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.