I have been fortunate enough to grow up in the greatest fifty years of music. I have written numerous blogs about music moving me personally. Many of my greatest life memories included music. This week I was lucky enough to score some tickets to the Guns and Roses concert in Lincoln, Nebraska. We had an amazing family night.
Who doesn’t have fun at a concert?
During the show I found myself so focused on watching Slash that it felt trance like. Guns and Roses is one of my favorite bands, but Slash’s talent level was obvious. I begin to recognize the feeling within my soul. I have had it before. Jimi Hendrix is known as one of the greatest guitarists of all times. Eric Clapton is a great guitarist, and Prince, rest in peace, was probably the best of our generation, but as I caught myself focusing on the brilliance of Slash, I realized I was in the presence of greatness. He is simply amazing.
The speed and accuracy of his play is better than any guitarist I have ever seen. We all long to be seen this way. We all long to be great at something, but what most of us don’t see is the years and decades of practice and pain that it takes to obtain greatness. Most of us never find that greatness in life, and we are in awe when we see it. I felt this same way the first time I watched Lebron James play basketball.
I want to personally thank you Slash for achieving this level of greatness, and giving me and my family a night we will never forget!
In the Presence of Greatness!