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Saturday, June 20, 2009

my daughter the rockstar

remember last year when she won the female musicianship award in the wellington regional finals of rockquest? that was with her college band 'flamingo pink'.
this year cross eyed mary entered the hutt valley competition. the heats were held yesterday afternoon, and the finals last night.

i just love how she's so happy to pose for me in the middle of a hall full of strangers.
side thought: if i pulled a face like that, i'd look like a 3-week old prune.
this face makes me want to hug the body attached to it, but there's a limit to how much the rockstar will indulge the mother... this is my favourite action shot of the night
party tricks (twirling drum sticks)
oh to have the confidence to twirl, NOT drop and keep playing
i'm in AWE
leader singer oli doing her thing
awards won by cross eyed mary at the end of the night included:

the APRA award for best lyrics
"the song i wrote won! MY song!"
they also won the award for best song (which isn't the same song they won the lyrics award for). which made every song they sung a winner!

then they announced the places
3rd got called
2nd got called

are we gonna win???
only one band member per group was allowed on stage

[i really want to win, but i'm stealing myself against NOT winning]
WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!

and then the local paparazzi swarmed
sure we have paparazzi.....just look
see? there they are still!

the radio station sponsoring the event and C4 (our local equivalent of MTV)
they're gonna be on TV!!!
the guy my daughter is looking all 'gaga' at is the lead singer of this band. they're a kiwi group who's made it big! listen to the song if you have time, it's very cool.
doing a 'wave'
the lead singer's big sis stepped in as bassist (2nd from R).
under the rules, you have to be in school 15 hours a week to participate, and CEM's regular bassist is not. it must have been hard for her to watch, but rules are rules!
winners are grinners! (name that movie). as i write this, I still have a ridiculous grin on my face. of course, miss 17 has been learning to ride her motor bike (in class) all day and has ANOTHER gig tonight.

all in a weekend for her...


mandyb said...

wahooooooooooooooooooooo love all the action shots!!!!!

Pam said...

Woohoo! Congrats to them!

McNew Family said...

How exciting! Congrats to the gals!

Melinda said...

Rock on K-dog. So exciting I am sur!!

Emily said...

Very slick! Congratulations!

skoots1mom said...

congrats to the band!!
makes a mama proud :)
young fun...they're all so pretty, too!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Yay! Congratulations to her and to her band!

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, this is so exciting!!! I went a little squealy fangirl there for a minute! My 11 y/o daughter is a drummer and I shared your post with her as well - inspirational! And their band is Cross-Eyed Mary? Dare I hope it's in homage to the Jethro Tull song of the same name?

Serious props to her and her rightfully proud mama!

Janine said...

congrats to CEM, you rock girls. awesome news. Had a wee giggle at the post below. What nice new wheels she has.

Elizabeth said...

Way to go!
I love the first two photos of your daughter. Her neck is so slender and graceful! Perfect for head banging. :)

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Kristi Smith said...

WOW! Very cool!!! Congrats!