And that would have been amazing enough.
But then he came out after the show to say “Hi” and take photos with people. When I shook his hand and mentioned I was “the one from Twitter who drove up from Savannah,” he said, “Ooh, it’s you! You wait over there, I’ll get you last.” Which was cool, because I thought that meant he wanted to spend an extra minute or two talking without people waiting around for photos.
I did NOT expect that meant once everyone else cleared out he’d take me and Chris backstage to his dressing room area! Once we got back there, he showed he hadn’t just been playing along that he remembered me from Twitter because he said, “White, right? You’ll have to remind me of your first name though. I’m much better with surnames than first names.” We then spent the next ten minutes having a wonderful, relaxed, slightly surreal conversation with him.
I had brought the insert from one of his albums for him to sign, which he happily did, but then he also pulled out another CD and signed that too, saying, “You brought that one with you, but I want to give you something.” He didn’t seem in any hurry to kick us out, but I knew he had a second set later so we thanked him profusely and took a quick photo before heading out.
Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? Sure as hell wasn’t for us!
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