Hannah Montana an excellent role model

It was so much fun taking our 7-year-old daughter and my mother to the Hannah Montana concert movie in 3-D at the new Galaxy Theater in Carson City. We wore those funky glasses (not like the ones when I was a kid that were made out of paper and were green and red lenses) that you can't see normal out of until the big screen is raring to go and then there she is, Hannah Montana.

The jam-packed movie theater was filled with mostly 4- to 15-year-old girls and their mothers. We saw lots of kids from Carson Valley that we knew.

When the concert started, all the children in the audience sang along with Hannah, "You get the limo ride front, and hot styles every shoe every nother, you get the best of both worlds" and waved their arms back and forth. Lots of the children were standing up waving their arms and there was a lot of singing in the theater. Who would know that Hannah Montana would be such an excellent role model?

During the movie it showed some behind the scenes footage about what it took to get the concert and all the dancers and singers coordinated. They also had clips with Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley talking about the song Miley wrote about her grandfather who had passed away and how much she missed him. It made me get teary-eyed, I don't know how she sang it without crying. Disney sure has her trained to blow kisses during her concerts and wink and wave.

This is such a wonderful movie/concert for children. I am very familiar with Billy Ray Cyrus and his "Achy Breaky Heart" which was a big hit when I was country line dancing in San Diego years ago. I am also very familiar with the "Hannah Montana" TV show because our daughter Jenee watches every episode or records it if she isn't going to be home. From the interviews I have seen with Billy Ray and Miley on "Oprah" and "Good Morning America," I think she is an excellent role model for children. In her personal life she seems to be very well-grounded, which is all we can hope for in a role model.

I recommend all of you take your children to this wonderful 3-D movie concert, but you'll have to hurry because I think it was only going to play for one week. At least that's what the commercial on the television said. I'm sure will buy the DVD when it comes out.

-- Lisa Welch is a Johnson Lane resident and can be reached at 267-9350.


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