Do you ever hear a song and get transported back to a time and place from your past? You know, like hearing “Open Arms” and being transported to your junior prom? Well today a little package arrived addressed to the hubby. I knew there was possibly a special treat in said box so I called and asked for permission to open it (permission granted!) and lo and behold, there it was. A CD of one of the most memorable live shows I’ve ever seen. The year – 1996. The band – Golden Smog.
Made up of members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, The Honeydogs and Run Westy Run. All favorites of mine and seeing them play was/is a rare and special treat. The location – Austin, Texas. I watched this show with my best friend, my future husband and his best friend. We rocked out from the second row (because we were too cool to be in the first row) of a capacity crowd at the Austin Music Hall. We sang along, pumped our fists in the air and yelled out requests (PIE!!). It was magic and I was falling in love as it all happened. I remember every time a new song started we would look at each other and be all “Ohmygod! They’re playing THIS?! How awesome!” And we smiled. And we knew. We had our first kiss two nights later while searching for the moon tower from Dazed and Confused. That was March. We were engaged in May. Married in November. Cuz when you know, you know.
That night, those songs, these guys were all part of our courtship. Hearing that show again today transported me back to a giddy young girl in Texas falling madly in love. And I liked it.