Xcel Ctr. St Paul, MN
My story will be short, but it was a
night I won't soon forget!!
September 8th, 2004 would have been my mothers 78th birthday. We
were not that close, but she always said "It skips a generation".
My 31 year old daughter and I went to see Hall & Oates, Michael
McDonald, and AWB... (I belong to the All Access Club, so I got
2nd row seat tickets!!! The best I've ever had!! It paid to belong
to the CLUB!!!)
The first three rows were allowed to stand at the stage, and since
I'm only 5'2", I could barely see over...I stood on my toes alot!
But, we were up to the stage, so I was elated!! I know it sounds
silly to hear a 55 year old woman was happy to touch T Bones shoe,
and Charlie's shoe, and I really wanted to win backstage passes,
which I did not, but it was a thrill for me...(I almost got
Daryl's shoe, but he was 2 inches away, and I could not reach
him...I really tried!!) My friends at work are trying to get me to
touch their shoes....but I won't!
I have seen H&O- 12 times...not as much as I would have liked...in
the 30 years I've followed them, I was raising 2 kids alone, so
money was tight. Most of the shows I saw, were birthday presents
from friends, who knew I"d love to see them!!
Well, it really DOES skip a generation!! My daughter and I had the
best, closest time of our life, and we hugged each other, and felt
the love for our existence together! And since she was brought up
with H&O, we really do have a bond!! Not only were we happy to be
at a great show, we are happy to be related!
Long live Daryl and John!!
Rene Sundvall and daughter Lori Lynn.