Friday I couldn’t decide what made me more excited: the thought of hearing Gavin DeGraw, or Train. In a perfect storm of Friday, Summer, and My Favorite Bands, both were on the same stage in a concert that I couldn’t have dreamed up. They were even going to have a band in between called The Script who came all the way from Ireland. They were all performing at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, an award-winning planned community off of I-45 outside of Houston, yet part of Houston all at the same time.
I had a friend who was supposed to come with me, but she ended up having to work, which is not always a bad thing. So I recruited my twelve year old son, Christopher, to come with me. I make him listen to a lot of Gavin DeGraw and Train in my car, so I knew he would know a lot of the words, even if he had internalized them under duress. Trust me: we have “I Don’t Wanna Be” and “Soul Sister” down cold. The thing I love about The Cynthia Woods Pavilion is that it is outside and easy to get to, and you could bring your whole family if you felt like it. But I also wanted Christopher to know about George Phydias Mitchell, an amazing man who died last week on July 26th. He was the man who developed The Woodlands, where over 120,000 people now reside, and he named the concert venue we were going to after his wife, Cynthia Woods Mitchell. Continue reading