Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fairy Tale

I’ve been a knitting machine this week, motoring along on the fairy tale cardigan and making good progress, but I have to take a moment away from yarn to share this with you, because a real fairy tale happened to me over the weekend, and I still can’t even believe it: I was invited to sing Daydream Believer onstage with The Monkees. 

me and the monkees

I know!  I know!  I have no words adequate to truly describe how this felt.  There’s stuff that’s fun, you know, like roller coasters and winning the lottery and a 70% Off sale at the yarn shop, and then there’s stuff that’s so much fun you feel like all the gray weight of ordinary living melts away and you’re nothing but light and love and you just have to throw your head back and let the joy fly out, you know what I mean?  When a good dream comes true, for real?  Just, wow. 

Monkees and me

So this is me, performing Daydream Believer.  Onstage.  With The Monkees.  I managed it, and didn’t freak out or faint or cry or face-plant or forget the words.  The whole crowd sang along with me, because the room was of people who love Davy Jones as much as I do. 

me and the monkees 3

It was a beautiful day. 

40 comments:

  1. SHUT. UP. What a lucky, lucky, lucky lady you are!!! I love the Monkeys, and my husband (I think we were boyfriend/girlfriend at the time) saw the Monkeys live in Toronto MANY years ago. I wish this was a video of you and not a still. And how did you end up there anyway?! I would've lost my voice. Wendy

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    1. LOL! The story of how I ended up there is only that they've decided to bring someone from the audience up to do the lead vocal on Davy's signature song, and I was right there in the front row. Lucky! Micky said, "you know all the words to everything!" Which I do. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness - what a great experience! I may have freaked out in the same situation - LOL~ I saw Mickey Dolenz this summer with the Happy Together tour - wonderful concert.

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  3. That is really awesome!! Lucky you! :)

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  4. Did you hear that? It was me screaming all the way from California!!! I would have peed my pants. How lucky are you? Nice boots by the way : )

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  5. How can you concentrate on knitting after that? I'd be in hazy daze. How special!

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  6. lucky girl!! Are you back in the real world? ;oD
    xxxx Alessandra

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  7. Oh Kristen, Thats lovely.

    Susan xxxx

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  8. Wow that's amazing - but please tell us more it feels like you have left us hanging, I think this deserves a full post full of explanations x

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  9. Wow Wow Wow, what an amazing thing to happen. Have to say you look very at home on the stage. Davy Jones was born not too far from where I live.
    Have a lovely day.
    Ali x

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  10. Wow,,, that is amazing and such a happy moment Kirsten. I'm so very happy for you!

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  11. That sounds amazing! I'm now sitting at my desk humming Daydream Believer, which is in no way a bad thing!

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  12. Fab - u - lous!!!! You lucky fish (as my youngest would say)! Soooo jealous. I grew up with the Monkeys playing in my house 24/7 and am still a HUGE fan! Particularly like Last Train to Clarksville! xxx ♥

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  13. Wow! And you look like you fit right in, too:)

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  14. How totally awesome!!!! I love the Monkees and watched their show all the time. I had a major crush on Mickey. That is so wonderful! Congrats!!!!

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  15. This is so great and I'm so happy for you :)!

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  16. how completely fabulous!!

    keep an eye on YouTube for yourself!

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    1. Oy, YouTube...that's scary. I hope the comments are kind. I just won't read them! :D

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  17. Awesome!!!!! I love the Monkees.
    You rock!
    Meredith

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  18. Oh, wow! I can imagine how much fun you had! Back in the day, I was in love with Davy Jones and had a picture of him from Teen Idol or some other magazine pinned on my wall.

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  19. Oh holy wow - that is beyond words amazing! How lucky can a girl be and to have photographs of it as well... too cool!!

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  20. That. Is. Awesome! So happy for you :)

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  21. Yowza, Kristen!!! How lucky were you being front row and ready to scramble up on that stage : -)

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  22. What an amazing experience! A dream come true, am so happy for you!

    Settling back down with your knitting must be hard after all that excitement - must seem somewhat surreal now.
    Gill xx

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  23. That's got to be one one of the most unreal experiences! What a memory. :)

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  24. wow....and to think I know you. Kind of. Sort of. I thought the link would be of YOU singing with them!!! Darn. Big fun!!
    xo Kris

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    1. There is a YouTube video of it--eeek!--search "Monkees Daydream Believer Buffalo" and it'll be there. Yikes! :)

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  25. How cool is that! I used to watch reruns of their shows in the early 70s. Love the songs! :) Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Me too--I guess I just never outgrew them. :)

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  26. What an exciting adventure! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  27. Kristen, I am sooooo happy for you!!! WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!! I'm a 15 year old living in Ontario with the biggest obsession for The Monkees ever! And I attended that very same concert too!! Only I was stuck way back in the balcony - drat! It wasn't the best view thats for sure, but I figure that I'm so lucky just to have been able to go and see them perform! But you are super super super lucky to have had the priviledge to go up there with them!!!!! You looked so clam too - you did a great job!! I'm jelous, but really happy for you! Micky even put he arm around you didn't he? - Oh My Goodness!!!!!!! I love The Monkees!! You're soooooooo lucky!!!!!

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    1. Aha, a fellow fangirl! Thanks very much--I'll never forget it, that's for sure. :)

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