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Thread #83310   Message #1530841
Posted By: GUEST,Dale
28-Jul-05 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Doc Watson--What do you know?
Subject: RE: Doc Watson--What do you know?
A friend and I went to see Doc and Jack Lawrence at Washington University in St. Louis not too long after Merle was killed. There were rumors circulating that he was going to stop performing, which fortunately has not been the case.

But back to the story.   We were mightily disappointed as you could well imagine to get there and be informed that the performance was sold out! We figured we had lost our one chance to see him. Dave and I stood around a bit wondering what to do next, short of going home and one of the organizers seeing that the number of us unfortunates was no more than a dozen or so said, "Hang on, we'll see what we can do."

They got some chairs and put them in front of the front row of the theater, so there we were, feeling finer than any royalty could to hear two such masters making such wonderful music. Truly a night to be remembered as long as a person is able to remember.

So anyway ~~ I am glad you have your ticket. Get there early if there is open seating. You can't depend on being as lucky as we were!