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So this happened

Dar Williams concert last night.

Second row VIP seating.  Katharine Whalen sat next to me and remarked "I know you from somewhere."

I always hate that the default is "I'm Kent's wife," but that is frequently easier.  The music and restaurant scenes in Chapel Hill are more incestuous than the Boleyn's.  He worked with several members of Squirrel Nut Zippers back in the day, which gave rise to the question "Are all drummers dishwashers and drivers, or all drivers and dishwashers drummers?

The show was BRILLIANT.  And she opened with "The Christians and the Pagans."  I'd heard the Bowie/Bing "Little Drummer Boy" on the radio at work earlier, so I think the holidays are now in full swing for me.

She read from her new book, and it made my heart sing to hear her write so lovingly about Carrboro, and particularly PTA Thrift.

She is possibly one of the nicest performers I have ever met.  She took her time with everyone in the autograph line.  It was like there was a bubble for that moment, and everyone respected it.  I got to stumble my way through telling her how amazing it was to see someone whose work I played during my college dj days.  She complimented my scarf and I gave it to her (I now have a bona fide indie rock star wearing my wool!  (okay, acrylic)  *kermit flail*)  She got a little weepy...and, as y'all can probably guess, I did the pretty cry and had a total breakdown while waiting for my cab.




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man_of_snows
Dec. 14th, 2017 01:07 pm (UTC)
That is very cool. I last saw her perform at the final US Lilith Fair in Boise Idaho in 1998... I am so old.
mac_arthur_park
Dec. 14th, 2017 03:00 pm (UTC)
The first time I saw her was at Lilith Fair, too! I miss that tour so much! I saw so many amazing performances.
vegawriters
Dec. 14th, 2017 02:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
cielamara
Dec. 14th, 2017 04:32 pm (UTC)
DAR WILLIAMS HAS YOUR SCARF.

I keep trying to write something more coherent but AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.
communitybee
Dec. 15th, 2017 07:17 am (UTC)
Looks like you had a great time!!!
imagine_peace
Dec. 15th, 2017 10:48 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm glad you had such an awesome time!!
sullen_hearts
Dec. 15th, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
She is lovely! I'm glad you had a good time
patrium_novorum
Dec. 15th, 2017 11:22 pm (UTC)
YAY
tjoel2
Jan. 5th, 2018 03:55 pm (UTC)
Great picture!

*waves hi*
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