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Old 08-03-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default Borderstone : 10 Years As A Lightfoot Fan

Hey all! Borderstone coming to you on a Tuesday night. I'm on a borrowed PC at the moment,that's why I'm posting at night (10:25pm) AZ time.

I'm stopping in because this Sunday will officially mark my being a Gordon lightfoot fan for a decade!

I've told this story a few times when others have asked "How or when did you become a fan?" to all of us here. As a few of you know it was Aug. 7th on a Tuesday,2001 that I paid off my layaway on my "Songbook" purchase.

At the time,I really knew little about his music. Just the hits and few other songs and the only albums I had were IYCRMM,Sundown,COTS,S. Dream and Endless Wire,plus GG1. Sorry to say,I listened to them very little. I no longer recall why,just younger I guess. As I've also said,I heard the song "Sundown" at age 6 on Erie,PA Radio station WCCK in 1974.

When I took the Box Set home,I said to myself,"This better be worth $60.00",because that was a lot for me then. Also as some of you know,it was worth it. Nearly every song I was like,"WOW!l"

It was the more serious stuff and some later songs that threw me a bit. The 60s & 70s & early 80s naturally,hit me emotionally. Funny that after that epiphany,it took over a year and half before I found this site and all of you.

Since then,I've gotten all the albums,seen his show 4 times and met with him after 4 times. The first meet was "Whoa! It's really him".

Second was the pictures & autographs in 2007. Third and 4th,the first time I flew in a plane in Oct. 2008 for the Aguora Hills & San Diego shows. Brought to me by the good ladies of Corfid.

Of course the good side had to go with the sad but that's only natural,but I wont go into those things. Anyhow,hard to believe it's been 10 years. My 10th for this site isn't until Feb. of 2013 (or maybe Dec. 2012 when I was just a "peeper").

To Gordon and his fellow musicians who made the great albums and put on the great shows and to all of you. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Borderstone : 10 Years As A Lightfoot Fan

Grettings from tucson! I, too, am still awake. Congrats on your 10 years as a fan. I became a fan at 12 years of age, back in 1971. We had just moved and in my lonliness i found my mom's 1st gordon lightfoot album and listened to it for company. Gord has been my companion ever since. I first saw gord when i was in college and have attended many concerts since. i am sure i attended your first concert, as a matter of fact! Enjoy this anniversary of yours. I am glad you took a risk on the box set. It is indeed worth every penny you spent!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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Congrats, Borderstone! I recall you always had a keen memory for dates and remembered key dates and times in your life. You would always visit the library to read this site and post. I remember being a fan of IYCRMM when it was a hit in 1970 and then buying the SSOL LP the next year. You weren't around for it but it was great from 1971 to 1977 knowing a new album would be out every 9-10 months or so. Then I got bummed out by the gap in releases between EW and DSR. Still, there was a new album in '82 and '83....those were fun times when Gord was prolific.
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