Monday, October 25, 2010

It doesn't get any better than this!

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! Those of you who know me well, know that I am a HUGE fan of Stuart McLean, host of CBC radio show, the Vinyl Cafe (shame on you Canadians who just said “who?”). I have been listening to the Vinyl Cafe for about ten years now and never get tired of listening to Stuart's voice. As a storyteller, he is mesmerizing and as a writer, he is heartfelt and hilarious. Stuart's writing style is uniquely charming and always aspires to demonstrate the finer virtues of humanity, his style is one that I aspire to in my own writing.
This past May, as I flipped through the newspaper I noticed that Stuart was coming to Courtenay in October, I called the box office immediately but was told that tickets wouldn't be on sale for quite some time and to keep trying back. To my dismay, by the time we returned from our trip this summer the show was sold out. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I decided to write to Stuart. I wanted to share with him what my community has done for my family, he loves that kind of stuff! So I emailed the letter and then called my friend Chantel, who is also a huge Stuart fan. I suggest she write to Stuart too and she informed me that she wrote to Stuart four days earlier! Okay, this is a long winded story so I'll keep it short. Chantel called the next morning, her letter had been responded to and we were offered...BACKSTAGE PASSES to the show! I'm not sure if I can accurately describe the emotional bliss I am feeling. Imagine getting backstage passes to a Madonna concert, now instead of a blonde bendy woman in leather, imagine a grey haired gent in a nice pair of slacks, and instead of singing and dancing think more storytelling and chuckling...okay, basically Stuart McLean is my Madonna. It's not a smooth comparison but I'm sure you get the picture. The picture is that tonight, I get to meet one of the greatest influences of my writing, and he might even read words that I wrote! WOW!

I know this seems like luck but consider this...

When you learn what this world is,
how it works,
you automatically start getting miracles...
what others will call miracles.

8 comments:

Jeffery said...

Have fun tonight!

Angela said...

Keep open to even more possibilities. Who knows Stuart might want to take you on the road with him!

Flecken said...

Amazing Jenn. We love listening to Stuart as well :) Have an awesome time!!

Anonymous said...

Have the Best Night EVER! I love you!!! Kris

Anonymous said...

I totally understand! Emmett & I love Stuart and have enjoyed his live show in Calgary. I love his x-mas turkey storty the best!! Have fun!!!
Jane

Michelle B said...

Awesome!!!

Reesh said...

Did he read something of yours on the show? Did they tape it to broadcast live? I went and saw his show in Campbell River on Sunday and man oh man was it ever amazing! See you Saturday!

chocoandwallysnextadventure said...

WOW! What a great story! My husband and I are also huge Stuart fans and only discovered he was coming last week. We too tried to get tickets and discovered it was long sold out! I'm sure it was amazing! I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful time and it was everything you had imagined and more:) Love your story Jenn! Sending warm thoughts to you and your family,
Sarah Walsh