My daughter, young Galadriel Tanqueray Onassis, is 15.
She really, REALLY wants to go to something called Vans Warped Tour '09.
She earned the $40 for her ticket via babysitting. Several of her friends are going with her.
But she is having a hissy fit over the fact that her mother and I are insisting that there must be a chaperon who is over 21 to act as the Responsible Adult.
She says she's 15 and we need to "cut the cord".
I say she's ONLY 15 and has never been to an all day rock fest in August with thousands of teens with bad judgement.
I don't want someone just dropping a bunch of 15-16 year old girls off in Bonner Springs, in early August, subject to heat stroke and all of the temptations that I know go on at those events without some adult supervision.
I also don't want some 16 year old who just got their license a month ago being the sole means of "safe" transportation to and from Independence to Bonner Springs.
My position so far is that I will go online and buy the ticket, I will take her $40, but I will reserve final judgement on whether or not she can go until it gets closer to the concert date and I know who she is going with, who is driving, and whether or not she has found a responsible adult to act as an escort.
What do you all think? Am I being too permissive by even considering allowing her to go? Or too over-protective by insisting on an adult chaperon?