Thursday, February 24, 2011

These Are Our People

In editing more pictures of Willie Nelson tonight, I realized something.  When you attend an event like this, you are truly sharing the experience with a bunch of strangers for the most part.  Yet, by the end of your time together you have a special bond just from sharing that experience together.  It's a neat way to share something with other people who are like you in some way.  After all, you wouldn't be there if you didn't share a common interest.

We are music people.  I came from a music loving family and married a music loving guy.  Each and every one of our children loves music.  It's just one of our things.  I couldn't imagine not loving music.  I couldn't imagine a world without music.  It's almost as essential to me as air to have music in my world.  Ok, that might be an exaggeration but I do know I get cranky when I don't get enough music in my daily life.

(Hey Hey Good Looking...Whatcha Got Cooking.....)
Not all of our friends love music.  Some of them don't even begin to understand our love for music.  It's not something we share with just anyone and everyone.  And we're ok with that.  But there is something nice about arriving at a concert and knowing: these are our people.  We just feel at home with these people.

(Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys)
We are people who are moved by music.  We know some music just demands that you react to it in physical ways.  Music is a part of our love language for example.

(You Were Always On My Mind)
Music moves us to dance.  Like a crazy fool even.  Because you just have to.   It's just not optional!

(If You've Got the Money Honey...I've Got the Time...)
Music brings us joy like nothing else on this earth can.  And this applies to the young and the old.

(I'll Fly Away)

It moves us to do other things too!

(Why Don't We Get Drunk and....Wait...Wrong Concert!)
 I'm assuming most of the people at the concert are pretty similar to us in this way, or they wouldn't be here.  So that would explain why we are all consumed with what is going on while we are here.

Or most of us are consumed with what is going on while we are here.
Some of us think it's so great, it needs to be recorded and shared with others that were not so fortunate!
You gotta love technology!

So grateful to be able to soak up the music goodness with other music loving nuts.  For the rest of you, we'll just have to wait until you join the club!  We'll make room for you when you do get here!

(Cute, cute, and more cute!)
Living the life in Florida!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sharing -- That's the fun part of a live performance whether music or drama. Nice photo essay -- your pictures are great and I am still jealous ;>) esp. to think you just stumbled onto this. Willie looks great!

Mel said...

Look like y'all had a great time with Willie! I haven't seen him in concert... yet.

We drove through Floria and loved it. I never realized how beautiful that state is.

See you on the road!

Brits On Tour said...

I wish we had got to see him xx

laurie l. goodman said...

I agree with you whole-heartedly about music and sharing it with others! So, is this the second time you've seen him? Glad you had such a blast!