Sunday, November 14, 2010

Finally Got My Man!

It's not what you think....

There have been a number of significant events going on in my life lately.  ALOT. But one that goes down not only as supremely memorable, but looooong awaited too.

 Ok, so flash back to when I was 13 years old.  I fell in love bad.  With the Bay City Rollers. Teenybopper, Rollermaniac, Out-of-Control Roller girl.  Les, the lead singer, was my guy.

There were concerts, parental curfews, records played too loud and too late into too many nights.  There was a wayward bus trip from home in Solana Beach to Hollywood to do something I shouldn't have done to see them. Records...yes, records...bought and taped and danced danced danced to.  I belonged to a Bay City Roller "sorority" called the RollerLoonies, and my nickname was "Leslie's BaNANa".  I had numerous, fabulous pen pals, and loved every minute of my Roller-Lovin' youth. much fun, so many awesome memories. But that's not what this story is about.

This is about waiting 35 years and finally getting to meet my favorite Bay City Roller - lead singer - Les McKeown.  Amid so much life going on this year at my house, I was pleasantly surprised and shot with adrenaline to  see that he and his "legendary" band would be in Redondo Beach on September 23.  I was SO there.  The big difference at this concert versus any other time I saw them in concert, is that I was alone...I didn't have any of my regular Roller sisters with me.  But no worries....I met some new girls and was instantly friends.  As with anything Roller-y, I didn't mind going alone and braving whatever necessary to see the band!

Les didn't disappoint.  I danced, I sang till I was hoarse, my feet hurt in too-high boots.  I was right up front, got eye contact and laughs with Les.  I wore a tartan skirt and waved my scarf.  I was so close, I reached out and touched his sneakers.  Ok, so he gave me a weird look.  It was just an impulse thing.  It was perfection.  But as a teenager I had never had the chance to meet Les.  But now......35 years after the dream was born and my teenage heart was lost forever....I got to meet my man.  I chose my teen idol well.   Les is a doll.

Let's just say, my life is complete now  :)

P.S. The layout is made with Bazzill cardstock, Sassafras Lass, Pink Paislee fabric flowers, American Crafts Thickers, Little Shoebox alpha, MAMBI "hot stuff" bling, Luxe designs rub-ons, and Donna Salazar Designs stamp.


LynneForsythe said...

OMW Nanny G.....what a great story!!! and photos and layouts!!! Sounds like you are now COMPLETE!!!

Cher~ said...

What a great story. I love it! And you've already scrapped it and preserved it. How fun.

Jansie said...

That is really sweet. Great story and layout! I would feel that way if I ever got to touch George Michael's feet I think. I was obsessed as a teenager. ;)

Maria said...

did i ever enjoy reading your story about finally got my man.
I know how you felt. I met them 7 days later in Winnipeg.
I was on cloud 9 for over a month.
Really like your scrapbook layout.
saw it first on facebook.

Maria said...

going to include the link to some of the photos I took of Les and the legendary BCR

Jennifer Priest said...

Very cool Nan!! Love the layout too ;)

Tricia said...

Thats an awesome story!
Layout is cute!

Crafters Window said...

OMG, OMG, OMG...I so would have been there too! He was so my man too growing up! I never got to see them in concert though, guess I was a bit younger, but oh, how I loved the Bay City Rollers. Thank you so much for sharing!