|Maddie shows off her new prize.|
|Lady Annabellum sets the crowd to dancin'.|
|Maddie cranks up the enthusiasm.|
|Civic Center manager Robyn Schon and her new pal.|
|Lady A bigger than life.|
|Maddie and her favorite rock star editr.|
|Lady A winds it up.|
When I worked for the daily in Roanoke some years ago, one of my beats was music and I took in a lot of concerts, heard a lot of good and bad and even some memorable. When my son was about Maddie's age now, 8, I took him to see KISS. It was a hoot, but not because of the music. Likewise, Lady Annabellum. I thoroughly enjoyed being there with her, seeing my friend Robyn Schon, who stopped by our very good box seat to say hello, liked watching Maddie's response. We both enjoyed studying the roadies and their NASCAR pit crew-like efficiency between shows. They elicited a couple of "Wows" from Mads.
As to my future with rock concerts, let's just give this one over to the god of old age and be done with it.