Thursday, August 20, 2009

Theme Thursday - SHADOW

When Don Knotts came to my college, I was the lucky one chosen to accompany him on his Baseball skit during his show! He was charming, gracious and sweet. He did the following skit, while I played "Take me out to the Ball Game" on the grand piano, offstage. I was in the SHADOWs of backstage. Later people had one of two reactions. Either they wondered why I wasn't on stage to be seen. Or they wondered why I didn't take a bow by the curtain.
I didn't need that kind of attention and was just tickled to do it! What would your reaction been?

12 comments:

  1. Shadows are good places to be some times. As no doubt my teenager would say "shadows are cool"

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  2. Now there's a classic skit...

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  3. LMBO! Now I know why you stayed hidden; you were doubled over from laughing so hard, wot? HA! Great piece here, Chris. And thanks; I needed that one :)

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  4. Well, he probably didn't want you to upstage him...-Jayne

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  5. Wow...lucky you! What a great memory and fun honor to escort him. I love anything with Don Knotts....how can you not laugh?

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  6. ha. oh thanks for the laughs today...and i love baseball as well so this one was a treat...people would have heard my laughter from the shadows...

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  7. A very cool person to have met!

    Good choice for the theme this week.

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  8. How nice to know that Don Knotts was so nice. I think I would have been happy in the shadows, I don't like the spot light much. You would have thought he would call you out...

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  9. Imagine...this situation made people talk about you and wanna meet you. Sometimes that which is not seen is more intriguing I guess :)

    Great post!
    xoxo

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  10. I love to stay in the shadows. I would have done the same as you, and probably would have been laughing too hard to bow.

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  11. Shadows can be good for hiding!

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  12. I tried to post this earlier so 'scuse me if you get it twice.

    In my 20s I was sitting in a bar across from a good looking fellow who looked like Mel Gibson from his younger, saner days.

    I told my friend "that guy looks like Mad Max".

    "I know him" my friend said, "I'm going to tell him what you said"

    Needless to say I was mortified but not as much as when she came back and said "He's not too flattered being compared to Don Knotts". I guess I should SPEAK UP when talking in a loud bar.

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