This show Friday night was fantastic, and was held at the Turlock (California) Community theater, that at one time was the high school auditorium. The high school is right next door.
I am so glad that Vince decided to do the acoustic tour--so much more intimate. It was so neat hearing his stories and having him play audience requests, which made us feel like we were sitting in his living room listening to him play. He sang for 2 hours straight with no intermission!!
He opened with the fact that he'd had turkey and dressing for dinner, so he might have difficulty hitting the high notes, because he was so full. As I mentioned the high school is next door and they were having a football game, as we attended the concert . Vince mentioned that he had laid down to take a nap, but couldn't sleep because the marching band was busy playing and kept him awake!
Amy performed about 15 minutes up the road in Modesto, CA, so they were able to get together Friday morning, as Vince joked for their conjugal visit. He thanked us for choosing to come to his show.
I was fortunate to have my name drawn for the meet and greet again this year. I met him for the first time last year at Ironstone Vineyard in Murphys, CA, a foothill town about 50 miles east of Stockton, CA. Last year's meet and greet was very structured and we were told to be brief. The meet and greet in Turlock was held after the concert and was very informal. My husband was able to stay and meet Vince as well. We had our photo taken with him (those of you on the Christmas card list will get a copy of this picture). He was so gracious and talked with everyone who wanted to see him, probably another 45 minutes after the concert was over. He did choose to sit during most of the meet and greet, since his leg was hurting from the knee surgery that he had about a month ago. The last person who wanted her picture taken with him was an older lady using a walker, who lived at an assisted living home. Her brother-in-law had brought her to the concert. We took her photo for her with Vince-one on her camera and one on ours, which we will mail to her.
It was also interesting to note that most of the audience were 50+ years (my age) with a few younger attendees. People were very respectful, a little different than last year when Vince was heckled by one audience member (Vince kind of put the heckler in his place verbally) sitting very close to the front.
It was the best show of his that I've been to. Those of you who will be going to the rest of this season's shows, have a treat in store!! Enjooyyy!!
Barbara aka Barbiecat =^..^=