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  • posted: December 29 @ 11:39am
Caption Story Week: Pt 3

So, remember in Back to the Future, how Nov 5, 1955 is some kind of pivotal date in the history of the universe (or at least the lives of the characters involved)? Well, Oct 9, 2006 is another one of those days.

That night, my favorite band, Wilco, played Huntsville (why?!). I had gotten extremely lucky with TicketMaster and had 4 10th row (I think) tickets AND two in the front row. I and my bff, visiting from Boston, used the front tow tix. My gf at the time, @Methuselah and his wife, and another good friend used my other four. Sitting in front of them were @Laura and her bf at the time.

I'd known who @Laura was for a while, and had done some classic circa 2006 Internet stalking, but hadn't actually ever talked to her. That night, I did. And shook her hand.

A little over three years later, here we are. Where we're meant to be.



Also in attendance that night: my future mother-in-law, some future bridesmaids/groomsmen, and @gfmorris.

Comments

Pip says:
And CLAME if you like for my newest piece of purchased art.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 11:39am -
orangebeard says:
GREAT story!

seriously on why they came to Huntsville???
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 11:42am -
Andrew says:
newest one a thrift store find? I'm always tempted to buy stuff. I think I will now.

Love the story, and boy did I used to love a good internet stalk.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 11:43am -
Le Duncan says:
You gotta love those kinds of stories. Pretty cool that it happened at a Wilco show, too.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 11:43am -
9schwander says:
love these sorta stories. My wife and I have our own pretty lengthy one. (involving internet dating and waffle house).

Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 11:56am -
robberfly says:
great band, poster, and story!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:07pm -
Brian says:
Nice story!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:07pm -
Greybeard says:
Was that four tickets in the tenth row or some unspecified number of tickets in the four-hundred-and-tenth row?
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
tedford says:
so what you're saying is @laura 's date could have been your kid from the future?

whoa, that's heavy.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:15pm -
milothegoat says:
that's an awesome story! congrats on it all.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:16pm -
michaeljstraub says:
good picture and a good story to go along with it. Art with a personal story is always the tops
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:19pm -
specialshoes says:
that is a really cool story. love it.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:33pm -
sethro says:
that poster reminds me of some great posters coming out of motown (clame)
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:37pm -
jnonfiction says:
This sort of thing always happens at Wilco shows.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:12pm -
KimJongIllness says:
killer story. Super cool that you have that poster (which also rocks) to tie the memories into!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:35pm -
O-Train says:
Great story. I have a framed Wilco poster hanging on my wall. They really do put out some great prints.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:39pm -
Laura says:
@tedford I have never considered this before, but the guy I was dating at the time does have blond hair and a red beard JUST LIKE PIP. I thought that was just my "type." Now I'm seriously weirded out.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:13pm -
Douggal says:
Once again, scientific proof that Wilco and Jesus brings families together.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:46pm -
Caronna says:
Awesome!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:59pm -
WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A BEARD says:
amen. (bout the Wilco part)
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 3:00pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Wickedness.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 3:15pm -
folliclejuju says:
dang...that is pretty amazing. all this time i thought it was mama and Jesus that would always love me. guess it was really wilco all this time. or maybe wilco only loves you, that could, be it, too, prolly.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 3:15pm -
Just Jamey says:
You left your girlfriend in the 10th row? That's rough man. Glad it worked out. :)
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:04pm -
irishsquire says:
well done, sir. i applaud you.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:12pm -
jason says:
i saw this tour in fort worth...it was a simply amazing show!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:17pm -
slo gro says:
wilco can and will continue to make amazing things happen. love the huntsville/space tie in!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:18pm -
jonshell says:
awesome screen print and awesome story.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:20pm -
zackle says:
Envious of that poster for sure. And the backstory is precious too.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 5:03pm -
monkey boy says:
Excellent story. And an excellent band.

Oh, and it goes without saying really, but excellent beard.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 5:17pm -
whiskerbert says:
WILCO rox! and has some of the best posters!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 5:20pm -
jclutch says:
mmm nice choice.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 5:44pm -
Jarrett says:
YES!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 6:42pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
You are holding good mojo.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 7:20pm -
Taylor says:
a ghost is born takes me places I've never dreamt of... every time.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 7:37pm -
Vegas says:
I would have done the same thing had I the choice between gf and bff as to who would share the front row spot. DUH! Nice. Too bad I missed that concert. I think I was in France that day.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 8:54pm -
mc sauce says:
wilco can work magic
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 9:01pm -
Fofe says:
Great memory. Art often connects us to our memories.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 9:52pm -
Jake says:
Wilco will love you, baby.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 9:54pm -
gfmorris says:
I love that I get my own tiny piece in this story.

I need to go listen to that bootleg ... again.
Posted: Dec 30th, 2009 - 7:32pm -
ThatGuy says:
Great poster and even greater story. I had the pleasure of seeing Wilco a few years prior to that. They are so good.
Posted: Dec 30th, 2009 - 9:31pm -
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