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"the best flight story ever"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:18 pm
by Russell
Very cute blog post titled "Me, Patty Griffin, and the best flight ever".

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:36 pm
by Rob
Instead of saying anything to Patty ...she let her fly.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:56 pm
by Kelsea
Well played sir. Haha, that’s cute. I honestly don't know how I would have reacted in that situation. Bold move on the pic.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:40 pm
by Little_Kites
Very cute! And they were more courageous than I would have been! Maybe I'm wrong but for some reason I didn't think Patty got recognized that much?? If thats the case, I wonder when she does get recognized does it make it more or less awkward? Or is it not awkward at all and maybe she just goes with the flow sort of..

Nice picture too. But yes very bold indeed!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:00 pm
by Rob
Looking on from the cheap (plane) seats she should have asked for a pic with Patty at the end of the flight. Patty's not exactly disagreeable about things like that. The boldest move would have been to switch seats with her friend and see if anything happened. Small talk is an accepted part of flying and one never knows where it will lead. Although reading about her state of mind, I think she did the absolute correct thing. Just hope she doesn't kick herself down the road.

I was on a cross-country flight back to New York once and struck up a cross-country conversation with the woman sitting next to me. She was the wife of the Yankees' third-string catcher and she was on her way to the city for the World Series. She offered me tickets, but as a Mets fan, I told her I couldn't take them in good faith and that she should save them for a fan who wouldn't root against her husband. :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:09 am
by Arlene
Rob wrote:I was on a cross-country flight back to New York once and struck up a cross-country conversation with the woman sitting next to me. She was the wife of the Yankees' third-string catcher and she was on her way to the city for the World Series. She offered me tickets, but as a Mets fan, I told her I couldn't take them in good faith and that she should save them for a fan who wouldn't root against her husband. :lol:


Ummm-- Rob? If that ever happens to you again, TAKE the tix and offer them to a fan who would root for the Yanks. (You DO still have my phone number and e-mail address, don't you? :wink: )

P.S. I enjoyed that blog post by pattynet.net's newest member. Welcome!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:27 am
by Russell
Arlene wrote:I enjoyed that blog post by pattynet.net's newest member. Welcome!

Yes, welcome Brandy.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:05 pm
by Rob
Arlene wrote:Ummm-- Rob? If that ever happens to you again, TAKE the tix and offer them to a fan who would root for the Yanks. (You DO still have my phone number and e-mail address, don't you? :wink: )

Sadly, counselor, it was before the 2003 World Series and I did not know at the time what a corporate/elitist taste you had in baseball. :wink:

The player, by the way, was Tim McIntosh. I looked him up after my post and then remembered he was a coach or scout at that time for the Yankees, not a player. His career with the Yankees was all of three games and three at-bats in 1996 (hence, third string). Wish I remembered the Steinbrenner stories she told me. They were beauts, I know that. :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:39 pm
by bncampbell
Hello! I am Brandy...of the infamous blog :)

I would just like to say, Patty, as lovely as she is, seems rather shy, and I was trying to grant her privacy. Plus, it was early. She was tired. I was tired. Napping was probably best for all involved.

And I honestly have no regrets. I only made a minimal idiot of myself, and she had a peaceful flight. And I have a great story to tell :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:15 pm
by Turk
Welcome, Brandy.

Really enjoyed your story...and the photo!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:15 am
by marybeth
Welcome aboard Brandy! Thanks for sharing the story with us!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:14 pm
by sfboy
Brandy, you rock :) I know exactly how you feel. I once sat right next to Tracy Chapman at a restaurant (actually, she sat next to me, I was there first ;) ), but I didn't say anything. But if I had been on a fight, 2 seats from Patty, seriously, I would have had to switch seats. There is no way I would have been able to keep quiet and not ask her to sing for me :) So Brandy, I am in awe of your self restraint :)

Kevin

p.s. Patty flies coach...who knew? :)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:54 pm
by Redlucifer
Great story!

I think it's every true Patty fan's natural urge to want to talk to Patty and effuse about her unfathomable talent ...

I must admit, when Patty did her gig downunder in the Blue Mountains a few years back, I saw her hanging around both before and after the concert. Being a shy person myself, I was naturally reluctant to approach her. However, having read in numerous places of Patty's shyness, I was even more reluctant. Suffice to say, I well and truly missed my opportunity to say "g'day"! :oops: