Pat Parker18 August 2008 at 5:53pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the laugh! Several years ago, my very good friend, John L. (who tours with Jackson Browne, Phish, etc. and has wonderful oppotunities presented him in general) - John was working backstage at a Bruce Springsteen Concert (which is where he always works) and a friend of ours Chrissy, has the same fascination/love/obsession about Bruce as I do PG. Well, John thought it would be a great idea to get her a souvenir - he gave her both of Bruce's socks (after he had worn them and before they were laundered). Well, Chrissy just LOVED these socks - she was so happy to have something of her hero - she used to keep them hanging in her living room and of course, it was a great conversation starter. (I'm not sure where the socks are now).
So, a few years later, while in the UK with Jackson B., John L visited Real World and although he didn't meet the man, he really wanted to give me a souvenir. I picked him up from the airport in Philly and he told me he had a PG souvenir for me . . . I told him that if they were his socks, underwear, etc., I did not want them - my obsession stops somewhere - right at dirty laundry! Instead, it was a film cannister filled with "soil" from Real World Grounds - John told me the whole story about how he really wanted to bring me something back and that was the best he could do. I still have it to this day because I told John that I was going to have it chemically tested to ensure that it was in fact from Real World. :-] :-] :-]
Anyway, all this to say, it's so funny to think about the things that make us smile . . . Thanks, S. for the smile and smelly sock story . . .
T-DOGG26 August 2008 at 4:44pmPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
We saw the 'Security' tour at the Universal Aphitheater in LA, we thought we had pretty shitty seats, until during 'Lay Your Hands on Me' Peter stepped off the stage onto the armrest of the seat in the first row, and started climing the seats, as if it were a mountain, and cleared the floor section (which was actually banked) and stood triuphant in the aisle, not three feet in front of us. The crowd, sort of stunned, watched in awe for a moment, then crushed in surrounding him, and lifting him off of his feet, where he 'surfed' all the way back to the stage, as if on a giant anemone.
I remember, during the 'So' tour, when Peter barely made it back to the stage with his pants on.