I WAS IN A TRANCE IN BRISBANE

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Welcome to MoRobinBarrystories.com! Please join me on twitter @morobinbarry. This blog is for Bee Gee fans everywhere who would like to share a story of joy, fun, love or inspiration for Barry, Robin or Maurice Gibb. (Andy is not forgotten and is included at times). If you’d like to share a story, please email it to me at morobinbarrystories@gmail.com. Stories will be posted weekly, some from my collected tales and some new ones as they come in. Others I will save for my book, which is in progress.

January 31, 2013

With all the excitement about U.S.  concert tickets going on sale, I decided to post a story from a great guy “down under” who wrote to me about his experience with Barry when the Mythology tour started in Australia a year ago. It’s short and poignant and it’s going in my book, but I thought it right to share it now with everyone.

ADAM

Brisbane, Australia

Hey, Anne, when Barry Gibb was here in Bristbane, Australia, one of his band members was at a local club which I perform music at. The manager of the club knew I loved Barry Gibb and texted my phone and told me the band member was there. So I eagerly turned up to the club, met his band guy and got chatting about music. He eventually told me that the band meets outside of the hotel at 3 p.m. the next day to go to sound check. Without trying to be a stalker, I’m sitting on one of the couches in the lobby of the hotel the next day at 3 p.m. Then Barry walks out of the elevator. I walked up to him (he had two other people with him and no one else was around). I said, “Excuse me, Barry. Sorry to bother you, but I’ve written hundreds of songs thanks to you.” He smiled….looked in my eyes, and I was….I can’t explain it….in a trance. There has not been a day where I haven’t thought of the influence he and Paul McCartney have put on me. It was incredible. I’m 40 next month and I wanted or was on the verge of crying. It was a feeling I’ve never had before. Attached is a piano piece I wrote (even though I’m a rock/ballad songwriter). Please feel free to use my story. I think about it every day. I was staring into space after meeting him (not like a fanatical teenager) but with “SO” much emotion. Talk to you soon. Adam

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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3 Responses to I WAS IN A TRANCE IN BRISBANE

  1. Carolyn Crocker says:

    WOW…………what a wonderful experience. I’d probably faint away and miss everything if I’d been in your position..

  2. Wow that was nice i would love to met Barry Gibb

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