We loaded up the car this morning and headed over to our old neighborhood for a fun concert in the park. Caspar Babypants is a big deal in Seattle–particularly to the five and under crowd. He fills up parks, shopping centers, and anywhere else he plays as toddlers bob and dance and laugh at his silly lyrics. Parents remember him as the lead singer of Presidents of the United States of America, an early 90′s band with hits like “Peaches” and “Lump.” So of course it’s funny to see the same singer up there doing what he was clearly meant to do all along – entertaining the tots.
As we spread out our blanket with friends and got ready for the show to start, I realized Cullen had never actually been to a concert before! We were right up front, so the music was pretty loud, but he just sort of seemed stunned by it all. Older kids were singing along and dancing, but Cullen was all business. He spent most of the hour-long show digging through my bag for snacks, staring at the stage looking puzzled, and occasionally breaking into a slight hip wobble that he immediately stopped if he saw me notice.
His favorite part was once the show was actually over and most of the other blankets cleared out. He and his little buddy chased each other around in the wide open green space, laughing and enjoying some room to roam. Despite his lack of enthusiasm for the music, it was still a lot of fun and he liked just being outside and doing something new. And of course, mama enjoyed an afternoon in the sun with her adult friends!
The funny thing is that he absolutely loves music and dancing at home, so maybe he was just intimidated by the crowd. His mama and daddy love live music, so I think this was probably his first concert of many. He better find his dancing shoes sooner than later!