November 3rd, 2010

copper and ellie

someday we'll all have perfect wings

So, Peter Yarrow, of the trio Peter, Paul, and Mary (Mary passed away near the end of last year) was playing at the university I work at. For free. Tonight. :)

I drove mom and Val in for it, and the show was a delight. It was also a mob scene - I think the library folks who sponsored the event way underestimated how many people would turn up.1 There were people seated on the freaking stage - somewhere out there, a fire marshall is having kittens.

Anyhow, the man's a genius, and has the stage presence of 10 people, and told stories about singing for JFK, and read a kid's book with one of the kids of stage (we were all dying of the cute), and talked a lot, and did a little singing. I wish he hadn't gotten distracted 3 lines into "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and started something else, but other than that, it was great. :) If nothing else, it was worth turning up to have him imitate Bob Dylan - we were howling.

So, mom was in heaven, Val was happy, and I only got overwhelmed by all the freaking people once or twice, so it's all good.


1. Email before the event: "I saw this was free, but is it ticketed?" "Nope, not ticketed, just come. We're looking forward to having you there." Hah.