There's so much to say but I will keep it brief for your sakes!
The suprise of the night was on the doors, after waiting ages in the rain and a huge crowd getting bigger and bigger and so, jostling in the queue to be first in for the best seats, the doors opened and a bloke stepped forward and shouted out my name.
picture this, the crowd goes silent and curiously look around for someone to step forward and little, tiny me amongst the mostly male crowd put my hand up and walt to the front, trying to ignore all these people staring, wondering why I was getting special treatment of a kind. Turns out I was reserved two front row seats and was to come in early to meet my interpreter Jess.
Jess was an amazing lady and quickly informed me of who is who and gave me a few stories of the evening behind stage which was brilliant and funny to hear.
The team play a trick on Paul who turned up ready to perform an hour before the doors due to open to see just ten people sitting in the crowd and the cast convinced him that was really his audience for that night...to hilarious response which i won't repeat here!
If you watch some youtube clips of Paul Gilbert, you can get an idea of the awesome-ness of this man! But to see it live and hear, feel and watch it just blows you away! Even if your not a musician, I strongly encourage you to grab a ticket and see this show live, it is just amazing and you walk away with your mind blown and a deeper appreciation for music.
Above is my hubby who bought his guitar and a Mr Big album (the very first album he ever bought!) and got it signed by the man himself. (the team ironically joked that they hoped someone bought in an embarassing record picture of Gilbert and when the man himself saw the classy 80's cover with masssssssive hair he grinned and ignored the snickers of the staff there, in on the joke.)
I got a cuddle and was asked if I heard everything ok and whether I thought he was any good (yes of course Mr Gilbert Sir!)
I'm officially the best wife in the world now, for buying such a gift and securing great seats (wasn't my intention!) and Still waiting for hubby to come down from cloud nine...i think he will still be up there for the rest of this week!
On a personally level to me, I booked this event back in the begining of the year and I honestly thought come september, when this show was on, I physically wouldn't be here. I was so in a bad place earlier this year that when hubby mentioned it, I was amazed I made it in some way all these months later.
An excellent event organised by World Class Music and I'm extremely amazed by the support the team there have shown to me! I'm already looking at the next events for my hubby and I to go see!