This one's for you. Yep, you, former high school student, who created photo-inspired artwork in your spare time because you just so happened to love the music of a certain then-emerging a cappella quartet...
And it's also for you, the super friendly couple who stopped us last Tuesday in the middle of Main St. downtown Manchester and said, "Red No. 5!!! Are you singing tonight?!? We bought your c.d. last year and we listen to it all the time!" *yay!*
And for you, too, awesome 4th-grade boy, who ran into us eating breakfast at an outdoor cafe in Cape Cod and asked "Are you The Red Five?" And when we were done picking our jaws up off the sidewalk because you remembered us performing at your summer camp the year before, we happily sang your personal request of "Crayola" under the Hyannis-blue sky.
Every year around this time, we shed our caterpillar exoskeletons and emerge from the winter cocoon. We emerge ready with our love for music, our love of friendship, and our love of sharing our passion with those around us. Thanks to our Red No. Fans for always being awesome, and always reminding us why we do what we do. This one's for all of you.
*artwork by Jesse Alson