Selena Gomez at the ACC: Michelle's First Concert

Selena Gomez at the ACC: Michelle's First ConcertLast night, I took my daughter to her first concert. We saw Selena Gomez at the Air Canada Centre.

It was a beautiful Saturday in Toronto, so we went to Buskerfest on Yonge first before grabbing dinner and heading to the show for the opening act.

Downtown for Buskerfest and Selena Gomez with @popcornmich

The first performer was Christina Grimmie. She played for about 30-minute and was pretty good. It turns out I just enjoy live music, whether I'm a fan of the artist or not. I was sincerely digging it, especially the title track of her new album, "With Love", which you can hear here.

Then, the young female screaming began. Emblem3 hit the stage and it sounded like the Beatles had landed at JFK. A sign of the times, Christine Grimmie was discovered on YouTube and Emblem3 were discovered on The X Factor. The 20,000 girls in the crowd really, really, really like Emblem3 and weren't afraid to show it.

Then, right on schedule, it was time for Selena Gomez to play for her adoring faithful. She's not my cup of tea, but I got right into it. When in Rome...

Fantastic night with Selena Gomez and my girl @popcornmich

Michelle had a blast, standing proud and belting out every song with Selena. Highlights included "Who Says", "Love You Like a Love Song" and her encore crowd favourite, "Come & Get It".

It was amazing fun and I'm so glad I got to be Michelle's date for her very first concert.

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Blind Dave

Congrats to both of you. A father-daughter moment to remember forever.

August 25, 2013 @ 1:38 PM

Mike from Lowville

Good stuff eh Mike? Glad it was enjoyed by all!

August 26, 2013 @ 6:45 AM

Tim Legere

Good Job Dad!

August 26, 2013 @ 8:45 AM


I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're a great Dad.

Love the photo of you two!

Well done, all around, Mike.

Here's to a great, albeit wet, day on the Maine coast.

August 26, 2013 @ 8:55 AM


I have two boys and while I was willing to take them to the WWE if they asked I would have to draw the line if they wanted to go to a monster truck show...

August 27, 2013 @ 7:17 AM


What a huge crowd! I will never understand the draw for pop acts like Selena. Unless you are little girl ofcourse!

August 29, 2013 @ 3:05 AM

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