A friend of mine contacted me recently and asked if I was interested in going to a Carpenters Tribute show. I said YES!! I had my vaccine and felt comfortable going.
I was born in 1965 and spent many of my childhood years listening to the music of The Carpenters. I have many fond memories of growing up with my niece Jody. She was only four years younger than me so many of my childhood memories involve her.
I remember riding in the back of her parent’s chevy matador station wagon sitting in the seat in the way back that faced backward. We spent many trips sitting in the back singing our hearts out.
One of the songs we always sang was The Carpenter’s On Top of the World.
The other song we always sang was Sing…also by The Carpenters.
When I turned 13 for my birthday Mom bought me a jewelry box that played music. I still have it. The tune it played was We’ve Only Just Begun. Mom said it was appropriate and 13 was my first year as a teen and the song marked the “beginning of my teen years”.
I spent many days of my teen and adult life riding on the lawnmower and singing Rainy Days and Mondays while mowing the lawn.
Yep…I’d be happy to see The Carpenters Tribute show.
Friday night was the day we went. My friend invited a few other friends. It just so happens that we had widowhood in common. We had a big chuckle that none of our husbands would have wanted to go to a Carpenters show.
The show was low budget…but very fun. The costume changes were fun, quick, and unexpected.
They had us reminiscing and laughing. It was so fun to just get out and be doing something…Being with adults and laughing was just what I needed.
The performers were a husband and wife team. They actually perform at Branson but due to Covid, they’ve taken to the road a little more. The husband does a Neil Diamond Tribute Show at Branson. He did one number and did an awesome job.
I had an awesome time and am so happy I went. As I said, it was great getting out. It was good to laugh and be with other people…and the music was really good too.
Over the weekend I ended listening to a lot of Carpenters music and even got curious about Karen Carpenter and ended up watching The Karen Carpenter Story on Youtube. As you can see…the whole experience stuck with me beyond one night and into the next week.
Thanks so much to my friend for inviting me and getting me out of the house!! It was so fun.