Happy son, happy mum!

For the past 2 years or so my 16 year old son has been an Eminem fan. It’s almost all he listens to. His fave Christmas gift was Eminem’s newest album Revival. Last summer I finally sat down with him and watched the 8 Mile movie about Eminem, which I really enjoyed! I am no rap fan, but, through that movie, his music grew on me. I’m by no means a real fan, but I can really appreciate some of the music of his that I now know. I especially like this one…

“Now, you really like Eminem, right?” my son said to me after I had seen him roast Donald Trump last fall. Gotta admit, he did grow in my estimation. 😉

Heard some stuff off the new album that I also like, for instance this one, a duet with Beyoncé…

… or this duet with Ed Sheeran…

Anyway, earlier this week I found out that Eminem is coming to The Netherlands this summer! His first concert here since 2003, apparently. Tickets went on sale here at 9 a.m. this morning. Of course, I just had to try and get some and, by golly, it worked!

Eminem tic

I understand I’m one of the very lucky ones. On the radio they just said that the concert sold out in 20 minutes! My son is over the moon with happiness! I gotta say, once the tickets were purchased for the concert in Nijmegen, I teared up a little because I know how much this means to him… I love making my baby happy…

The only time I have ever been to a concert in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen was when my own dream concert happened when I was 20 and I finally saw David Bowie live! The only time I’ve seen him live, by the way… It’s so very cool that my son will now see his favourite live at the same location! An extra mother-son bonding moment. 🙂


If you’d told me a year or more ago that I’d ever go to a rap concert, I’d have laughed loudly in your face. But here I am, a 47 year old mum (well, 48 by the time I go) off to see Slim Shady live this summer! An old dog really can learn new tricks, I guess… 😉

9 thoughts on “Happy son, happy mum!

    1. Aw, that’s nice!
      I took the kids (and Mr Esther) to see Muse with me a year and a half ago, which was really cool! But this one will be even more special for my son, I think. 🙂


  1. Servetus

    I don’t like rap but luckily my nieces don’t either, but attending concerts isn’t really on their radar. I’m glad you could make his dream come true!


    1. How old are your nieces again?
      My son’s friends don’t like rap either, so I told him that if Eminem ever toured to The Netherlands. I’d go wiith him. Rap will also never be my thing but for some reason I can just about handle Eminem. 😉 He tells real stories from his life in his rap, I like that, and comments on the world around him. I If it weren’t for my son I’d never do this but I am so happy that I can share this special thing with him.

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  2. Servetus

    13/14. If there’s a show at the county fair, they’ll go to that (mostly country music) but the concert scene isn’t really something they are interested in.

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