In honour of Deke meeting Chris Murphy after the recent Sloan show in Thunder Bay, here’s a pic from the time James and I met Chris after the Saskatoon show in the fall of 2003. As I told Deke, all you gotta do is wait around after the show, usually one or more of them come out to say Hi! to folks.
On this night, it was Chris. He wanted to go talk to some family who were in the crowd that night, and promised to come back to talk to us after that. And he did!
My lovely wife and I had just returned to Saskatoon after our honeymoon, to Halifax (Sloan’s hometown)! And we’d survived Hurricane Juan while we were there, so I think Chris was pretty glad to get some news about what happened to Halifax in the storm, as they’d been on tour and it was still really recent news. Great guy, got his autograph (which is on the ticket stub in my left hand), and this pic.
That was a great show. I think James’ smile is because he was probably still laughing at how they played The Other Man that night and he loved teasing me about it (I still don’t really dig that song). Anyway.
Also: We met both Chris and Patrick after the Meaford show I saw with Brother Craig in 2011. Sadly, I have no photographic proof of this event. And we both had phones with cameras! Gah! You’ll just have to believe me!