Max, Ben Harper and Me
Okay, so if you know anything about me, the most important things in my life are my family & friends, photography, and music. So, a couple of buddies and I decided to take a little road trip on Sunday to St. Louis for the Ben Harper concert. Ben Harper is by far my favorite artist. He played for 2 1/2 hours or so, and near the end of the show I got this crazy idea about buying a poster, then waiting outside of his tour bus to see about getting it signed for Max. Max loves Ben Harper as well. My favorite song of all time is a B-side to the Ground on Down single called “Not Fire, Not Ice.” I love it so much in fact that I play/sing it to Max every night before he goes to bed. So, the show ended around 11:45, and we walked over to the roped off area by his tour bus to wait. 2 hours later it was 1:45 in the morning, and Aaron and I had to work the next day, and we still had a 3 1/2 hour drive left, but out came Ben! I had him sign the poster to Max, then told him about how I sing him Not Fire, Not Ice every night before bed, so he wrote, “To Max, Sweet dreams to Not Fire, Not Ice, Ben Harper.” How cool is that!! Not only did I get to shake Ben’s hand and tell him how much his music meant to me, he let me know how cool he thought it was that I sang one of his songs to my children every single night!! It was an amazing night!! Thanks to Aaron for getting this pretty cool pic of Ben signing the poster.