Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sappy Saturday (repost)

This past week marked yet another year of me knowing my fantastic husband. We met 18 years ago at Creation Fest. Last year I posted about our meeting and about the unlikely discovery that I made. Today I'm going to share that post again. Have a great day!

So I determined late last night that yesterday was the 17 year anniversary that Jason and I met. It was 1992 and I had just graduated high school. I was at Creation fest (the only one back in those days) with my family. This was the first year that there was a new "cutting edge" stage called The Fringe. I was the only one who really cared about the "harder" music, so I went to the side stage myself while my family went to lunch.

On Friday afternoon, a new band was playing called Sincerely Paul. They had a new wave kind of look to them and I thought they would probably be interesting. I had recently gone to see The Cure in Pittsburgh and they had that same kind of vibe about them. That said, I was totally unfamiliar with their music.

I arrived at the stage and sat down on my towel waiting to see them. There were a few people beside me, so I started talking to them about where they were from, how they were liking the festival and what they thought of the band. The girl who I was talking to didn't know much about the band, so she switched seats with the good looking guy beside her. He and I talked for a while before the concert and at the end of the show, we exchanged mailing addresses (we didn't know about "the internet" back then). I hoped he would write me at college. I went back to my family and joked that I had met Mr. (W)Right at the Sincerely Paul concert.

I was feeling a bit nostalgic about our meeting and Googled "Sincerely Paul." The top search is to a private concierge in London, but down just a little bit is the site for the band that used to be Sincerely Paul. They are now called Slide. I started clicking around on their site and looked at their Gallery page. They had pics there of the concert at Creation that Jason and I had attended. And even more amazingly, they had a picture of the crowd at that concert! And what is truly, crazily amazing, you can totally see Jason and me in it! Check it out!

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Anyway, I think it's one of the coolest things ever that there is a picture of the first time that my husband and I met. This could be my favorite interweb discovery ever!
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