By onyx_the_cat - United States - Zion
Today, I aced my solo during my band concert. My parents were asleep the whole time. FML
onyx_the_cat tells us more :
The situation is more moral grey than I can describe. My mom has back problems and they get worse during winter, so she was in a lot of pain. She was in so much pain, she couldn't even get up and she stayed home to sleep while I was at my concert. I was a little disappointed, but I knew the situation. My dad on the other hand slept through my solo while at the concert. That man can sleep through anything. My mom once said when they were at a club he slept in front of the speakers. Unfortunately, my dad had to get to work at 5 AM and was really tired when he got home. I didn't know that when I wrote the FML though. He was honest about it though, but I wish he would of tried harder. My parents felt really awful, especially since they always been so supportive of me. Also, I'm a bit selfish because even after my dad said he worked early I was still sad about it. We all talked about it and everything is good now. They admit what they did was wrong despite some of the things being out of their control. My parents are caring people. They wouldn't just go to sleep during a concert without a reason (well kind of with my dad who can sleep anywhere). I would say it was an FML for both me and my parents because they really wanted to hear my solo.
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  arandomusernameaa  |  20

Then they should have gone to bed before the concert... There isn't much of an excuse.

  kennkenn13  |  13

I'm going to assume it was like an orchestra type band concert with a school, in which case the music can get boring if it doesn't interest you. My dad falls asleep at every concert.

  gracehi  |  31

It sucks, but it happens. No one deliberately falls asleep on occasions like these, because why even show up, then? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they must have fallen victim to sleep deprivation and soothing music.

By  Bekll  |  30

That's awful, OP. I hope it was all recorded as my band concerts often were. My solos on the oboe were usually messed up due to nerves so be happy nonetheless you nailed it!

  Sandman366  |  6

Or, assuming it was part of a larger performance and not just a singular thing of just OP doing a solo, everyone else was so boring the parents fell asleep, and were nigh-comatose when OP played. It could the only reason they survived.

By  cutiepie99  |  17

Look on the bright side even if they were awake and you hadn't done so well they have not likely seen you practice it to protection 1,000 times so they are already proud!!!! Congratulations by the way it takes a lot to go up on stage in front of others and do so well.