I was at the unplugged show in Portland, ME in 1997 (one of his boots for sale). I got there about 1/2 hour early, and noone was there, so I got to get front and center! There were a bunch of other bands playing that day (Suzanna Hoffs, Jamie Walters, and a couple others I didn't know). The stage was set up in the middle of an intersection (with street light above, and everything!), as this was the main entertainment for a yearly shindig called the Old Port Festival. Anyway, I was able to get behind the stage before things began and saw all the guys back there (except for Fitz, who was not in attendence). I yelled over to Jack that he was the man, and he pointed back to me, then I asked Jeff, "Where's Gary Moon?", to which he responded, "Gary Moon doesn't work here anymore". LOL! Then, Kelly came over and talked to me, my fiance, and another guy that was there for about 20 minutes. He was very cool, and I was awestruck, as you can imagine. So, the show starts, and they only played about 6 or 7 songs, but it was really cool, hearing the unplugged thing. The last song was DTMYLM, which they explained they had never done acoustically before. Anyway, Jack gets done his schpeel, and I think they are ready to begin, but there's Brad, sitting with his hands in position on his six string, but he's looking up to the sky, and isn't playing anything. This goes on for about 20 seconds or so, then he says, "I had to wait for the light to turn green!" and begins playing. I know most of their lines are scripted and they say them every night at every show, but this one had to be adlib, and I thought it was very funny!

- David Peterson