Would you let your 7 yr old DD go to a matinee One Direction concert?

(14 Posts)
hillbilly Fri 01-Feb-13 18:44:46

DD has been invited to a friend's 8th birthday with one other girl and the parents to go and see One Direction. I'm undecided. DH not keen.

hillbilly Fri 01-Feb-13 19:54:27

Actually since writing this and putting my sweet little DD to bed I have realised that she is far too young and will have many opportunities to do this kind of stuff when she is older. Also when she found out it would be noisy she changed her mind about wanting to go! I have to admit I did think it a strange thing to take 7 year olds to. Much more a tweenage thing I would have thought.

emlu67 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:26:54

Please don't .. Girls grow up too fast as it is and when she is older what is left?

Friends have taken their 7 year olds to concerts and a lot of the time they don't enjoy it anyway because they can't see anything and/or it is too loud..

Tolly81 Sat 02-Feb-13 02:05:27

No, mainly because of the noise and I don't think they'd enjoy it. They should really wear hearing protection at that age which they find hot and uncomfortable and it's sort of over-stimulating but in the wrong way. A little bit dofferent but my db took nephew to monster trucks in an arena at 6/7 and he hated it and cried to go home, hated the noise and the size of the venue I think found it really overwhelming. Also they might like listening to/dancing about to one or two songs by a band at that age but I think a whole concert will bore them. Very odd thing to take 7 year olds to.

NatashaBee Sat 02-Feb-13 02:09:06

Agree, she probably loves the idea of it but will hate how noisy and busy it will be.

hillbilly Sat 02-Feb-13 07:18:20

As you see from my second post I have already decided not to. Don't know what I was thinking even considering it. Momentary lapse of senses! Thanks for your posts and I will be interested to see if anyone else will post who would think it suitable.

DebK2012 Sun 03-Feb-13 15:46:18

I just want to say that I recently went to see the X factor like last week, you have to say I was surprised to see babies and 3 yr olds there! I could understand if the acts were child friendly but what is any under 10 gonna get out of James Arthur!!!!

SneezySnatcher Sun 03-Feb-13 17:15:09

No way, but if there's a spare ticket I'd love to go blush

Does she like One Direction? I honestly don't see the problem. Am I missing something?

DS was 8 when he went to see Motorhead with his Dad (he had ear defenders).

I took DD to see X Factor when she was three, she loved it.
I don't see the problem.
I was prepared to leave if she didn't like it though.

DebK2012 Sun 03-Feb-13 18:58:18

Netto I really think it depends on the acts like Little Mix, might have been more appropriate than James Arthur, Chris Maloney, jahmene etc

PandaNot Sun 03-Feb-13 19:03:58

My kids, 8 and 5 would kill to go see One Direction! They'd love it. I would let her go.

MirandaWest Sun 03-Feb-13 19:06:18

DD is 7 and wouldn't enjoy it but I should think there are others in her class who would.

Burlesquebooty Sun 03-Feb-13 19:07:31

Am i missing something here?
I thought one direction was aimed at 7-8 year olds smile
I think she would love it smile

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