My wife is a HUGE Michelle Shocked fan, so when I heard she was a’comin’ to our little town, I got tickets PRONTO! Now, when I bought them, I figured I was getting assigned seats, but this was a brand-new venue and I had never been there. I got the tickets on-line and didn’t see them till we got to the show last night. Well, we show up, claim our tickets and head down the hall to the room. Turns out this place is about as big as my garage. The usher tells us our tickets are for general admission and we can try to find a seat or we can stand by the stage. Humm, we can stand by the stage? Well, then! We walked right up to the front of the stage, and parked ourselves directly in front of her mike!
The band comes out, then Michelle comes out, picks up her guitar and starts the show. My wife and I are 3 feet from her!
She played all our favorites and a bunch of new stuff from her new album and it was fantastic! During a lull in the action when she asked for members of the audience to come up on stage and fill in on mandolene (she got 2 players, and they did great), I was able to get her attention and ask her if I could have her guitar pick. She smiled and handed it over. Also got to shake her hand later on. After the show we got her to autograph my wife’s CD inserts for 3 of her albums.
It was a super show by a great performer. My wife and I had a wonderful time. It was our first time out alone since the birth of our son. Grandma did a bang-up job babysitting!
Thanks for the fantastic night out, Michelle!
“Hey, Farmer! You’re not too far from a fool, are you?”
“Just a barb-wire fence between us!”