Darren came to Hollywood again. And again, I was lucky enough to be there, this time, due to some tears on my part and my father being unable to say no to me. We left later in the evening for the show, and dad dropped me off in front of the store around 7pm. I was surprised by the group of people already waiting for Darren to perform. (I ended up with a decent spot in the middle of the crowd, just surrounded by tall people. *smile*)
Around 7:22pm, Darren was introduced and started performing. He started off by saying hello and said that he needed to seduce his guitarist, Steve to the stage. He also asked which microphone he was supposed to be using... and really started to relax and warm up to the crowd.
He began to perform then, and started with A Fear of Falling Under leading into Who Would Have Thought. Now, the really special thing about this particular performance was that it was acoustic, so Darren sounded even more incredible than usual. He decided to continue with a classic from his sophomore album. This song is very dear to my heart, so more tears showed up when he sang I Like the Way. It was incredibly touching. Darren followed that with On the Verge of Something Wonderful, then thanked the fans for his success by singing the old Savage Garden classic Truly, Madly, Deeply.
Darren spoke again for a moment, remembering his childhood fondly, along with a car that was an escape for him. That was the opening for Casey. What a beautiful way to end a concert.
Yes, this was quite a short concert, only about 30 minutes because it was free and in Borders... Anywho, it was followed by a serious signing. I waited in line for about 45 minutes to an hour. When I got to the front of the line and had my stuff ready to go, Darren shook my hand, and I asked him if he remembered reading an email on myspace from a girl named "Wolverine's Newest Lover" about how she had been sick and his music had helped her to heal more quickly. Darren replied in the affirmative, and I told him that I was that girl. His eyebrow quirked very cutely. Then he started signing my things. He signed EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING! Here's the official list:<
•ALL 3 CD Covers (Spin, The Tension and The Spark, & This Delicate Thing We've Made)
•3 of 5 CDs (Spin & This Delicate Thing We've Made are double albums.)
And Finally, the most important thing:
•My old Roxy Concert Ticket from June 22nd!
I have never been more thrilled in my life. It was absolutely incredible!
Even better: after the signing was finished, Daddy and I went to IN 'N OUT for a snack. What a rare treat! Soooo much fun!