So fellow travelers, being aware it’s easy to pass off yesterday’s ardent post about my week with Switchfoot as the spellbound babble of a star struck fan I wanted to follow up
because these exceptional musicians are such genuinely accessible humans they allow us to feel more like family than fans.
Drew Shirley gets some Millie Grace time with her parents.
Photo Courtesy Switchfoot Getaway 2019 ©
Take for example the day on the itinerary which I most look forward to which, it may surprise you to know, is not necessarily one of the musical performances the band graciously shares with us throughout the week
My front center view for the sunset concert cruise
nor is it the outstanding fun and excitement of the beach day where the guys hang out with us decorating souvenir magnets, building sand castles and surfing right alongside beginners as they navigate the waves~
or the tour when they invite us as small groups into the sacred space of their private recording studio and each member takes time to share their creative process, answer our questions and let us experience the joy of recording a little chorus, which they will mix into a song and then send us to download as a keepsake~
all these bring waves and waves of joy which will carry me through the challenges of the space