|The Naro Theater: The calm before the storm.|
I wrote "She Don't Like Firefly" in the spring of last year, and almost immediately after the video came out on YouTube, Dave contacted me to see if he could show it at his Can't Stop The Serenity Event. Of course I said, "OK!" Sure, there were lots of elements at play when it came to the success of She Don't Like Firefly. But Dave was the guy who suggested that I play at CSTS events in general. He's a smart guy, and a very nice one, too.
|Ben (my oldest son) and me on the long drive.|
"She Don't Like Firefly" led to the successful Kickstarter.com funding of my Impotent Nerd Rage album, which led to me playing at geek cons, expos, and events around the country, which led (long story short) to me and my son driving 13 hours to watch a movie that was released on dvd in 2005 at a cool, old, one screen theater near the Virginia coast. And--of course--to me playing a show before that movie, and making who knows how many new friends tonight.
It's been a great, great weekend. Dave took us out for fresh seafood when we got in, a first for my son and me. He met us early today and guided us to the venue (the beautiful Naro Cinema) and made sure we had everything we needed. He advertised the show, and made sure my son and I got t-shirts and posters, and made sure everything ran like clockwork. And people came. I hope enough came to make it worthwhile for the two very worthy charities who were to benefit from the screening: Equality Now and Samaritan House.
|Ben and me at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, afterwards.|
|CSTS 2012, Norfolk, VA.|
Thanks, man. I appreciate it. More than you know.