Back in October, the day before I left for my whirlwind visit to Chicago, my daughter took me to a concert for my birthday. We saw Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Infinity Theater in Hartford. The Infinity is a small venue with an attached Bistro where we had dinner before the concert.
I have always liked Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the first concert I ever took Faith to was when Mary Chapin Carpenter was playing in nearby Springfield, MA.
Mary establishes a very nice rapport with her audience. She tells stories, she makes jokes and she answers questions. At one point, she told a story, that I could relate to. She had been playing in a different city, when an audience member asked her:
“Is that a real song, or did you write it?”
You’re wondering how I can relate…
I’m going to share that next week. I know it’s not like me to be bound to the whole one-liner thing, but I think sharing that story here would tax Linda’s patience. Also, the pictures I would want to share with that story would blow up the gallery.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I encourage you to join the circus! You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.
The gallery includes photos from a walk Faith and I took between dinner and the concert. I was reluctant to go as far as we did – I didn’t want to be late – but Faith said “the river’s pretty at night and you can get photos for a blog post.” She’s pretty smart, that Faith. Mary Chapin did not want us to take pictures, she asked nicely so I complied.
This just in: If you want to read a little more about Mary Chapin Carpenter, check out Thom’s post over at The Immortal Jukebox.