The Boys' First Concert: Imagine Dragons

Nicole Marcellino

Posted on June 18 2018

The Boys' First Concert: Imagine Dragons

We took the boys to see Imagine Dragons this past weekend at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and I'm so glad we did! To be honest, I was a little reluctant at first. August is a few days shy of nine and Roman recently turned seven. They both love Imagine Dragons and they love to sing at the top of their lungs. My fear was the concert might be too much for them. The show started at 7pm, it was outdoors, close to 90 degrees but felt like 110 and sometimes, boys can be boys and get totally riled up for no reason. All of those factors, along with a crowd of 20,000 plus could lead to disaster but it didn't.


Grace Vanderwaal, a former winner of America's Got Talent, opened the show and she's phenomenal. The tone of her voice is something else, even the boys, while {im]patiently waiting for Imagine Dragons, enjoyed watching her move around on stage. I didn't know many of her songs but I think in a few years, she's really going to become a star. She reminded my husband and I of a young Taylor Swift, different genres of course, but same star power.

Imagine Dragons opened the show with their all too familiar song Radioactive and my boys just stared in awe.  Dan Reynolds, lead singer of the band has a voice like no other, incredible stage presence...and abs...those abs. I mean, dude is ripped. But I digress.

I loved watching my boys take the show in, sometimes staring in awe at the confetti and fog machines, sometimes singing loudly like no one was watching. I definitely think they inherited their love of music from me. ;)

They played all of the hits the boys were looking forward to hearing including "Whatever It takes", "On Top of the World" and of course "Thunder".

The show was fun, well-paced and what I really enjoyed was the fact that social topics including equality, love and acceptance were brought up along with Reynold's briefly talking about his battle with depression and the fact that it's okay to talk about it. That we should talk about it. It shouldn't be taboo because we all have lives worth living and it's okay to ask for help.

While the brief snippets of conversation were deep at times, it was never forced but instead, Reynolds made it cool for it to be talked about and an open door for conversation with our boys.

Our first concert as a family won't be our last. So for at least the next few days, according to my sons, I really am a cool mom. ;)

Stay Bleu Chic!



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