Michael got Irv and I tickets to a concert that he and his friends were going to at Alpine Valley which is a little bit over the border in Wisconsin. He and his friends were camping up there and had lawn seats and he got pavilion seats for us. I remember thinking how great it was going to be in the pavilion, just sitting and listening to Dave sing his little heart out. We would actually be close enough to see him! Well, we were close enough to see him, but sit??? Not a chance. The second he came out on stage every person in the pavilion stood up and remained standing for the entire concert! In fact, everyone kind of squished to the front and center, so you really didn't know where your seats were anyway. So, it was either stand or not see! As you can tell, it had been a very long time since I had been to a concert! I really loved it anyway and had no problem standing for the entire concert, especially when he sang my two favorite songs at the time in the first half hour! Woo hoo!
When Michael got married three years ago, Dave had recently released an album and one of the songs was called "Steady As We Go". It was a beautiful love song, and Michael and Bernadette chose it for their first dance. The words are just amazing and to this day, I cannot listen to that song without getting tears in my eyes. Click on the first picture of Dave for a video of Dave singing "Steady As We Go." Just use your back button to come back to the blog when it's done.
Well, Tresa e-mailed me this week and asked me what I thought of the lyrics to another Dave song called, "Loving Wings", that they plan to use as one of the readings during their ceremony. They aren't having a church wedding so they can have whatever kind of readings they want.
I wasn't familiar with the song, so I immediately hit the internet to find it. You can click on the second picture of Dave if you want to hear it. It's another great love song and the lyrics will make a wonderful reading. I told Tresa that maybe Dave could come and sing it for her, and she suggested Matthew, our youngest son see if he could arrange that.
Of course, she was joking, but Matt was in Hawaii this past summer for a benefit concert that Dave was performing at, and he ended up staying in the same hotel as Dave and his family. He met Dave and got to talk to him and got a picture taken with him. He also met Dave's wife and played with his twins. I was so very jealous...but then being the shy girl that I am, I could never meet him in person. I would have no idea what to say...."Uh, Hi Dave. I love your music." Matt said he was a bit star struck, but Matt can talk to anyone about anything...he did not inherit my shy gene for sure.
So, anyway, if you are a Dave fan...good for you...because he has some great music. If you've never heard the Dave Matthews Band, get on the internet and search for some live recordings and take a listen. The two love songs are beautiful, but that isn't what all of his music sounds like.
Do you enjoy music? Is it part of every day for you? What do you like? Please share...I am always open to listening to something new!