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LA Con Jam session.
I’m not sure that I can do justice to the total awesomeness that was the Jensen and Jason jam session. Although every note played and sung is etched in my heart and mind, I just don’t have the words to describe the amazing feeling of being there. To feel the waves of emotion flowing from Jensen out to all of us was so uplifting. The fear, at first, then the gradual lessening of it as our total acceptance, flubs and all, washed through him. His realisation that we were all laughing with him, not at him, as I think he may have feared. As he relaxed, he quite obviously began to enjoy the whole thing so much more. By the time we were told that time was up, I think Jensen was almost as disappointed as we were that it was all over.
This is all going to be pretty random. My brain is still half dead from lack of sleep and the overwhelming number of amazing things that happened, not just in the jam session, but for the whole Con!
First off, I was not originally going to go, as we had missed out on getting tickets at the auction. I insisted that if Moondropz couldn’t go, then I couldn’t go either. My friends on Twitter kept telling me to go, but it was my darling Moondropz who finally convinced me to go if I could afford to. I wrestled with my conscience until Saturday before finally breaking down and buying just one ticket. I felt so bad not taking her with me.
When Moondropz wheeled me down to the room, most people were already inside. What can I say? Lack of sleep and excessive giggling can do that to a person. I had also forgotten to take my pain meds. I picked out my ‘lucky dip’ number. Crap!!! 28! There’s just a slight problem. I am at the front of the room, my chair is at the back. Why is this a problem? Coz I’m in a wheelchair and all the chairs are hooked up together right across the room. So, exit Puppy in wheelchair, pushed by kind Creation lady. We do a quick zip around to the back door and after some rearranging of furniture my wheelchair is rolled to where my seat had been. Adam from Creation is kind enough to get me some water to take my meds. At which point my foot decides to start cramping, damn it!!! The meds usually take like an hour to work. Damn you foot, you are not stopping me from seeing the jam session!!! Thankfully, once Jensen and Jason entered the room, I was so mesmerised that I no longer even noticed it and don’t even know when the cramping stopped.
Now the randomness starts as I write down each thing popping into my head. First off, Jensen was so nervous, poor guy! He should know by now that we love every little thing he does! I swear to God, he has the voice of an angel (and no, not a dick with wings). He put so much of himself into every note he sang and played. I called out at the start when he admitted to being extremely nervous, that I could give him a Xanax. LOL, he did the funniest impression of himself trying to sing after taking a Xanax! I think the laughter helped him settle a little, at least I hope it did.
The look of almost terror on his face when he made his first ‘flub’ broke my heart. That look quickly turned to one of almost wonder, when he realised we were all supporting him and had no intention of embarrassing him about it. He relaxed even more when Jason flubbed. LOL. He actually got to the point where he was comfortable enough to just keep playing until he got back to the right spot to start a verse again and even stopped and restarted a little.
Big thanks to Clif for getting them to play an impromptu rendition of Sweet Home Alabama, which was mind blowing, as it’s a favourite of mine (one of the few songs I love that isn’t by Disturbed). When Jensen sang halleluiah my breath caught in my throat and I just stared in wonder at this amazing man!!! I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one holding their breath for fear of interrupting his beautiful voice.
Some fun stuff. Jensen’s look of utter panic when he realised Jason was putting his guitar down. Jason’s excuse? He wanted to play the bongos. A funny story ensued regarding the big African drums played by Traci and friends. Jason mimicked his reaction of slowly hiding his little bongos behind him. So funny!!! Jensen telling us how he learned to play guitar on his father’s guitar and how touched he was when his father gave it to him when he left home. His story of how his music progressed in proportion to how many girls he thought he could get playing various styles had us all in stitches!
His speech at the end was so heartfelt. He tried to explain to us just how much we, the fans, meant to him. That for all the love we have for him, he has just as much, if not more, for all of us.
Okay, I think I’m going to finish here. I managed not to blubber like an idiot at the jam session and I don’t want to start now. All I can say is my love for this awesome, talented man is even more overwhelming than ever. I didn’t think it was possible, but he has proved me wrong, yet again. I also noticed as I was leaving that the pain meds had indeed worked.
Incoherent or not, I think that's the best I can do at this point in time.

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missyjack From: missyjack Date: February 17th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It sounds like such an incredible experience! Thanks for sharing.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
it was indeed an incredible experience. glad i was able to share even a little of the awesomeness that is Jensen.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, such a great words. I'm so happy that you got such a wonderful experience with Jensen. Thats one of many reasons I love hi.
Thank you very much.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
thank you. wasn't sure i could capture the magic. guess i must have got some of it. awww, as far as i'm concerned, all he has to do is be Jensen for me to love him. you're welcome.
From: rabmd1 Date: February 17th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was there, too, and you are right.....there is no way to describe what it was like to be there. It was just unbelievable. I do wonder, though, do you think Jensen really realized that we didn't care about his flubs? Poor baby was so nervous, I hope he knows that we all think he did awesome. Thanks for sharing this:)
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
he would have to be an utter moron to not realise the flubs meant nothing! as he is such a sweet, intelligent guy i'm pretty sure he picked up on that. i'm pretty sure Jason has been passing on some of the comments people have been making, so yeah, he knows we think he did an awesome job!
moondropz From: moondropz Date: February 17th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's just as I thought. :)))
I am glad you decided to go after all! You had an amazing time!
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
he was so sweet!!! i wanted to huggle him when he was so scared.
i'm glad too, but i still feel bad for leaving you behind.
lausbub0402 From: lausbub0402 Date: February 17th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings of this unique experience with us!
Of course I wish I would have been there myself but it's posts like yours that let me be part of it nevertheless.
I'm glad you and moondropz had such a great time at the con.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
no problem. i wasn't so sure i could capture the magic, but i guess i snagged a little of it.
moondropz and i had an awesome time!!! LMAO, even if we got hardly any sleep.
timey_wimey_kid From: timey_wimey_kid Date: February 17th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh god, second report on this and I'm weeping again. I remember how we all sobbed and clung to each other at Jus in Bello and that was just ONE song. I cannot imagine what an emotional wreck one can turn into after listening to this for over an hour. And he was also blushing and apologizing that he's not done this for a while and that he might screw up... He should know by now that we're like his huge extended family and will always support what he does.

You're all so lucky to have been there. <3 I would totally pay all the money I could to hear Jensen sing Hallelujah.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
uh oh,sowwy about that! i keep making people cry. without even trying.
so imagine all that for over an hour and then add in my cramping foot and the constant pain in my knee. it was still worth it. the whole con was worth it, but just the jam session made up for every moment of pain and my new collection of bruises and bumps to add to the one's i had before i left home.
peepingdru From: peepingdru Date: February 17th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
How Beautiful...u got me blubbering:)
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
damn, is that a good thing or a bad thing??? i seem to be doing that to everyone at the moment!!!
risenshine22 From: risenshine22 Date: February 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! Thank you so much for sharing. Just imagining Halleluja with Jensen's voice and reading about his love for his fans makes my eyes misty.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
no problem. glad i was able to catch a little of the magic for you. damn, i seem to be having that effect on people lately!
From: the_dean_team Date: February 18th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you listened to us & got to experience a once in a lifetime event!! Reading you you felt, just makes me so happy inside... tears of joy & happiness. Thanks for sharing (((HUGS)))
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
i am too, although i still feel bad i couldn't take moondropz with me. awwww, thanks! alweays happy to share with you, mate!!!
dragonlit From: dragonlit Date: February 18th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful report. Thank you so much for sharing your experience of it. I have read three others and all of them expressed how amazing Jensen was, how he put his heart out there with his music. What a blessing that you got to experience that. He is an amazing man! Thank you again.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 18th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
always happy to share with fellow fans. i wish you all could have been there, but then it wouldn't have been the same. LMAO, plus poor Jensen probably would have died from nervousness! and we certainly wouldn't want that!!! you're most welcome.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi sick puppy. I was at the jam session too and you were sitting next to me. No I wasn't the lady who was crying and moved because she didn't like her seat, I was the one next to you after she moved.
Your description of the jam session was beautiful and right on the money. It was the most amazing experience. I don't know if you noticed but several woman had tears rolling down their faces during various songs that meant a lot to them. I had a lump in my throat. The man has the voice of an angel. This was the chance of a lifetime and I am so glad I did it! I have never met a more beautiful man, inside and out.
tobyanca From: tobyanca Date: February 19th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, I didn't realize I wasn't logged in. I didn't mean to leave an anonymous post. That last comment was me:)
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 19th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
not a problem. logged in or anonymous, everyone is welcome at puppy's journal. most of my blog is public, very little if flocked.
good to hear from you. i felt it unnecessary to mention her. it was Jensen we went there to see, hear and support. whatever problems she had, they were exactly that, HER problems.
thank you. i wasn't sure how much of the magic i could capture. LOL, i must admit, i didn't notice much other than Jensen and Jason.......mkay, mostly Jensen. some of my twitter friends were there and they have told me they were crying and were not the only one's. not me, i didn't want to miss a single precious moment by having it blurred with tears. that, plus i hate crying, but that's just me.
i'd be happy to friend, if you want to.
winsangel From: winsangel Date: February 19th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jam Session

I was there too...and wasn't it the most amazing time? Jensen was so genuine, just like I knew he would be. He's never pretentious, just humble and grateful to be adored by so many people.

I was the first to stand up in the back row because I had heads directly in front of me, and I'm the one who blurted out "we love the flubs". I loved it when you said "I've got Xanax!" If he hadn't had that whiskey to sip on he may have taken you up on that!

I was there with my friend tobyanca - she and I kept glancing at each other throughout, trying to absorb exactly what we were witnessing, and it was like a dream come true for all of us in that room. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

erikaaoi From: erikaaoi Date: February 19th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Jam Session

Thank you so much for sharing this with us! It means so much to those of us who may never make it to a con to hear proof that Jensen (and Jared) is really the amazing person we all imagine him to be. Thanks, tobyanca, for sending me this way!
hezio2 From: hezio2 Date: February 25th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow so amazing. Just when I think the guy can't get any better....
I am jealous oh so very jealous but I am so thankful you shared this with us.
I guess I don't have to be that jealous ;0
I would most likely have fainted if I'd been there anyway.
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 26th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
what can i say? the man astounds me again and again.
LOL, i think there are a lot of jealous people out there. a lot of them wouldn't have paid that much to see Jensen sing. i just wish i could have taken Moondropz with me!
nope, no fainting, but a lot of tears oe so i'm told. i was too busy watching Jensen to notice. :-)
2sexyboys From: 2sexyboys Date: February 25th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful and giddy making review Thank you
a_sick_puppy From: a_sick_puppy Date: February 26th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
glad you enjoyed it. i wasn't sure if i could capture the magic, but i guess i got some of it. always happy to share.
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