Since my show on Monday, I keep getting asked the question “How was opening for Eric Hutchinson?” So I decided to write a little recap from that night.
To start, I was REALLY excited to show off all my new merchandise which included a lyric racerback, a new “Jocelyn Faro” T-Shirt, and bracelets. I hadn’t put out any new merchandise since my CD release last year (side monologue: holy crap…it’s been a year) so I’d been working really hard on making products that I was proud of. Anyways, when I got there I started setting up my merch table, and Eric Hutchinson walks up, casually shakes my hand, and goes “hey, I’m Eric”. Totally cool, right? Chris and I thought so.
We spent a lot of the evening feeling like total rockstars because we got to walk behind the mysterious black curtain separating the crowd from backstage. For future reference, backstage really isn’t that cool…But I’m contractually obligated to say that so the crazies won’t try to make a run for it.
When I got up on stage, I had a room full of strangers just staring at me. People all have fear of the unknown, so they all had this look of “here we go; ANOTHER opener”. But, I’d like to think that by the end of our thirty five minutes together; my sarcastically awkward charm totally won them over. The crowd was singing, head bobbing, and a few people even admitted to crying when I sang “Juniper”.
At the end of the night, I nervously asked Tess and Eric to take pictures with me. I felt like SUCH a fangirl but I figured, why not? I need evidence that I was “totally hip back in the day” to show my grandkids at some point. Then Chris and I chased down Elliott, Eric’s guitarist, to get a picture before he got on the tour bus. That guy was a serious teddy bear – if you ever get the chance, I highly recommend getting a hug and a therapy session from him.
I know, I know. I’ve been yammering on and you guys just want the lovey dovey ending. So, to wrap it up, I just want to say thanks again to Tess, Eric, the band, and the fantastic crew at Baltimore Soundstage for making it such a memorable night. And all of you (of course) for making nights like that possible in the first place.
Peace and love,