Educational vs Intellectual - Part 3

In 2008 I networked my way in to meeting Restless Heart and their sound engineer. I said to the sound engineer would you teach me what you know? I would work for free. I just want to learn how to do what it is you do and understand tour management. He said yes with one condition. He told me to be at the very next gig they played. I agreed not even knowing where that was. Turns out they were playing in Dallas about two days later. They were not playing until eight or nine that night but I got there at noon because I knew they would have to set up and do soundcheck and so forth. I went to the back of the venue and talked my way in and found my friend Bruce and boy did he look stunned. I said, Bruce I'm here. You told me to be at the very next gig y'all played and here I am. He told me that throughout the years he has gotten hundreds of requests just like mine and he would always tell them the same thing; just be at the next gig we are playing. As you can imagine no one ever showed up but me. He took me under his wing and I went all over the country with him and Restless Heart. I did not know how to hook up amplifiers or microphones or mixers or lights or lights or any of that type of stuff, yet I applied myself. I made myself little cheat sheets. I would practice in my mind while we were driving to the next location or airport. Finally I got so good at it he would just let me do it by myself. It was something I wanted to do, something I wanted to learn, and something I was genuinely interested in. Don't take me wrong it was very very difficult. I made a lot of mistakes and he was very patient with me. It was like a puzzle in my mind that started coming together and once a few pieces started snapping into place it became easier and easier. Still you ask what does this have to do with spelling and grammar? I will tell you in Part 4. Coming SOON.......