...My son plays trombone for the school band, and there's a pep rally tonight, which he must attend and play at, and I'm not going to the pep rally? I just dropped him off at school, and now I'm hiding out in a coffee shop nearby. He didn't even want to go to the rally, but I insisted that he must because it's part of his grade for band class. Personally I don't think this is like missing out on an actual band concert. They're just providing music for the pep rally. Most of the time it's going to be stupid cheers and a "bonfire" (a bunch of wood burning in a barrel). But is it hypocritical of me to say he had to go, and then not go myself?