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To bribe my dd aged 11 to come to WetWetWet concert with me?

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LoveTheWets Sun 07-Jun-15 14:28:23

Billynomates here. The Wets are doing an arena tour and I want to relive my youth and lust over Marti Pellow AIBU to bribe DD to accompany me?

what's not to love??

Glitteryfrog Sun 07-Jun-15 14:34:06

I can't think of anything worse than a wet wet wet concert.
If you want to go and no one else wants to go, go on your own. I've been to gigs, cinema etc on my own. No one bats an eyelid.

BeenWondering Sun 07-Jun-15 14:34:51

Yes YABU! What's the bribe? maybe I'll come with you

ClareAbshire Sun 07-Jun-15 14:34:52

They did some great tunes, I'm sure if you play her a few tracks she will love them as much as we all did back in the day. Who wouldnt?!

GasLIghtShining Sun 07-Jun-15 14:39:08

Presumably you have taken her to a number of concerts (and paid for the tickets) which were not your idea of fun so it's pay back time. If she wants you to take her to the her next one then she has to go to WetWetWet.

She might even enjoy it. My DD (18 at the time) came to a Rod Stewart concert and really enjoyed it.

My DH and I go to concerts together but there is one group he will not go to with me. I have told my DD that if I ever manage to get tickets her name will be on the other ticket.

LoveTheWets Sun 07-Jun-15 15:19:37

Glittery - are you Jarvis Cocker?!

how can you not worship the Wets?

Glitteryfrog Sun 07-Jun-15 15:27:35

I'd love to be Jarvis but I'm not that cool.
I cannot stand wetwetwet, I was about 11 when that feel in your fingers song was at number one and they were on TOTP every week for what felt like forever.

Also Marty Pello isn't hot... Or not compared to Damon Albarn of the same vintage...

MmeMorrible Sun 07-Jun-15 15:31:32

My DD and I had the misfortune of seeing Marti Pellow murdering the role of Che in Evita recently. He has not aged well - and really wasn't up to this leading part.

We would both go a long way to avoid seeing him in anything again.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Sun 07-Jun-15 15:32:17

I will come and no need for a bribe, I was one day going to marry marti Pellow, he has the most amazing smile

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sun 07-Jun-15 15:33:47

OP do it! I took my (then 9 yr old) DD to see Neil Finn last year as I too was billynomates as friend dropped out last minute. She loved it, and I was pleased as punch that she got to see such an awesome legend with me (and enjoyed it too) ��

And if your bribe fails, PM me cos I was thinking along the same lines grin my 1st gig was the wets at the Glasgow pavilion 28 yrs ago & purely from a nostalgia POV I can't let this pass without going.

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sun 07-Jun-15 15:35:45

To be fair, they all look as rough as a badgers arse now, with maybe the exception of Tommy. He's aged far better than the rest.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 07-Jun-15 15:39:11

I'll come, no bribe needed.

OllyBJolly Sun 07-Jun-15 15:40:13

Can't imagine anything more likely to ruin a night than taking a miserable 11 year old to a concert!

The Wets put on a great show. Don't you have a friend who would jump at the chance? I would.

paddypants13 Sun 07-Jun-15 16:11:51

I would also come without a bribe. I saw him in The Witches of Eastwick and have had a (guilty) crush on Marty Pellow ever since!

LoveTheWets Sun 07-Jun-15 17:20:56

Glittery - to be fair, the Wets did pull that song off the market because they were fed up of it after 15 weeks at no. 1 - they could have made you suffer for much longer grin

MmeMorrible - I didn't see Marti in Evita but have heard clips on YouTube and I'll grant you it wasn't his finest hour. It was wonderful in Blood Brothers - still has a fantastic voice.

mrstweefromtweesville Sun 07-Jun-15 17:22:34

DD, are you out there? This sounds familiar...

LoveTheWets Sun 07-Jun-15 17:23:47

He was wonderful, I mean - not it blush

Makes list of MNetters on this thread who will join me at Wets concert. Billynomates no more grin

newname64 Sun 07-Jun-15 17:50:03

Took my then 11 year old to see Cliff Richard when friend had to pull out. She pretended to hate it but I know she loved it really, singing along to the ones she knew. Take your DD, despite what mine says, its not child abuse!

Only bribe I had to give was a McD before the concert and a promise that I was never, ever to mention it to any of her friends!

nj32 Sun 07-Jun-15 18:04:15

I'd love to come! I am trying to bribe family members!

oldspeckledtam Sun 07-Jun-15 18:07:59

My mother took me to a Monkees concert. I was 15. They were front row seats. I loved it, though I moaned like mad beforehand....

turningvioletviolet Sun 07-Jun-15 18:09:13

I just saw that Gordon Lightfoot is touring next year although he is old so might have died before then and as no one i know either wants to go or even knows who he is, I am going to purchase a ticket and proudly take my single seat. No shame.

LoveTheWets Sun 07-Jun-15 18:21:42

Some Gordon Lightfoot - wonderful!

MummaV Sun 07-Jun-15 18:26:59

I took my DM to see WetWetWet for her birthday about 10 years ago. We are very much looking forward to seeing them again next year!
When I was little they were staple music in my house and the first album I owned was 'Greatest hits:End of part one' so I know all the words lol.
I've also accompanied mum to George Michael and Robbie Williams. Next weekend we are seeing Take That.

I figure she drove me and my friends all round the country when we were teenagers to go to various gigs and sat in restaurants on her own whilst we had a great time so now is my time to repay her and accompany her to things she likes.


Andrewofgg Sun 07-Jun-15 18:40:27

If she needs bribing than YABU. She's old enough to decide for herself.

magoria Sun 07-Jun-15 18:41:26

I will come with you!

He has one of the most amazing voices live.

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