What would you say if you got to talk to your all-time favorite musician?
Would you tell him about how his lyrics give you chills, or how his voice is the most incredibly beautiful thing you’ve ever heard?
Would you tell him about how his music has impacted and shaped you as a person?
Or… would you mumble “I hope you have a happy birthday” multiple times? Well, that’s exactly what I did. I met Emerson Hart yesterday, on July 19, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Rib America Festival. His birthday is July 21st, so that is why I wished him a happy birthday. However, I think once would have sufficed. 🙂 Other than that, I asked if he’d sign my cd insert that I’d brought along (just in case!) and if I could take a pic with him. So, I was pretty much the typical, blushing, mumbling fan. Nonetheless, it was really one of the greatest experiences of my life!
I loooove Tonic, but I also *really* hope Emerson comes out with more solo albums too! Cigarettes and Gasoline is the most beautifully written and performed album of all time! So, here’s hoping that his touring days are far from over! For now, though, the third time seeing Tonic live was a charm for me! 🙂