The Commodores tour began for me after I dropped my two sons off at preschool/daycare with my husband. My sons are three and one years old and this is the first time that my three year old has some idea of what it means for mommy to go on the road with the Commodores. We've spent a lot of time talking about tour being an exciting adventure, traveling on airplanes and buses and getting to play music and promote the Navy for many new people. He was concerned that I would be lonely and that I needed protection. So...
He thought it was best if Spiderman came along to protect me and the rest of the band. We agreed that in addition to talking on the phone and via webcam, that I would send pictures of Spidey's adventures to the West Coast.
I started with a photo of Spiderman and the bus picking us up to take us to the airport. When the guys in the band saw what I was doing (my version of "Flat Stanley"), I started getting recommendations for good photo ops. The best photos of Spidey so far (mind you it's only the first day, and these are pretty good) are of him in the cockpit and of him climbing up the tail of the airplane. I can't take credit for this one; Senior Chief Musician Phil Burlin, the leader of the Commodores, had the creative vision and the vertical aptitude (meaning he's taller than me) to capture it. Hope you enjoy the photo, but mostly I hope that it brings a smile to my son's face while mommy is away.
Spidey is going to have a very busy tour, but I think he's up to the challenge! In the meantime, make sure to come back and find out what the Commodores are up to! You can click the "Subscribe to Posts" button on the right, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, leave comments- we love hearing from you!
Musician 1st Class Jen Krupa plays trombone and is the leading petty officer of the Commodores.