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Are We Related?

Written by Adam Thurman

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

I’m not going to lie, the day before, even hours before, I really didn’t understand what I had gotten my wife and I into when we agreed to have John Martin come to our home as part of his Old School Party in the Living Room Tour. We had invited a few friends over and the snacks were ready to go but we weren’t quite sure how this was going to work. It was kind of like going on your first date with a girl you met at some distant cousins wedding, excited for it to start but hoping that you weren’t somehow related.

When John and Glenda arrived they were nothing but smiles.  They quickly greeted everyone and started talking with everyone as if we were all old friends. Glenda took over the room with her upbeat personality as John was getting set up. It felt like we were just hanging out with some friends eating snacks and getting to know each other.  Once John started singing there was a slight change in the room but only to the point that the smiles were bigger.  The playful banter between John and Glenda made our small group laugh and feel their love as their story was told through songs that he wrote while inspired by her.  At times we were asked to sing along and John even asked one of our friends who played to share one of his own songs.  When John started playing “Old School Party in the Living Room” my 2 boys came running down the stairs and started dancing all over to the fun upbeat song. My favorite song was easily “Girls are Beautiful”.  I can’t wait for its release on iTunes so that I can put that in my everyday mix.  As we finished things up there wasn’t a single person that wanted it to end but their road to Boise was a long one and it was late.

Since me and my wife have been married we have had some great times together, but the night of our Old School Party in the Living Room is easily one of our most memorable. We can’t wait to do it again!

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