Thursday, April 03, 2008

This Is A Great Dad


There is a rock group in the Netherlands named Within Temptation. This week they are embarking on their very first South American tour. All the dates are either sold out or close to sold out. The band was started in 1996. Two of the founding members are a couple who have a two year old daughter. The father is the lead guitarist and the mother is the lead singer.

They have a babysitter is usually watches their daughter for them when they go on tour. This time, the babysitter was not available, and their daughter is too young to go. Instead of just leaving the daughter with just anyone, the father decided to stay at home with the daughter and send the band off with a replacement guitarist.

Robert Westerholt, who is the father said that it was an easy decision and that his daughter will always come before anything else. In an official statement, the band says, "Unfortunately, we have to inform you that Robert won't be able to go on the South American tour. "The reason is that we haven't been able to find a proper babysitter for the duration of the tour and that we are also unable to take Luna with us on this tour. "However, the rest of the band will make sure you won't miss a thing, 'cause they will make sure this first South American tour will be a memorable one!"

Just makes 50 Cent look like even more of an ass doesn't it? I wonder if he even knows all his kids names or their birthdays.

12 comments:

kris_r said...

how sad that we have to give a guy a cookie for doing the right thing...thanks for mentioning this Ent...nice to hear good things once in a while...

shiny_special_one said...

Right on. Refreshing to hear about someone who has their priorities straight.

sheetrock said...

Uhm, is the baby's name Luna - as in Lunatic? I'm just sayin'...

jax said...

anyone else think that was Rumer in the middle?

kudos for decent parents.

sheetrock said...

Looks too good to be ol' Tumor.

Rebecca said...

I thought it was either Rumer or Keira Knightley (with meat on her bones).

NQ said...

That's so sweet! It really is nice to hear that some people are proper parents :)

And I think it's Luna, as is "the moon" :D

nothingsacred said...

i like them.
they have a myspace. one of my friends had one of their songs "angels" on his page, it was listenable lol kinda reminds me of Evanescence (or however you spell it)

too bad i missed karaoke last night, i think i'd rock that one song Amy Lee sings "you cry i wipe away all your tears" or whatever. I've only heard it once. lol

Reese said...

Great that the man is such a concerned parent, but even more interesting is that he is a musician who can keep his ego under sufficient control to let someone else take the applause and attention for a major tour. That might even be more impressive than the parenting stuff.

Trix said...

Sheetrock, it could have been Luna, as in the name for the moon...

Mama Theresa said...

its a sad commentary that he gets kudos for doing the right thing, but refreshing and yes, kudos to them

emily said...

the band is like evanesence, but way to dramatic. opera meets heavy metal style.