After the song ended I told David that I wanted to ask their singer (Joe) if I could put my video of their performance on my blog but I was too scared to actually ask. I hesitated because I figured they probably get people of all sorts asking them to sign autographs or who knows what. But I really wanted to put this video in my blog so with David's encouragement I worked up the nerve to ask. As I began to walk over to Joe during his break a couple of other folks approached him so I turned around and walked away feeling disappointed. I didn't want to interrupt. Several minutes went by and when Joe finished talking with the others he headed back toward the stage. I knew that I wouldn't get another opportunity to get Joe's permission to post it.
After a few more minutes the band was still on their break and Joe came back out away from the stage to the food table to get some BBQ. I decided to take this opportunity and walked over to ask him about the video I just recorded. I said "excuse me" and introduced myself. I told Joe I hated to bother him while he was getting his food, but... I briefly told him of Mom and explained my blog, then asked for his permission to post the video to my blog. He told me he would be honored and said he would also email the MP3 of the single to me. He took my name and email address right then and offered sympathy regarding the passing of Mom.
The Way I Used To Be
Final thought as I'm typing this: all the people I've talked to who are currently caring for or have cared for in the past the symptoms of their loved one with dementia/alzheimers are all the same. It's like a broken record when discussed with others. We all understand, we all empathize, we all hope for a cure.
The Tailgaters Band performing The Way I Used To Be. Joe Bachman singing about his daddy is on the right.
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