Friday, May 8, 2009

From Vince Gill to James Taylor...


Well after seeing Vince Gill and friends at the Ryman last week, I thought my month was complete. It looks like we are going to see my other hero James Taylor at TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) next week. I have never seen James Taylor in concert before, although Kristi has. I did however meet him once.

I was working at a truck stop near Columbia, Missouri while I was attending Mizzou. I was working the late shift one night when I saw a tour bus pull in. They pulled to the diesel pumps which could only be seen through a crappy video camera. So I had no idea who it was. As I waited the anticipation was killing me. I knew it was someone famous.

So a few minutes later, in walks James Taylor. I was speechless. He asked where the payphones were...I told him and he walked on. A few minutes later about four guys walked in, so I struck up a conversation.

"That was James Taylor...right", I asked them. "And you guys are the band"?

I had to ask just to make sure I wasn't talking to some random travelers stopping in to annoy me. They said yes and we had a good conversation.

So, that's my brush with greatness and now I get to see him in concert here in Nashville. Life is grand!!!

Peace,

Phil

6 comments:

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, you will love the experience! When we saw him, the band was so tight! (Is that a muscian term, if not, ya know what I mean, right?) Incredible. Of course, he is one sexy (old) guy, too. Enjoy!

Phil Bennett said...

I hope I am that handsome when I am his age. He's awesome. I cannot wait!!!

Greta said...

Wow. That's like the occassional coincidence I dream about. Awesome.

Phil Bennett said...

Yeah...it was surreal to say the least.

Kris said...

That dang Nancy beat me once again to the comment section. :)
can't wait to see J.T. once again. It will be a great night with 2 great men.

Fe said...

Lucky thing! James Taylor is my all time favourite musician. I've seen him perform 6 times and he simply never disappoints!

Have fun!

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