This Day in Rory History 16 March

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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby brian_brady » 18 Mar 2011, 05:16

I met Rory on 3/16/91 at the Stone in San Francisco
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby asdesas » 18 Mar 2011, 17:41

Brian it would be great to hear more about the meeting/the show!

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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby brian_brady » 18 Mar 2011, 21:57

Hi Richard,
I wish I could tell you a great story about the concert, and it was a great show, but it's all a blur in my memory, I decided going in that I would not take notes, sometimes when I go to a concert, I take notes, the setlist, the guitars played, but for this show, I just wanted to LIVE it, in the moment, as it happened. It was
transcendant. It was the one and only time I ever got to see Rory live after being a fan since 1975. Even though he toured America a lot, I was never in the right city at the right time, and I don't have the time or money to drive all day to go to a show in the next, nearest big city. As for meeting Rory, it was 60 seconds at the most, and it was one of the best minutes of my life. After the show, 95% of the people left, but the Stone was an excellent rock club, knew fans would want to hang around and meet Rory, so the club security had us lined up from the edge of the stage to the door, and Rory came out, said Hello to the first prson in line, posed for a picture if he was asked, and on and on down the line, so I was 10th or 11th in line, along came Rory, He was sweaty and exhausted, but polite as hell as we all told him how great he was and how much we enjoyed the show, he shook my hand, I asked if I could get a picture taken with him, he said absolutely, so I handed my tiny, crappy little Kodak to the guy next to me and ask if he could snap a picture, as you can see, he cut off half my face, I'll never know if he did it on purpose, because I have know idea who he was, just the next guy in line, maybe he was mad he didn't think to bring a camera, or ask if I would take a picture of him and Rory and mail it to him, because I would have. After shaking Rory's hand and having my picture taken, Rory moved onto the next guy in line and security pushed me out the door. I took a few pictures during the show, but as I said, it was a cheap, little camera and only one other picture came out so that you can even tell what it's about, I'll scan it later today and post it. Wish I could tell you more. Maybe if I had taken notes, I could relive the memories better, but when I think about the night I saw a Rory Gallagher concert and got to shake his hand and get a picture taken with the man, I am filled with such JOY, I don't think it matters to me about the little details that I usually obsess over.
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby brian_brady » 19 Mar 2011, 00:18

One of the only times Rory and I and the whole crowd stopped moving, when Rory pointed the guitar at us.
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby Simone67 » 19 Mar 2011, 00:56

Hey Brian,

thank you for sharing these special moments and pictures!!!
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby brian_brady » 19 Mar 2011, 01:01

and this is the last picture from that night...
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby roryfan » 19 Mar 2011, 02:05

Thanks Brian. It seems these dates get so few visits, let alone replies, but ones like yours make the effort worthwhile
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby brian_brady » 19 Mar 2011, 05:11

I always read 'on this date' just to see what happened in Rory's past, this is the first time I had a connection, almost like hitting the Rory lottery, so I had to post stuff.
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby Jay Jay » 19 Mar 2011, 11:55

Thanks Brian .. for sharing with us those fab pictures of cherished moments :)
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Re: On this date in Rory history 3/16...

Postby rory » 19 Mar 2011, 18:13

Brian great memories, Thanks for sharing, this beats roryfans, Johns statistics on dates,etc,

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