My parents never did come to any of my gigs. They are both passed now. Bars and clubs with loud music and drinking were not really their scene. That was fine with me to be honest because back then I was too self conscious to have my parents there. However, the day I announced that I wanted to learn to play bass (when I was 15), my mother drove me to a local music shop, bought me a bass and little amp and signed me up for lessons. 30 years later I am still playing, so thanks mom!