Father’s Day isn’t as hyped up as Mother’s Day. You don’t have the mad dash to church, the “every Kiss begins with K” commercials, or emails from 1-800-flowers guaranteeing on time delivery. In fact, I saw a marquis at Rally’s talking about a free cone for Dad with purchase. My Dad is too special to be short changed on this celebratory day.
Our festivities began on Friday as we made our way to the KFC Yum Center to see Mary J Blige and Kem. Turns out the Pride Festival Parade was going on at the same time. We had to pause on Main street before we could get to our 12th row floor seats.
Once inside, we took the obligatory, scenic concert photo. I had to remind my Dad to look into the camera. He gets distracted easily and some of the concert goers attire left little to the imagination!
Kem hit the stage with his “Grown Folks” tunes. The sound quality in the Yum Center is amazing. It’s just what my Dad needed. He suffered hearing loss from Vietnam.
So now the crowd is warmed up. Some people to stage left were a little too turned up because security had to break up a fight that went on for a few minutes. They must of been the freeconewithpurchasefromRally’s type of fathers. I made my way to the Burnette’s Lounge. Mom and I are feeling good now! What’s a concert with out silly selfies?
Mary J Blige hits the stage and there was no sitting down. She put on an amazing show! Her vocals were strong, she was in shape and never appeared tired. T.V. does make you look 10 lbs heavier because MJB is tiny in person!
That concluded Friday night but I still had more in store for my Dad. Last year, I heard about this restaurant called Fogo de Chao where the chefs prepare 12 different meats and serve them at your table. If your card is flipped to green, they keep coming around. There is a salad bar in the center and the chefs are constantly
bringing more fried corn meal, plantains and mashed potatoes to the table.
We were able to get some shopping done at Edinburgh Premium Outlets on the way up and we all needed more walking after this meal. My Mentor works downtown as a Federal Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has a 97% success rate with his cases and is ranked as one of the best in the nation! The average Mediator success rate is 70%. I go to Steve for all my tough life situations and due to his line of work he helps me evaluate every scenario from all angles. Steve not only helps me, he is always looking out for other people.
There was a warehouse fire off in the distance which made the news in Louisville. We stayed clear of that area and walked around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument.
We left Indy right before the sunset and made it safely back to the Ville. I was impressed with all the foot and bike traffic in downtown Indy. A lot has changed since my Indiana Tech days.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DAD! I ♥ YOU!