...I got to experience something that I will not, can not forget, ever… I saw James, my favorite band, play live in Salt lake city. I saw the words, that I’ve heard so many times of CD, come out of Tim Booth’s mouth itself. Songs that get stuck in my head so often, the ones that I mutter and sing quietly to myself as I cross the street to compass, I was screaming into a microphone that Tim Booth’s hand, itself, was holding. I know can never look at a picture of Tim the same now, knowing that I have looked in to those eyes and they have looked into mine. And remembering that smile, that sweet honest, Beautiful smile of his I can’t help but smile myself.
Thinking of this night, which was a few nights ago, I have a hard time convincing myself that it was all real, not a dream, not my imagination. That I got there early and so a nice lady, bless her soul, gave me a VIP pass and helped me get into the sound check with some of James’s most ‘hardcore fans’ really happened! That I was only inches, some time only centimeters, away Tim Booth several times. In my memory, I keep seeing him siting the stage, feet hanging over the side singing “Sometimes” while all of us were bathed in blue light. Did all these wonderful things, and more, really happen? Did I really see him, only several feet away, sing and dancing?
The is just something extraordinary and extremely powerful when you can see a burning passion come to life right before your eyes. When you can see the man become completely controlled by the music, his music. Music running through his vain and possessing every adam cell in his entire body. And when the music becomes apart of you as well. So close to the speakers that the beat is vibrating your fib cage and through out your whole body.
I’m so thankful for the lives of each band member, who they knew/know what they did/do that makes them the people they are. I am so thankful for the inspiration they had/have to form this amazing band. I am so thankful that Mairi and Ellen introduced them into my live and I am so thankful they played in SLC!!! :)
I would do RIGHT NOW if I could! I know if it was on a school night and I had to drive several hours, I know my legs and feet were so tired and aching, I know my eyeliner was all across my face becuse of sweat and tears, I know that I got in a small car ancient on my way back to school in the mourning, now I have to deal the stress of calling people and insurance and so on. But it was all worth it.