I’m a Fan Friday: Twenty-One for 2021 – #11

Bristol Borough, PA November 2020

My mother hates crowds. Hates them.

I, strangely enough, kind of love them.

I know that sounds weird, coming from a pretty big introvert like myself, but I can easily get lost in a crowd and not be mad about it.

In June 2011, a job I loved and thought I would retire from came to an end. The East Brunswick School Board couldn’t pass the budget, so my non-tenured can got kicked to the curb.

Losing that job really stung.

My best friend of over thirty years knew I was down and got a hold of two tickets to see the Dave Matthews Band in Atlantic City on the 26th.

It was one of the best experiences of my life.

I got lost in the music and the common love for it with 45, 000 other seekers. I’ve never felt more at one with such a crowd in my life.

This video is footage of that very concert!

I go to it to remember I have friends that love the hell out of me.

I go to it to remember that I am, indeed, deserving of so much more than being a line item on a budget sheet.

So are you!

Author: Scott Langdon

Scott Langdon is an actor, writer, and photographer living just outside of Philadelphia in Bristol, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Watson. He can be seen on stages throughout the professional Philadelphia theater community or writing in one of his many favorite local shops in his beloved "Borough", where the only way they could get rid of him was to tell him there was a pandemic. He has a hard time knowing when he's not wanted.

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