So, my mom and one of her sisters, Aunt Susan, are currently in Las Vegas and staying at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel Casino for a few days. The phone just rang a few minutes ago. The caller ID read MOMCELL and I answered with a huge “HELLO!” but only got a quick “Hi.” It was my mom calling from the Cher concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace!!! I was listening while she held up the phone and Cher was addressing the audience. Cher was talking about the fact that this show of hers is the biggest most complicated production she has ever been a part of and that it wouldn’t be anything without her. (Audience erupts into applause!) Mom has just called again and I’m now listening to Cher sing LIVE!! She is singing The Beat Goes On!!! CRAZY! Gotta love Vonage! Now she’s going into her 70’s hit Half-Breed. (time lapse of about twenty minutes) Third phone call is happening right now and she’s singing Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves.
Over the years Mom and I have had this thing going on where we call each other from concerts. I called her from a Trisha Yearwood concert once when she was singing “Over the Rainbow” and then Martina McBride. When I saw Paul McCartney in concert I called both my mom and my sister during that show. Sonja WORSHIPS The Beatles. Mom called from an Elton John concert a few years ago too and I knew what kind of a show she was in for because I’ve seen Sir Elton twice in concert. We just say a quick hi and then leave the phone on so the person at home can listen in. It’s a fun thing to do, a bit obnoxious, but fun.