I’m so happy to be reading some reviews and seeing some pictures of the opening night of Nez’s Spring tour. It’s still very surreal that this is even happening but I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve been a huge fan of Nez’s for the past seventeen years or so and he has just been a constant source of inspiration and support that I can’t even express exactly what this man and his music means to me. I never imagined I would ever have the opportunity to see him perform live, but the hope was always in the back of my mind. The fact that he set out on a Monkees tour was thrilling enough, but a solo tour is beyond comprehension. So is the fact that I will also be meeting him.
I’ve been stressing and worrying about this Conversations Meet and Greet since I was lucky enough to buy the passes. I have a lot of fears and concerns.
For instance, what am I going to wear? I’ve always been a t-shirts and jeans girl, but this meeting/photo op will most likely be a once-in-a-lifetime instance. I’m by no means a good-looking person, but I want to look semi-decent in the picture with him. I want to be comfortable, I know that much.
My other worry is what am I going to bring with to ask him to sign? How many things from his solo career is he willing to take the time and autograph?
Neither concern is really that major, my family all think I’m nuts, but it is important to me. And I don’t think many people will actually understand that.
If anyone has any pointers/tips/ideas, please reply? Thanks.
michael nesmith and the first national band - conversations
my date is exactly two weeks from tonite! i don’t know what emotion i feel more, excitement or nervousness. every time i try to think about what i want to say to him, i remind myself that i’m going to be so freaked out that my mind is going to go blank the second he is in front of me anyway, so it doesn’t even matter if i plan this or not. best to just live in the moment and fly by the seat of my pants. or dress, rather. gotta wear a pretty dress. that much i can plan ahead for.
I’ll be bringing my sketchbook with me in a couple weeks when I go meet Michael. I’m doing this to transport the drawing I’m having him sign, to keep it safe. It’s currently full of drawings of Michael, so if he happens to ask to see the rest of it, THAT’S A LITTLE WEIRD. …it’s also got drawings of Sugar in it.
So what do I do if he does want to see it?
1. Scream “NO” and run away. 2. Tear all the incriminating pages out before I go, thus negating the issue entirely. And also negating the purpose of a sketchbook.
3. Let him see it and try to explain who that girl is who’s hanging out with Michael all the time. Explain fanfic to Michael Nesmith.
to those of you who have attended m&gs: how close to the actual show do the m&g instructions go out? is it just verbal instructions or do we have to bring anything from videoranch with us? i’m hoping i won’t have to print anything out from the computer because i’m going to be leaving early in the day to drive to the show and i don’t want to screw anything up…
any other words of advice, tips, fyi’s? NERVOUSNESS SETS IN.
I’ve been thinking a lot about why I was so upset after the concert. I mean, looking back, it was an amazing day. I met a friend outside the theatre in the coolest way possible, Michael was totally on his game for every song (Despite his monitors apparently failing almost immediately!) and meeting him … well, I can’t compare that to anything. I remember seeing him so close to me as he tried to hear, I remember his voice when he realized what I’d drawn for him, and I’ll always have that amazing picture (with the rare image of my own genuinely happy smile. :D)
So I’m going to be philosophical for a moment, because I always think things into the ground.