A few weeks ago my sister and I were in concert in Michigan. When we got picked up at the airplane a kiwi guy named Ruben was there as well.
Ruben was friendly but really reserved but I found the secret to a kiwi's heart!! I started saying how beautiful there country and music was and he seemed more friendly. They had to stop briefly and when they got back into the car I played Hayley singing "Pokarekare Ana" "Hine E Hine" and "God Defend New Zealand." He was like in heaven it was so funny!!
We became friends and he gave me a CD of kiwi music before we left and he was at two of our concerts. He kept joking that we should sing, "God Defend New Zealand" and we almost did -- only we didn't know the words!
He took down Hayley's name and said he'd look for "Pure." I just thought it was really cool how music changed things!!
This is a heart-warming little story. I've always found music is a very powerful art form in bringing people together. I hope you told Ruben about the Forum, because he'll probably want to join when he hears "Pure"! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
I really liked your story, Natasha. Yeah, music brings out the happiness in people. I'm glad that you and Crystal were in concert; congratulations!! Keep up the good work.
I also have a similar story I'd like to share. A few years ago my family went to Walt Disney World in Florida. After landing at the airport, we then got a taxi to the hotel. The taxi driver was a lovely British girl. I pointed out her Mancunian (meaning from the city of Manchester) accent to my mother. So we talked about the Manchester Utd. soccer club. Then she had a Charlotte Church CD playing on the car stereo; after which I became a Charl fan.