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Memo to dads in tow at a Swift show: There’s a better way

I was saddened reading Beth Teitell’s article “Not broken up over Swift duty” (Page A1, July 27), about the plight of the dads who had to not just pay outrageous ticket prices, but then actually attend a Taylor Swift concert. There is no reason for them to torture themselves like that. I have two teenage daughters, and I’ve been able to avoid it, and I believe other dads can too.

You have to start early. I started by playing them my music and enjoying it with them. Does this guarantee they’ll want to see the Eagles, the Stones, or Dr. John? No, but it will give them an appreciation of something other than pop diva warblings. If they end up with an appreciation for rock along the way, so much the better.

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