Wednesday, September 27, 2006

deeper than beauty

If coolness can rub off on a person, then I think that must be why today I feel so cool. Not only did Jill win tickets from K-Rock to see Sloan at the Wave last night, but after the show was over, I was bold (read: tipsy) enough to head over to the lead singer when I saw him standing in the crowd. Of course we were polite and witty as Jill and I always are, and so a band member invited us back to the tour bus for a little after party.
Alright. I know what you are all thinking. Rock stars + bus = trouble. But we headed out there anyway, cause honestly, how many times are you invited on a tour bus?! And it was a great time. Not only did we get to see what goes on after the show for the band, I got to dance with the lead singer Chris Murphy (he led) who sang along to the music as we did. Then we had fun singing to Abba of all things while dancing in a circle gazing up at ourselves in the ceiling mirror.
The thing that makes this all truly surreal is that the guys were very nice and down to earth. Of course there were the jokes about having 2 sisters on the bus, but we also talked about Napoleon Dynamite, Chris' dad's hip surgery and home (if you didn't know, Chris was born on the Island but grew up in Nova Scotia). I couldn't have imagined we would have such a great time, but we definitely did.


At 12:33 AM, Blogger Tim Gormley said...

Wow, that's so cool. :) It's great when you can meet up with some nice down to earth performers like that and just have a good time.

I'm hoping though, that I don't end up in McRorie's bus/ truck/ van...or whatever he is the Wave Thursday night. ;) Ha ha. You and Jill should come along, it's going to be hilarious. If you don't know who McRorie is, check out his website. He's essentially a one man band.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger IronBoxNelles said...

hehe, a girl i used to work with is cousins with chris! i find the wave is the best place to get invited back for band parties ;)

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Steverino said...

Chris is a cousin of a cousin of mine. Nice enough guy, they say, albeit a bit odd. Sloan @ the Barn was their best show here of the three.
PEI, in general, is an easy place to get to see artists before or after shows. I've had some pretty cool times with some musical acquaintances (and later, friends, in some cases) over the years. Now, not as many cool bands come, and I'm older anyway. :P


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