Proud dad alert. These are the kind of moments you wouldn't take back for anything. Recently, my lady and I had the pleasure of taking my daughter, Avery, to her very first big concert in Fort Worth. She's an absolute superfan of Greta Van Fleet. She had her eyes on this concert from the start and was over-the-moon excited at the chance of catching them live. So I not only had to make this happen, I had to be there to share the experience with her.

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The day came and Dickies Arena was buzzing with energy. The house was getting packed. I had secured floor seats as close to the stage as we could get. It turns out there was an additional surprise for me. The opening act, Silversun Pickups, was a band I've followed for a long time but had never caught live. So this was a bonus. They were absolutely incredible. The evening was off to a fantastic start.


The house went completely dark. My daughter was beaming with anticipation. The stage was set, and the atmosphere was electric. Greta Van Fleet came out with an explosion of lasers, pyrotechnics, and lights. The band's blend of classic rock and modern flair had the entire crowd on their feet, singing along to every word.

The energy in the air was infectious, and the music enveloped us, making us feel like we were part of something extraordinary.

The band played their most iconic songs, and the crowd went nuts with approval. It wasn't just the music; it was the experience that brought strangers together, joined by their love for the band's unique sound.

But the highlight of the night for my daughter was yet to come. At one point during the show, the band was being ushered through the crowd. Since we had aisle seats on the floor, they walked right past us.

Band member Sam Kiszka, who plays bass and keyboards, was within reach. Avery extended her hand toward him. Then, in a moment that felt like a dream, he stopped and shook her hand. It's not every day you get to shake hands with a rock star, especially one you follow and admire. Watch the band's approach in the video below.



The concert was fantastic. Well spent money in my book. Those guys can shred and put on one heck of a performance. Plus, to share this whole experience with my daughter was extra special. Avery's face was lit the entire ride back. The night had been everything she had hoped for with a bonus. She couldn't stop talking about the music, the energy, and, of course, that awesome encounter with Sam.

For me it was not just about attending a concert; it was a bonding moment between a father and his daughter, sharing the love for music and the joy of being part of something awesome. It's something I don't think any of us will forget any time soon.

Luckily we had a fantastic time. However, sometimes you have to watch out for the people around you. Things can get crazy at concerts. There are certain rules that need to be followed. Look below to see what I mean.

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