A night with my girls and the Chicks

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The girls and I had a wonderful night on Sunday at the Dixie Chicks concert. The concert started at their bedtime and I wasn’t sure if they would make it, but they held in there and had an amazing time.

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The Dixie Chicks have not been performing together very much over the last few years. But I read that they find Canada a safe haven for them, away from the politics and the chaos of when they play in the United States. Heck, what is considered very liberal in the US is par for the course in Canada. I not only love their music… It’s brilliant! But I also think that women should be able to express their points of view without getting harassed, threatened or food off the stage. What an amazing opportunity to not only see a good band, but for my girls to learn about other real, amazing women who stand up for their values!

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Sugar and Spice were so excited, they could barely stand it! The girls had an absolute blast, even though they were teetering and almost falling over with tiredness at the end. They sang the songs, stood on their seats, cheered, and laid their heads in my lap when Natalie sang them lullabies.

Spice wanted me to share the video she made of the Chicks singing wide open spaces… She was so proud.

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I didn’t realize until the beginning of the concert when they played a couple of music videos, that Natalie Maines had a new album. It’s absolutely fantastic! Rolling Stone called it one of the best albums of the year. I totally suggest you check it out.

When I asked the girls what their favorite part of the night was, They said the music, the dancing, the earplugs, and “Natalie… She’s cool like Ena!” So, auntie Ena, apparently the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is almost as cool as you.