PCB Real. Fun. BeachFest. The Wanted

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PCB Real. Fun. BeachFest. The Wanted
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Thu, 06-06-2013 - 12:50pm

I decided since I made a special post for Natalie's Justin Bieber concert I'd do the same for Katie's.  We left for PCB at about 10am Friday morning.  A bit stressed cause Thursday night my car decided to overheat while I was running the A/C.  It did fine on the trip but I could not run the A/C Tim had hoped he fixed it the night before.  But it still got hot running it so we drove south, to Florida, to the beach with no A/C.  It was HOT!  Got there at a good time, checked into our hotel/resort and took it easy for a bit.  The girls explored the grounds and mom and vegged in the room.  Later that night we went into town and founf our favorite place to eat.  Going to PCB?  Eat at Sharky's.  Right on the beach and live music.  We love this place.  after dinner we founf Pier Park and enjoyed all it had to offer and found our venue.  Pier Park is awesome and just a fun place to hang out with the family.  We got back and in bed by midnight I think.  The girls and I were up early to try and catch any of the performers doing sound checks.  They begged me to let them stay there, in line and wait with these other girls that were there already.  I hee-hawed about it and decided to allow them.  Warned them to drink every bit of water I brought them and to use the sun screen.  So off I went to Walmart and bought water, sunscreen, sun glasses and towels for them to sit on.  Oh and hair bands for pony tails and braids.  They were in line all day starting at 8:30 am and I was back and forth getting them water or food.  Whatever they needed.  In the mean time making sure my mom and Matthew weren't too bored and going to lunch with them.  While at lunch we get a call from the girls, they were meeting Cody Simpson.  She couldn't talk a full sentence.  She wanted him to say hello to me but he didn't and I told her to go take pics and show me later.  How exciting!  They met Alex Angelo while waiting in line and later that afternoon Cody came back.  He ld both girls hands for a bit and wouldn't let go.  It was a good day.  The Wanted weren't making themselves accesable and I found that odd since they usually are really good about meeting the fans.  BUT, the gates opened and chaos broke.  The girls ended up right at the front, very red cause they didn't use the sunscreen like I told them too.  As you know they Got hugs and kisses from The Wanted who were last to perform.  Katie got three of them to autograph her book about them.  By the time it was over I had two very hot, sweaty, red hysterical girls.  Two of the band members grabbed their water bottles and ended up throw water on the crowd then Katie's favorite tossed all his bottles into the crown and one landed at my feet.  I grabbed it up knowing she'd want it.  Boy was I right!  Mama scored doing that.  LOL  I took them to eat and we ran into Cody Simpsons dad and brother and had a nice conversation with him.  He is a very nice man.  Then he handed Natalie a guitar pick he had in his pocket telling her it was the one he had used that evening.  She about had a cry fest right there.  We thanked him and I told him he had made her night.  So nice!  So back to the Hotel we went and I took Matthew out for a bit since he was bored.  I needed to get some Aloe vera anyway.  It was a fun night and we got up packed up the car and had a long HOT ride home.  Girls are in a post concert funk, almost depressed.  I hate that about taking them to these kinds of things.  Ugh.  But they are healing and getting better.  Peeling like snakes.

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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 10:37am
It sounds like they had such a great time Chelle! I am so glad they did. Definitely another very memory filled weekend for them!
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Fri, 06-07-2013 - 10:55am

They will always remember ther summer they turned 13.  These tickets were part of their birthday presents so what a gift!