Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A First Meeting
The knock on the door finally came. The initial greeting was a blur, and I was more relieved than anything - nothing had been misrepresented, and whatever happened, it wasn't going to be a disaster.
There was some friendly small talk, and then we were both ready to get down to business. We fell into a nice easy rhythm right away, and I smiled to myself at how well everything was going - it was everything you hope for, and don't dare expect. We smiled at each other, and I got some nice compliments, which I returned.
That feeling of connection never gets old or stale - it's a great feeling every single time. And finding it with someone new is always a rush.
We went for more than two hours without a break, and then decided we'd better call it a night. Before saying goodbye, we'd already made plans for a next time. Who knows how things will develop, but it was a very exciting first meeting.
This is the completely true story of a Craigslist encounter that happened last weekend - from the "Musicians Classified" section. I'm looking for jam partners, or even a band to join. And it occurred to me how similar the whole screening/meeting process sounded to many stories I've read here in blogland, so I thought I'd have a little fun telling the tale. :-)