VAN HALEN TOUR 2015

I had the pleasure of hitting the road 2 years ago on this day to see Van Halen in Charlotte, NC. I never pass up an opportunity to take Barrelassin’ Momma with me when I can, and she was available. She’s a hoot! I really have enjoyed this venue several times. It’s the PNC Music Pavilion and it’s a few hours from home. They have some of the cleanest restrooms for an outdoor venue I’ve ever come across and the lines are super fast! None of that worrying about missing the show or having to use the Port-a potty. Really nice staff as well. Very organized place.

The sound is great, but what can I say- when you’re seeing people like Van Halen and all the others I’ve seen there, the sound you hear is going to be nothing short of something amazing. I was able to upgrade my seats at the last minute seats that became available for this particular show and we couldn’t have been happier. My little Momma is happy to join me as my Rock ‘N Roll sidekick, and together we’ve piled up and driven to many places and even hopped on and flown to a few just to have some fun. That’s not bad for a woman who just turned 75 years young.

I love all forms of Van Halen and all forms of Sammy Hagar- so I’m not interested in that debate. You can give me any one of those talented bunch of guys, together or separate, playing a huge show or playing in the damn circus for all I care, as long as they keep playing for me, I’m a happy gal! Next up- Sammy Hagar, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Asheville, NC. I can’t wait for the Red Rocker! (I tried to get those Cabo tickets but it’s not in the stars for me this time. One day.

Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉

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BARRELASSIN’ MOMMA’S ALOHA CHRISTMAS!

Barrelassin’ Momma got a big surprise this Christmas. She has been talking about Hawaii for as long as I can remember- essentially, my whole life, and this year that’s exactly what she’ll get!
We first tried to surprise her with a beautiful calendar that included all sorts of photos from some of her previous and most recent vacations. The surprise was- we added a new vacation on the very last page- Hawaii! Since we haven’t gone yet, we photo-shopped a picture of the ones going on the trip and added all of our faces to Hula dancers. Of course nothing ever goes off without a hitch around here so naturally, not only did the photo not get finished in time to add to the calendar but, the calendar didn’t get delivered on time. In fact, it didn’t actually arrive until the day after Christmas. But, like the true Barrelassers that we are- we improvised.

Photo-shopped picture that never made the cut 🙂

We decided to just pull up the calendar online from our saved projects page and let her know this was her gift that didn’t make it on time. The idea was for her to read the calendar and of course, be very surprised when she got to December. No surprise here that it was raining and our satellite internet wasn’t cooperating at all. We were able to make it slowly load on a cell phone which then made the writing almost impossible for her to read. Smh. We were finally able to capture some of the calendar reading and surprise on video- which you can see on our Youtube channel link and right here on the blog link as well.

http://www.barrelassin.com/2015/12/mother-gets-christmas-surprise-she-must.html

 And what else would Barrelassin’ Momma’s first thought be when she realizes she’s going to Hawaii to celebrate her 74th birthday in June but ‘did we rob a bank?’ Of course we didn’t rob a bank. We booked the trip- paid all of the deposits- and then for an even bigger surprise we told her she has to pay for her own portion. Shake my darn head again. Essentially- we knew she was willing to do that- but she wanted her family with her. So her real present is that we’re willing to spend the money so that we can join her on her next big Barrelassin’ adventure!

How do people such as us manage to go to Hawaii? We pay deposits and set up a payment plan with Alaska Airlines and we now have five months to pay it in full. Yes- it was like vacation layaway!

Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉

WHEN YOUR MOMMA DON’T DANCE…OH BUT WAIT…YES SHE DOES!!!

SERIOUSLY! We were waiting outside for the gates to open and let us in
when suddenly we could hear Bret Michaels doing his sound-check.
At this point my Momma
showed them what was up!!
She broke out in a dance that not even the younger people
were bothering to do! As Bret sang in the background,
“Your Mama Don’t Dance…”
Barrelasin’ Momma sang to me:
“Your Momma Does!”
 Long before this moment people were letting me
know that they wanted to take my momma with them everywhere because she
was so awesome. Well, we share but, she has a crew and
        she’s a package deal!!

Bret Michaels! No words needed 😉

Loving Pete Evick’s Van Halen tattoo!! We are
twins and he doesn’t even know it!

Lynyrd Skynyrd 2015! Nice!

We stood in the pouring rain all day just to get in the show
and then again during the entire show. It was fantastic! We enjoyed it!
If your 73 year old mother is barrelassin’ and will hang with you
and dance through all of this…
then you are one of the luckiest
girls in the world! God bless you!

Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉

BARRELASSIN’ MOMMA- ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CLOCK!

Don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re too old to rock n’ roll. It’s simply not true and the proof is in the pudding. No wait, the proof is in the pictures, not in the pudding- that would just be weird. I haven’t had time to post anything lately because I’ve been so busy barrelassin’ around with my barrelassin’ momma.

Let me just tell you- if you’ve never traveled around with your seventy-three year old mother from one random place to another, you’re missing out big time. I encourage you to get on that immediately. There is practically nothing my barrelassin’ mother will say no to. She is responsible for some of the best fun I’ve ever had!!

Jay Leno! With my sister, Barrelassin’ Courtney, my barrelassin’ brother in law and hubby,
Barrelassin’ Jay, and of course, me and Barrelassin’ Momma!
Harrah’s, Cherokee, NC. May 2015

Garth Brooks! Knoxville, TN.- May 2015

The Rolling Stones with our friend, Barrelassin’ Sissy!- Nashville, TN. June 2015

Rod Stewart in Vegas! July 2015

Vegas! The Show! with the hubby, Barrelassin’ Jay, too!- July 2015

Cirque du Soleil- Michael Jackson ONE July 2015

Motley Crue in Miami with Barrelassin’ Momma and my
BFF, Barrelassin’ Amy! September 2015

Another from Motley Crue in Miami! September 2015

Van Halen in Charlotte, NC. September 2015

We have had some great times at these shows- before, during, and after them actually! No immediate signs of slowing down either. When your barrelassin’ momma calls you and tells you to make sure she gets Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels tickets…you make sure she has Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels tickets. NEXT!

Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉