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The day of Ivan Mladek's Band Show I told my tween daughter to get dressed in a decent outfit because we are going to a czech show. Which she told me, that she is staying home with her dad and please, go all by yourself. The conversation continued like this:

Myself: "Yes, you are going."
My daughter: "NO. I am not."
Myself: "You are going without a question."
My daughter: "Not a chance"
Myself: "Yes, you are going. 'Cause you are half czech and you will learn about the culture where I come from. You will grow up as a wholesome educated American in all aspects, including Czech Republic and its culture."
My daughter: "I am not going to that STUPID czech rock-n-roll show."
Myself: "Pardon me, but it is not rock-n-roll but a great country music."
My daughter: "MOM, YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND. YOU THINK I WILL GO TO SEE A COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW? THAT IS EVEN WORSE THEN ROCK-N-ROLL!

Well, I do not have to tell you that her little half american and half czech "dupa" went. On important occasions I can put my foot down.

We managed to get through the Sunday traffic on highways. We even managed to get through Manhattan streets and its detours, where some events were held in Manhattan for different nationalities this Sunday. They usually start as soon as there is a nice weather. Several drivers along the way behaved like the highway and Manhattan streets belonged only to them, but we arrived on 67th street safely, where St. John Nepomucene Church is situated. The parking on the street was a problem, so I decided to put my lovely Toyota Prius into the near by garage. And was I ready to calm my nerves with a great show! But first all that energy spent on cursing all those selfish drivers made me hungry, that I literally attacked the table that was stacked with yummy "chlebicky" as soon as I walked through the door. Then I washed it down with a nice cold Pilsner beer and was ready to enjoy myself and take pictures.

Everyone that decided to come had a great time. Laughter was carried in the air along with the spoken word and great music of Ivan Mladek, Libuse Roubychova, Milan Pitkin and Ivo Pesak. If you could not come this Sunday, you still have another chance to come and support this czech cultural event and have many laughs like we did.

Just in case you are wondering what my conservative 10 year old daughter thought - SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE SHOW AND WOULD GO TO SEE IT AGAIN IF WE WOULD NOT BE VACATIONING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC THIS SUMMER. As a prize I bought for her Ivan Mladek's poster that he signed and she very proudly carried it to the car.

THANK YOU MR. MLADEK AND THE BAND FOR A GOOD TIME!