You're probably right. I remember at the concert several people came up to mom before the show and starting asking her questions about her interests in Leonard and saying things like "how nice to see a mom trying to sharing her music interests with her son", assuming she drug me to the show and not the other way around. I know they were surprised when she said she really didn't know anything about him or his music and that it was me that forced her into going to the show. As for what they actually said afterward to her I don't know because I tried to get away a fast as I could when I saw anyone talking to her. Nothing is more embarassing to a 13 year old than to have to stand there while his mother and strangers make a fuss over him saying "how mature he is for his age to like Leonard" and things like that. After the first encounter that night I tried to stay as far away from mom when she was talking to people as possible. I tried to wander around in the hopes of finding someone my own age to hang out with but everyone else I saw looked to be much older. I know I saw a few people that were probably in their early 20's and out on a date but everyone else looked to be at least 30+. I'm probably wrong, but, I think my young age may have been spotted by Leonard and/or the band during the show and they sent someone to investigate. That is at least according to my moms account of the night anyway. We were sitting about 15 rows from the front of the stage and I was in the last seat at the end of the row. I remember during Leonard's solo set the guitar player, Bob Metzger, misteriously came out from around the side of the stage and started walking up the row towards the back of the theater all the time staring at me. When he got about 2 rows from us he stopped looked at us for a moment like he was thinking of something to say and then turned around and went back up the row and disappered behind the stage again. I'm sure he was probably only going to get a beer or something like that during the break and changed his mind. But mom noticed him staring and, being a mother, got it in her head that he must have came out to look at her special boy that came to see the show. I think she spent almost the whole ride home that night talking about it. Now that I think of it, I wonder what my mom enjoyed more that night? Was it the concert or all the attention she got for being there with me? Something for us to talk about the next time we have dinner together. I have a lot of stories I could tell about what it was like being a kid who likes Leonard. Any publishers out there interested in a book deal let me know and I'll get working on a first draft, LOL!!!
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