A fan named Gene left John a wonderful message on facebook that I wanted to share with all of you as well. We love hearing stories like this and they keep us all inspired.
We caught your show Friday night in Atlanta. The show was great and the cold weather didn’t slow any of you guys down.
Just wanted to tell you my favorite moment of the show. It was during Shane’s guitar solo. The look of absolute joy on your face as you watched your son was so incredibly moving to two fathers in the audience that night.
See, we attended your concert with another family and this was both our son’s first concert experience. Without saying a word to each other my friend looked over to me during that moment you were having on stage with Shane, knowing I was as touched as he was by your emotion… and how poignant it was we were sharing such a great moemnt with our sons in the audience. Our young men are both in their twenties and have Autism, so we celebrate simple moments in life much more than trophies or recitals or driving in the winning run. That moment was something we’ll talk about for years to come. It truly meant that much to us as proud fathers.
Thanks for the memory and a great night of music! Bought & love the new CD too!
So glad you had a good time last night. We were so disappointed – the sound board completely died minutes before doors, so all our crew threw their might into coming up with a solution. It was tense for sure, but John, being the consummate professional, came out and played as many songs as the venue would allow, given the shortened time frame. We definitely went in with the intention of playing every song on that list. Venue restrictions simply prohibited us from going past curfew, so we had to make some difficult cuts. I’m so glad Billy Gibbons was able to come out and rock for you guys. He and John had so much fun on stage together. That really was a once-in-a-lifetime thing to see. We so appreciate you guys sticking around through the delay, and I hope that wait paid off for you.
As far as Shane playing, he will be out for most of the weekend shows, since he doubles as a USC senior for his day job.