Friday, June 21, 2013

musical fun

Last night I went to a concert with some of my kids.  It was outdoors on a beautiful night with gulls flying home and a nearly full moon overhead.

We saw Guster and while I didn't recognize any of their songs I did enjoy every one of them.

Next up was Ben Folds Five

This was the band I wanted to see.  Ben Folds is such an amazing pianist and a total nerd.  How can he stand up and play the piano the way he does?  At one point he stopped, opened the top of his piano and pulled out a broken string.  He was playing so hard he broke a string.  Holy cow. 

One of my kids played the piano a lot over the years--he truly has a gift for it--and one of his favorite composers is Ben Folds.  So that meant all of the songs they performed last night were very familiar because Stu played them on the piano in my house all of the time.  From the corner of my eye I could see Stu's hands in front of him, air-playing along while he also sang. 

To my right I could see and hear Herschel singing along. 

This night, this good time--it filled me with joy.

1 comment:

Amelia said...

Sounds like an awesome night!