I'm guessing it's mid-90's and that's me, Nick Vedros, Don Sloan and Patty Vedros. If I remember right our buddy, Eric Marshall was just across the aisle. But it's more than just a fun night out in New York...there are some serious lessons here.
First, if you do anything with Nick Vedros recognize that he NEVER does anything halfway. Just like his images, you can expect a unique level of quality in everything he does. Second, if you're going to see the BlueMan Group then do it right. Again, it's a "Vedrosism". We were in the third row - right up front in the plastic pancho seats. You miss half the fun if you go to one of their shows and you're in the back.
And the last lesson here is a big one - take the time, no matter how busy you might be, to make a few memories with friends. I called Nick this morning to let him know I was sharing this classic from our past and nothing beats catching up. We went right back to that night twenty years ago and then worked our way forward right up to what's going on now.
One more footnote indirectly tied to Throwback Thursday. One of the really great things about solid friendships is being excited when a friend gets some well-deserved recognition. In our conversation this morning Nick told me about one of his exhibits, Faces of Change. It was recognized by American Photo as one of the top ten best photographic exhibits this winter. This wraps up one more lesson, the fun of the pride I feel for knowing he's a buddy! Here's the link to the American Photo story. It's well worth checking out.
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