Last night I performed in a public-venue show for the first time in nearly 10 years. I didn't know what the turnout would be like. Tickets were expensive. The lineup didn't feature anyone you might have heard of. Yes, and holy shit were my expectations surpassed.
SIXTY of you weirdos bought tickets just to watch my set. That blew me away. They were friends from my past and present, they were family, they were work colleagues - and all of the people that they dragged to this show with a promise of a good time. People were getting babysitters, driving long distances (Boise, anyone?), entertaining guests from other countries, and generally making some real-life shit happen to make it to this show.
And guess what? It didn't go as smoothly as I had imagined it would...But it ended up even better.
My set was cut short due to issues outside of my control, but these amazing people in the crowd went with the continuous-encore power move until the only option was to let me back on for another song.
Such a cool moment for me.
I've played for bigger crowds before, but never for a crowd with so much enthusiasm and excitement for the moment. That will forever be one of my favorite shows I've ever done.
If you were there - thank you - and I hope you had almost as much fun as I did!