“Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you’d like to…” (The Smith’s “Ask,” appropriately covered by Colin Meloy at this show)
So yeah. There was a point in my life (actually, most of my life) when I never would have had the guts to go up to a random person and start talking to them, much less someone I really admire. Must of grown out of that, I suppose.
Colin was extremely nice, and actually insisted on shaking my hand when I told him that I wouldn’t because they were really cold. And then assured me that they weren’t that cold. He seemed genuinely flattered and taken aback when I told him that The Decemberists’ show at the Hollywood Bowl last year was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Incredibly down-to-earth person.
Photos from the show and a full review to come…