Friday was a tough day. We were at a funeral of one of Tommie’s friends and it broke him. It was so painful for me to watch this big man, my husband, cry like that. The way we stopped trying to wipe the tears. It was just a constant waterfall of tears. It was horrible. The pain was raw.
We were to go to a concert of Steve Hofmeyr that night with friends, but our local rugby team played a game in honour of this friend and Tommie wanted to go. I told him to go and say goodbye to Johan, the way he would want his friends to do.
So instead it was just us women. I know my Mom loves Neil Diamond. Since this was Steve who was going to sing Neil Diamond songs, I asked if she wanted to go along with us. My mom was dressed and ready in 15 minutes. I had another ticket and Quintus asked to go as well. After Jason said it was not a problem, Quintus went with for his very first concert.
It was such a pleasure to watch him. To see the excitement in his eyes. The experience out there for us all to see. Steve even came to shake his hand. He loved that.
After the show we stood in the line so that Quintus could get his signature.
I got them to smile for a photo and my son was beyond happy.
We got home and Jason wanted a signature as well. So we rushed back. It’s just fair. We found him still standing there, giving out signatures, smiling his face into a spasm. Jason got his signature and a photo as well.
It was so sweet to watch them star struck and all. I remember the very first time I went to see a show of Steve. Ag shame, we were just a handful of people. I have many photos of us lol We were both much younger. I think that was also before he started with his collection of woman and many children…
I heard Steve on 5fm the other morning, and I was really struck by what a nice sense of humour he has.
June 23, 2009 at 10:09 am
I think his concerts are always great. I might not always agree with his choices in life but that really doesn’t have anything to do with me. He is a GREAT performer.
June 23, 2009 at 10:15 am
That sounds like such fun. Bet the boys were thrilled!! My boys were when they got pics and autographs from the Parlotones 🙂
June 23, 2009 at 11:02 am
Oh that’s so very special!
June 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Wow, the concert and pictures are way cool. Sorry about Tommie’s friend.
June 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm
June 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Sorry about Tommy’s friend 😦
I do love the pics though! Glad you guys had a good time at the concert!
June 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm
Ah, those are sweet pics. So sorry to hear of Tommie’s friend.
June 25, 2009 at 12:13 am
Such a lovely thing to do! Love the pics.
June 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm
They look so chuffed!
June 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm
Ahh…sigh..Steve Hofmeyer…laughing at the memories…(south african ones). Just wanna say I love your pics..gorgeous family – you are amazing…so happy and healthy and stunning. Keep up the good work! Hugs from Ireland. Debs
June 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm