Whereas looking on-line for brand spanking new music to take a look at, my buddy discovered Waking Ashland, a piano-rock band out of Southern California. We immediately fell in love with their music and had been ecstatic after we discovered they had been enjoying in Boston.
Our hopes fell, nevertheless, after we found the present was at an 18+ membership. Our objective of seeing them appeared out of attain. Then, Cara determined we must always e-mail the lead singer, Jonathan. She defined how a lot we cherished their music, and our scenario. She additionally requested to interview him for our web site. If we couldn’t go to the present, not less than we might meet them. He wrote again saying that he would like to do the interview and would see what he might do about getting us into the present. Our hopes rose.
After a number of extra e-mails and even cellphone calls to work out the small print, the day lastly arrived.
Cara and I (together with our pals Krista and Julie) discovered the membership and referred to as Jonathan to let him know we had been there. Seconds later, he greeted us, saying “Hey, my pals!”
We launched ourselves and bought the interview began. He gave nice solutions to what he stated had been nice questions, and all of us laughed quite a bit. It was unbelievable what a pleasant man he was.
Afterward, he broke the information that it was unlikely he would be capable of get us in for the present as a result of the membership was actually strict in regards to the age restriction. To make up for it, he requested if we wish to hear a non-public acoustic set earlier than they went in for the sound test.
We met the opposite guys within the band and all of us talked as they ate dinner. Then they took out their acoustic guitars and performed our favourite tune, “Counting The Stars.” We stood there making an attempt to cement this reminiscence into our minds endlessly. The tune sounded even higher acoustic, particularly because it was performed only for us. What an incredible second!
Then it was time for the sound test and Jonathan requested us to come back in, figuring that if the membership wouldn’t allow us to in for the present, they may not less than allow us to in for sound test. He joked that in the event that they didn’t, he would simply inform them we had been his sisters. He introduced us over to the merch desk as a result of we wished to purchase some shirts and CDs. They made some huge cash between the 4 of us! Whereas they arrange their tools, we talked to their supervisor. The entire time, a membership worker glared at us.
They bought by about half a tune earlier than we had been advised to go away. Reluctantly, we took our stuff and headed for the door. The blokes referred to as out their good-byes as we waved and thanked them for all the pieces.
Waking Ashland made our night time a magical one. Not solely did we get to fulfill considered one of our favourite bands, we interviewed them, heard them play and caught their sound test. I’ll at all times keep in mind this night time as considered one of my favourite recollections.