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dTb Fanatic

Looking back, I don't remember exactly when it was that I made the transition from a Derek Trucks Band fan to a fanatic, but somewhere along the way, it happened. I mean, really, in the last three weeks, I've been to six shows up and down the east coast:

  • December 29, 2004 - Charlotte, NC
  • December 30, 2004 - Atlanta, GA
  • December 31, 2004 - Atlanta, GA
  • January 10, 2005 - Annapolis, MD
  • January 11, 2005 - Annapolis, MD
  • January 20, 2005 - Raleigh, NC

That's right, it's four in the mourning and yarbiedoll and I just rolled back into town from going out to the show in Raleigh. We braved the elements, as it was, and took our chances against the snow and ice, but that pretty much turned into a non-event.

Tonight's show was great. All the shows have been great. I've got a half-written recap of the ones around New Year's sitting on my hard drive waiting to be finished and posted. I want to write about the great benefit concert that tonight's show was. I want to write about all the people I've met at several of the shows, and how many faces I've matched to names that I know from the on-line bulletin boards and mailing lists.

But it's four in the morning. And I'm exhausted. So I'm going to bed.

I hope to resume normal blogging, such as that is, in the next couple of days. Maybe by Sunday I'll be back in the swing of things. I won't have any Derek Trucks Band shows to vie for my attention 'till they swing back to North Carolina in April for a stop in Greensboro.

I wonder how I'll handle the withdrawal.

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eagle243
Jan. 21st, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
What's the difference between a "fan" and a "fanatic"? Isn't "fan" short for "fanatic"?

Or in postmodern American English is there really a difference?

Hmm...

But yeah, you a definitely a DTB roadie... at least for short roads. ;)
drmellow
Jan. 21st, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
While technically fan is short for fanatic, I think that fanatic carries the implication of being more extreme, excessive, or enthusiastic. Additionally, I think that fanatic is much more likely to carry implications of irrationality than fan is, as the word fanaticism does.
theevilhalf
Jan. 21st, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe we should start calling him a 'Trucker'. Hey, the Grateful Dead had Dead Heads so I guess DTB could have 'Truckers'.
eagle243
Jan. 21st, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
I like it!
ambermae
Jan. 21st, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
I know no one had to twist your arm to come see Derek Trucks, but I'd like to personally thank you for coming out and supporting Music Maker last night. I hope you enjoyed our guys for all of their rambling opening sets. It was great to see you both.
drmellow
Jan. 21st, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
It was actually kinda iffy as to whether or not we'd go -- with the ice disaster the day before and threats of it happening again, we weren't exactly very keen to make the drive. And yarbiedoll was still pretty sick -- I think it really was sheer force of desire to se the show that made it so that she was able to make it out for the night.

The past several weeks were lots and lots of fun, but goodness knows it's going to be good to get back into a normal routine again.
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