I want to THANK EVERYONE AGAIN on this site that has viewed this topic, posted positive comments and sent thoughtful private messages for my son and I. And, also for those of you who have viewed and posted positive and encouraging feedback for my son on his youtube (frenchhorn0) videos. It is very touching how supporitve everyone has been!
I was asked by Belle Laugh (in a private message) if I thought that The Ryman Auditorium show was the best Bob Dylan show I've ever seen. She said my reply to her was deleted before she could read it. So I thought I would answer her again under this topic, since she also pointed out I hadn't mentioned it here:
Out of the 14 prior Bob Dylan concerts I've been to (not including the 30th anniversary concert, that is in a category of its own), the Ryman show was THE BEST SHOW EVER, even if the autograph hadn't occured. First of all, for those of you who have never attended The Ryman for a show (this was my first time there): It is the former home of The Grand Ole Opry. It is the most beautiful and unique venue I've ever attended. The atmosphere is mezmorizing. The interior has stained glass windows, church pews for seating, tounge and groove pine floor, very nice lobby that includes a bronze sculpture (Minnie Pearl & Roy Acuff) and the front row view was unbelieveable (there is nothing inbetween you and the stage)! VERY cool place! This all set the stage for THE BEST SHOW EVER!
From the time Bob and the band took the stage that night: I've never seen Bob enjoy himself so much in concert! He was happy (smiled ALOT), full of energy (danced ALOT), playful (with the band), looked so healthy (looked younger than the last time I saw him, years ago). He was so observant and responsive to the audience and the band and he was so into putting on a great show and he SOOOO did! I could not stand still! Bob and the band were on FIRE the whole show! I soaked it all up, then Bob autographed my son's harmonica! MY OH MY, WHAT A NIGHT!
Well, 12 days later...........WE ARE STILL IN SHOCK HERE!
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAPPENED AND I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAPPENED TO MY SON! We are just like you, FAN'S!
Bob TRULY is a WONDERFUL MAN to have signed that harmonica for my son, onstage, in front of the whole crowd. Bob's VERY KIND gesture has inspired my son even more to become a musician in such a special way he WILL NEVER FORGET IT! Words really can't express how I feel about Bob now. I do wonder what he was thinking and why he did it? My son and I will FOREVER be greatful to Bob for being so kind! WE THANK YOU BOB!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!
As long as there continues to be posts on this topic, I will keep everyone updated on Dylan (my Dylan). I will also periodically post new music videos of Dylan on his youtube account (user id: frenchhorn0). Thanks again!