The overall answer is, "Spending time with my friends." Truly. Not only do I get to spend serious quality time with my Bestie, Jim (who lives in Minnesota so we don't get to spend much time together), I get to see literally over a hundred people that I know. Actually, it's probably more than a hundred. I also get to spend time with my favorite band, Jimmy and the Parrots. Love those guys and the gals that travel with them!
But, there's always one event during each convention that stands out as a "favorite". This time, it was Mac McAnally's solo show at the Casa Marina.
If you have the remotest chance to see Mac solo or with a small group, take it! Not only is he a supremely talented musician (seven time winner of the CMA Musician of the Year Award gives him some serious street cred), he's also the humblest and funniest guy on stage. I can't help but compare him to Lyle Lovett - they both have that dry, self deprecating humor that you can't help but love and they're great storytellers as well. I'll give Mac the edge on the latter.
|I wonder if he'll play drums next time?|
|My favorite muppet!|
Mac was cool about the auction, too. "Now, I know what it feels like to be a t-shirt".
The entire set was magical and you could see that Mac was enjoying it all as much as we were.
|Yeah, I think it's safe to say he was having fun.|
Thank you, Mac, for a wonderful memory.
**Photos courtesy of Ron Horne who does a fantastic job of capturing the moments at MOTM.