Sunday, February 10, 2008

Road Trip

Yesterday Paddy and I sat 8 feet from Jon Foreman.

He asked for our help to write the set list, and we happily complied.

Paddy kept trying to get a good picture, but something or someone kept getting in the way, as you can see by the pictures.

We got there three hours early, and it was a good thing, too, because we got front row seats--although "seats" isn't actualy the correct term. We got the front curb, as he was playing in the parking lot of Lou's Records, a music store he grew up going to.

It was just Jon on guitar and his friend Keith on cello. And for those of you who went to the Switchfoot/Relient K concert in Irvine, it was the same guy they brought out to help play the acoustic version of "Only Hope".

After sound check, Jon and Keith put their instruments away and charged us with their care while they went to get some coffee. They must have sensed the presence of a responsible Eagle in their midst.

Afterwards, we stood in line for about an hour, waiting to get autographs and to get to talk to both musicians. What reminded me to be patient was that if they were taking their time with each person, they would take their time with us. And they did! We got to get several pictures and actually talk to them. Both were gracious and appreciative of what we had to say! (Plus, Jon really liked Paddy's shirt.)

So went our short road trip--and one of the best days of my life, because I got to share it with Paddy!

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