I could play!

There I was, up in front of 20,000 screaming people, jumping up and down to the jams we were laying down, fists pumping, singing along, clapping along, enjoying every minute of the show.

And I was on that night, my guitar slung low, fingers moving at the speed of sound, just smiling and singing and jumping around the stage, looking out at the faces of thousands and thousands of my closest friends just partying our butts off. This was back when people actually brought lighters to concerts and they were all lit up, just to hear us play.

We played for hours, in our own little world. That guitar felt good that night, not missing a note, my solos were just out of this world, they were yelling and crying for more……and then I heard it. Knocking was coming from somewhere, and it wasn’t from the double bass of the drum kit. Where is that noise coming from and why is it messing up this perfect night…..?

Oh…..I took the head phones off and opened the door to my bedroom to see my mom standing there shaking her head.

“Go to bed Mark, you have school tomorrow!”

I nodded in understanding and took my guitar, a Louisville Slugger that was given to me by a member of the Oakland A’s (another story for another time), and set it back in the corner and smiled.

“What a great concert!”


About joatmon14

Man in recovery from everything, looking for a little help, inspiration and direction.... Have spent the last 25 years working in big business, getting lost in all the chaos, not feeling like what I did mattered. By no means am I a professional writer nor do I even think I am that good, but it is something I love to do. Getting lost in a world of words, even for just a little while is why I started my blogs. In reality, at the age of 49 I am trying to find my voice. To find my passion. Maybe starting a little late, but better late than never. I write for me, I enjoy reading other's thoughts very much as well and look forward to the day that I can hold an extended, intelligent, meaningful conversation with YOU View all posts by joatmon14

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