One of my most favorite concerts we've traveled to was to see Linkin Park in Kansas City at the end of January 2011. At the time, it was Caleb's favorite band. He was in the 8th grade.
Me, my husband, and oldest son Eli all decided it would be fun to surprise Caleb with the concert. We were luck and the concert just happened to be the same weekend as the Kansas City Co-Ed gymnastics meet, so we had a reason to get Caleb to the city without suspicion. He competed on Friday, so it was no big deal to tell him I needed to be back there for a Saturday night session.
It was fun on the drive up to the concert. Caleb heard they were giving away tickets on the radio and said how cool that would be if we would win them. We were driving right next to the concert venue, with a giant picture of the band on the front marquee and he still didn't have a clue. It wasn't until we had parked the car and I gave him our tickets that he figured it out!
The outfit he had chosen for the evening was so unique he got his picture snapped and put on the jumbotron of fans during the concert.
The two of us had a fantastic time that night. That concert trip remains one of the top two trips I have taken with Caleb.