I decided to follow a neighbor/classmate’s suggestion that we go to the Justin Roberts concert at Retro on Roscoe this afternoon, and took The Boy and The Girl there this afternoon while The Tot and The Dad stayed home to nap. Yes, both of them.
A $5 donation got us in the door, and it would have been a fantastic deal if I hadn’t succumbed to the $5-per-kid all-access wristband for The Boy and The Girl to go through the bouncy castle and “play” mini golf. I know, I know, it’s a fundraiser for Roscoe Village. We got there about 1:30 and waited in line for the bouncy obstacle course a couple of times before sitting down on the astroturf in front of the stage. We waited through about 20 minutes of soundchecks before Justin Roberts and his band reappeared in their nerd-cool wear to do his thing.
I turned to the left during JR’s Picture Day song and saw at least 4 of my fellow Homewood-Flossmoor grads. I shouldn’t have been so surprised; the last time I went to Retro, I ran into the late Nancy McLinden in front the same stage.
The Boy and The Girl listened and danced to most of JR’s hour-long set, but he lost them to the bouncy castles before he finished. We stayed until about 4:30 before calling it quits. At that point, I was hot, tired, hungry, and bored standing in line by myself while the kids played.