Sunday, April 04, 2010

Late Night at the Old Tavern

Only those who lasted beyond midnight at our wedding reception were witnesses to an unexpected special treat: a surprise performance by Anders Parker. Unbeknownst to the bride and groom, the groundwork was being laid for the late night one song show since earlier in the day, when my good friend Afshin—who was doubling as our wedding ceremony piano player and reception MC/DJ—heard him playing "Feel the Same" on the Old Tavern's house piano.

That song happened to be included on the wedding mix that we made for our guests, so Anders was successfully convinced that it would only seem appropriate for him to perform the song just after we were required to turn the reception music off. Personally, I really enjoyed the story he told as an introduction, where he reminisced about his Town of LaGrange Little League days and his childhood impression of how intense my father and I were about baseball.

Anders Parker
Anders' performance, of course, fully lived up to our expectations. He claimed to not completely remember how to play the song, but this didn't seem to be a problem as he improvised an intimately reworked version. Suffice it to say, Anders earned a few new fans that night. But, it was those who already were his fans who were most pleased, particularly me and KJ. We both agreed that this moment perfectly closed out a perfect day and a fantastic weekend that was all we had hoped for and more.

1 comment:

  1. I agree absolutely! A very special moment and the perfect ending to fabulous weekend!