That was kind of dull, but I guess that was the point. Good finish, though.
I thought it was lovely. There is something about our "Idols" (not the reality show kind) that allows us to maintain our child-like wonder. I think this story speaks to that in a really cute way.
I really liked it. I fear if I ever got a chance to meet Billy Joel, I'd just be reduced to gibberish. He did well.
Loved it. I've been to many Billy Joel concerts and got to shake his hand after one of them (courtesy of a friend who knew Billy's drummer), but my favorite by far were the two "Q&A and a little music" things I got to attend. I'm a Long Island Girl who shares Billy Joel's birthday, so I completely understand where Teplitz is coming from, and I share his joy and appreciation. Thanks for posting this!
I hope Billy saw the article! It's a sweet story.
Thanks for pointing us to this. Very enjoyable. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to briefly meet Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees. I was part of the second wave of Monkees fans in the late 80s/early 90s and I can tell you I wouldn't have survived teenage-hood without them. In the late 90s I had an opportunity to meet Peter and Micky and was faced with what do you possibly say? These people have heard all this from so many people already and really, no words you can come up with would possibly do it justice anyway, especially in the few moments you're given. When it was my turn I hugged them and said "I love you". Peter said "thank you" very sincerely and Micky just hugged me tighter. People have asked me if I was disappointed they didn't say they loved me back but that would have been fake and ruined it. Their responses were perfect. *sigh*