It's incredible to think that one month ago - give or take some days - everyone reading this gathered together at Le Poisson Rouge to watch a show, or forgot to come, or tried to sell their tickets and had their names removed.
Today, one month later, I was able to send Chris and Barbara a wire for $49,513.80. The amazing thing is, that's not even all the money. There's a bit more too that just needs to be approved by boards and staffs and computer programs before I can get it into my bank account and send it over. So, I can confidently say we're going to break the $50,000 level. Jerry Lewis is so sucking me off right now!
I have never fully put together a thank you list, mostly because I feel like doing one will inevitably leave someone out, and I feel like I want to thank each and every person who contributed to that night. My personal experience - running back and forth between backstage, upstairs to the ticket line and through the audience - was something akin to what taking Saliva must be like - except it was even better because everyone had seemed to exchange their drugs for hugs!
For the scores of people who have clicked on shaky and furtive YouTube videos of the event, you can take pride in knowing that you were able to actually see the performers, understand the lyrics and hear the music. Lucky you!
If you are interested in learning updates on Chris, including of the minute news on the pure gold paperweight he plans on purchasing with the money we're sending over, you can read fellow show goer Roy Martyn's blog here: http://www.chrisknox.co.nz/Blog/
Thanks everyone. I hope we meet again in the red fish of our dreams....
-ba da ben