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Horses and Hawks concert

So a few weeks ago I got the opportunity to see The Brendan Hines and Kristen Toedtman perform in Portland. Together they called it the Horses and Hawks tour. (there were other people performing with them but they weren't people who went on the whole tour, they were just in Portland)

It was at a bar called The Woods and having never been in a bar or a proper concert I convinced a friend to come with me. A few hours before the concert photonsbefree saw me mention it and she got to come and brought a friend. All 4 of us were nOobs who weren't going to drink so it was definitely an experience.

The doors opened at 8 and being the paranoid person I am I got there at like 8:01 and grabbed a table right up front then sat around awkwardly until 9 when it started.

Once the show started I just sat back and enjoyed. For the first couple songs Brendan played guitar and harmonica at the same time and sang while not playing the harmonica. I was suitably impressed. Keeping up the rhythm on guitar and playing harmonica is like rubbing your stomach and patting your head x 10 difficulty.
During an awkward pause while instruments were being shuffled around Kristen Toedtman told Brendan to talk to the audience. He asked us to name a Star Trek movie that he could monologue on. Someone yelled First Contact (for the non trekkies that's a newer film with the Next Gen crew) that was not acceptable to him so I yelled Wrath of Kahn (Star Trek 2 with the original series crew aka Bill Shatner) that was more like it and he started a mini rant about how the whole 2,3,4 trilogy was so amazing. Kristen made a comment to the effect, 'They must not be that big a fan if it took them that long to come up with Wrath of Kahn'.
The concert went on, there was a cover of a Justin Bieber song (it actually looked kind of painful for Brendan to participate in.)

Now the really exciting part, my friends and I met Brendan Hines.
We almost just left without going up to him but I figured this was my chance so we all went up to the stage, told him we really enjoyed the show. I happen to always have a Star Trek comm badge on my jacket so I set the record straight that I really am a Star Trek fan I just was shy about yelling out a movie. (I also have a Starfleet Academy keychain which he thought was awesome) He again told us how awesome that 2,3,4 trilogy is and that on the drive up from Cali he had been educating his band mates on Star Trek. I then transitioned into "I follow you on twitter, we're Lie to Me fans." I also asked him if he had received the #teamkelli card I sent for him. Then there was talk of how awesome Kelli is (Kristen knows her too, apparently Kelli gave her a beautiful necklace for her birthday) I showed him my card in case he had seen his card and forgot and we figured out who was supposed to give it to him so he could ask around for it.
Ummm important to know, he has very soft hands. (warm too but that was probably from playing guitar)

So there you have it. I'm sure I forgot things but it was a really lovely night and I'm glad I went. =)
Feel free to ask questions.


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Mar. 21st, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! I'm glad you got to met him in such a great environment. I always find it very impressive when musicians can play the harmonica and guitar at the same time!
Mar. 21st, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Great!!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
I'm happy for you that you have met him and have talked to him AND talked about your superb Kelli cards! <3
Mar. 21st, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the story! Sounds like it was a great time. :)
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