What is one of your favorite stories that you tell over and over?
My favorite story, which could have been a complete and total disaster, is the time our band, Front Porch Jam, played On the Waterfront in Rockford. I decided I needed to relieve myself before going on stage, just in case. There was a port-a-potty at the back of the stage and so I went inside and did my business.
As you know, port-a-potties are not very comfortable and actually, quite a tight fit. I arranged myself as well as I could. Walking out of the potty and starting up the steps to the stage, a lady that had been waiting for the potty stopped me and told me that the skirt of my dress was in my underwear. Talk about wanting to die just before you are really going to live.
I am so thankful to that woman, whoever she was, for having the courage to tell a stranger that they were going to make an ass of themselves in front of hundred of people. There are some women out there who would find humor in someone else’s catastrophe.
Peace be with you.