd that Emma would like this band. She won't be getting over this for a long time. She's only begun to milk the fabulousness of her brush with fame.

Echo said...

I think I've only heard Get Over It - as my daughter insisted on hearing it repeatedly as a toddler (I think she liked to yell HEY! in the chorus). What were they doing at Woodfield Mall?

My daughter is hot for the Dandy Warhols and has become a bit of an iPod hog...

Tenacious S said...

There was some sort of MTV VMA (Video Music Awards) promotion tour. The turnout for OK Go was pathetic at best. I felt sorry for them, because they kept talking about how surreal it was to be playing at Woodfield. Next stop, the Glendale Galleria. Oh my, God! Like, bag your face. Gag me with a spoon. Ooooo, my next video has been unearthed! OK, my daughter is giggling like a crazed maniac with her friends about today. She is never like this. It is very strange.

Echo said...

If she doesn't know about this link...

http://thewilltorock.blogspot.com/

she does now...

Tenacious S said...

Uh, yeah, I just made a dorky comment on it.........

Echo said...

d'oh!

Tenacious S said...

Echo, go to my Links section (where I will be adding you and more folks soon) and click on the My Daughter link. Sadly, she wiped out all of her old entries, but she blogged about today. You'll see what I am talking about.

lulu said...

I only think it is odd because they do music for This American Life, and TAL is only cool to 30-40 something gilrs with glasses. (or it least it was before Ira Glass went and got himself married)

I don't ever underestimate the fabu-lessness of Em though. SHe is my child after all.

lulu said...

Emma disabled her comments section..... *pout*

Megan said...

You lucky girl! I, too, only know "Get get get get get over it," but I hope that if I ever have a daughter she ends up being cool and not, say, a dippy chearleader type.

Grant Miller said...

I've never heard this band. Only heard of them. But I know (knew) the drummer and played in a band with him for one summer (1993? 1994?).

Tenacious S said...

Grant, you in a band? I'm having a hard time picturing this. Which band?