Sunday, May 15, 2011

Durbin Day

Ava and I have awaited this day for a while now. I was naive enough to assume James Durbin would win American Idol and for sure make the final three. In my opinion he was and is the best on the entire show. When we found out he was eliminated on Wednesday night we were both shocked and sad.  Surprisingly, American Idol gave him the ok to do his Santa Cruz homecoming show.

Kevin drove us close to the boardwalk and we walked the rest of the way.  We were over an hour early but it was already extremely crowded. Luckily, we found a great spot up on the upper level where Ava could sit on top of a recycle bin. Right when we get settled in, the security told everyone on the top level that they were not allowing any more people in, so we could not leave.

We patiently waited for an hour and a half for his arrival. It was a truly awesome moment. I know this sounds so cheasy but I could feel the unity of Santa Cruz in the air. So many people of Santa Cruz flocked to the boardwalk to support out local inspirational rock star.

I was proud to take Ava to her first concert of her life. We had a memorable time and are forever James Durbin fans.   Here are the three songs he sang. He is such a gifted artist!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Summer. That was great!!! I love that guy!!!

  2. I was sad to see he was eliminated too as I thought he was going to win it. He is very talented and I hope he goes on to be successful. That's great you got to see him and enjoy the concert!

  3. I never watched the Idol series, not my thing, LOL
    but he is truly talented and what a great treat to see him in person!! TFS
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  4. Sounds like you had a great time with Ava(and Durbin) - those moments are so precious! And now I know what "Durbin Day" means. I was wondering when I first saw the picture on fb with Ava up on that recycling bin and everything, thinking "maybe they're cleaning up downtown SC or something" :)


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