Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Revealing Your Inner Geek

If you want to see what a normally reserved and controlled individual looks like when transforming into a stuttering geek then you need to travel back in time a few hours and stand next to me just after church service. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of my favorite bands, Esterlyn, was performing the worship portion of tonight's bible study. They used to be a band called Grand Prize and we saw them at a music festival a few years ago. They are a solid group of guys that have their minds set on Jesus and use their music to glorify Him and not themselves.

So I'm standing at their table afterward and get my turn to shake the lead singer's hand and suddenly I'm not at all witty or smooth. "I, uh, really love your music. And I think you guys are great. Um, good luck on the new album. Or CD, I mean..."

Painful.

2 comments:

michael said...

Not all that unusual, and completely unpredictible.
My odd life has let me meet a lot of celebrities from the time I was a kid, so I was always pretty calm about the whole thing.
So about 30 years ago after a lecture I get to shake hands and chat with Vincent Price, and nothing comes out. Not a word.
Never mind that I had no problem asking him a question during the Q&A earlier.
He just smiled, and moved on to the next person.

Scriptorius Rex said...

My only other brush with celebrity was when I walked past Ice T in the Oakland airport.