In case you don't already know, I'm a music lover. While I might be on the picky side when choosing what to jam in my earholes on the iPod, I will go to pretty much any live show available. (Why yes, I did buy tickets to the NKOTB/Boys II Men "THE PACKAGE" tour.) There's just something inspiring about seeing an artist truly feel his/her art. So obviously, being the live music capital of the world, Austin welcomed me with open arms. Even though Kerry's cat, Buckley, did not. (He loved me by the time I left.)
This brings us to the Peterson Brothers. They are 16 and 14 and freaking adorable. At that age, I was just trying to stop confusing the gas pedal with the brake. But these guys, these guys are making music well beyond their years, every night.
As the jar went around for TIPS, I noticed people get all shifty the way people often do in these situations. What situations you ask? Well, the situations where someone is entertaining you for FREE, as in ZERO dollars, and then when they gently remind you that they work for tips, it's suddenly time for everyone to get to that thing they don't wanna be late for. I'll usually drop a five into whatever receptacle is going around, but this time, I thought of the resolution. I thought of the joy these boys were bringing to me and every other person sitting in that room. And I dropped $20 into the bucket. Kerry did the same. Sure, we're not changing the world, but hopefully that $40 was a nice surprise in a pile of smelly one dollar bills.
Man, being randomly nice kicks ass. We felt so good, we went and spent another $20 on margaritas for ourselves. And then caught this live show back at Kerry's apartment. We did not tip her $40.
Have you done your good deed yet?
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