That's Amber and Arick, my grandchildren, and their friend Lee. These were my companions at the Van's Warped Tour. I saw some sights and heard sounds the likes of which I've never experienced before... but I had a great time! I did get caught in a mosh pit once, with my granddaughter; I'm not sure which of us was the most frightened in that mob, but we wormed our way to the back very quickly!
That's me and Chuck, the drummer with Simple Plan. What a sweet, soft-spoken fellow he was; Amber and I both loved him.
There's Amber getting autographs from Sugar Cult... that's the band whose mosh pit we almost got crushed in.
And here's the place where we almost got smashed! A girl standing next to me said, "So, are you a Sugar Cult fan?" I said, "No, can't you tell by looking at me I'm country? I'm just here with my grandchildren."
No, I don't know any of these kids, but don't they look like they're having a good time? Now, as crazy as it sounds, I would go again. It's fun to see all that youthful energy in action.