Our family has a great love for the singer Meatloaf. We were all so sad when we heard the news on Friday that he had passed away. Kramer and I were both huge fans from our teen years and we passed that right down to our kids…There isn’t a kid of mine that doesn’t remember driving to church while listening to Meatloaf…or checking crops to Meatloaf singing…or doing pretty much anything with their dad with Meatloaf singing.
If we wanted to jump-start everyone into a good mood, all we needed to do is put on the Bat out of Hell tape and the whole family will be singing along. It was that way at a recent wedding dance our family attended. Put Meatloaf on we all go crazy.
Back in 2012 we heard that Meatloaf was coming to a local venue. We were all excited and right at the top of the list of people in the family that were excited was Kalissa.
Here is the blog post I wrote after our concert:
“Sunday night a portion of the family took off and went to see Meatloaf in concert at UNI’s McCloud Center. Hubby and I have been Meatloaf fans for forever…our girls Kelli and Kalissa have been big fans too. Our son Karl likes any and everything classic rock so we went to see Meatloaf. Our daughter Kalissa is ESPECIALLY CRAZY for Meatloaf so she bought herself a VIP ticket, getting her a chance to meet and talk with him.
We snapped a picture of us before we left the house. Kalissa had Meatloaf sign it and hold it while a picture was taken so we could get a “family” picture with Meatloaf.
Kalissa got a great VIP treatment including pictures, time to talk, t-hirts and other fun goodies. The best perk was a front row center seat. The rest of us were a few seats further behind.
She got some great pictures….
I remember being 17 years old and having Meatloaf’s “Bat out of Hell” album. I was hiding the album cover as I knew my mom wouldn’t think much of it. I remember so vividly singing along and trying to write down the lyrics. I never thought 30 years later I would have five kids, living in Iowa and taking my kiddos to the concert. We had a fun time and it’s something I honestly will always remember.
We have such a WIDE taste of music in our family….one day we are at a Merle Haggard concert..the next Meatloaf.
Some people say when Buddy Holly died was the “day the music died”….for our family, I think it was Friday when Meatloaf died. I’m so thankful that his music can live on and we can teach a new generation about our family favorite, Meatloaf.