4 hours later, Greg signed off. It's just amazing how many people participated and how long we were all on there.
As expected, Greg talked a lot about his upcoming tour (and I'm relieved that he plans to play Boston too, just in case CT sells out before I have the bucks to buy tickets) but he also announced that his autobiography will finally be published this winter. Before the tour. He just kept saying to watch for announcements about his book, no title yet. But the tour will be called the "Songs of a Lifetime" tour and he'll tell stories from his life and take questions from the audience. And he's not just hitting the states. It's a world tour. No band, just him and his guitar up there. He'll follow his life story song by song.
Through the whole thing I was wondering what it must be like to be him. People asked a lot of personal questions. He was diplomatic as can be and only got pissy once- at a ridiculous request. Under the circumstances and for that length of time in dealing with us fans, I was impressed. It was 9 p.m. GMT when it started and after 1 a.m. when he bowed out. He's 64. He's had 47 years of dealing with fans. I can't imagine. Everyone wants a piece of you, everyone wants special attention or information. People know so much about your life and you don't know any of them at all. Something like that chat makes it easier to see why the famous may lose their way in life. When everyone tries to take a slice of you, what do you have left?
Reminds me of the infamous Judy scene:
It's a miracle any of them have any sanity left.
So I have a new appreciation for him. It can't be easy to live his life. But it was terrific and a thrill, and Eileen and all did a great job giving us an early Christmas present. I can't wait to see him next year.