Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sarah Sample on a Houseboat.
I know it's been a few days since this show, but the following day, I got hit by a yucky flu/head cold and pretty much didn't want to even think about blogging. I think I get sick after every show. It's a lot of stress, folks. [read: please buy your tickets early :]
But, it's always worth the work and the stress when friends/strangers come together to listen to beautiful music. This concert on a houseboat idea came to me quite some time ago when I saw pictures of the houseboats that our friends rent out. They are beautiful, and luxurious, and perfect for a small gathering. I knew that the top deck would be the ideal place to set up chairs and it was.
Sarah and her sister Kate Graves were excited to play on this boat and their music suited the evening perfectly. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. The water was like glass, and the weather was warm as the evening started. It did get quite chilly on the boat though once the sun went down, and if I ever do another houseboat show, I will provide blankets for snuggling into.
There was a magical point in the evening when we approached the Blue Bridge [see photo above] and Sarah stopped singing and asked us all to hold our breath and make a wish as we passed under the bridge. It. Was. So. Awesome. A moment I will never, ever forget. All of us, on a boat, making wishes together, under the stars. So amazing.
This concert was a special one, and I am thankful to all those who purchased tickets and who helped me out with the details to make the evening a success.
My next show is already scheduled for Saturday, December 17th.
A Christmas concert.
Details to come soon.
It's gonna be a great one.