I want to thank Bernie for giving us the opportunity to unite, and in this case, to reunite. This has been a true haven for so many friends.
Thank you to Eric for creating something so special to all of us. I never would have imagined that his music would lead to many lifelong friendships. I felt kind of unique because of my love for this "forgotten" music. I was so happy to be proven incorrect.
Now to the band reunion. To me Raspberries were a true mythical monster. Something that I wasn't really able to fully comprehend. My first show was in Chicago and I still was in disbelief that it was going to happen, even though I was standing in front of the stage surrounded by so many people that felt the same as I did about the band. I would have been happy to just see the show, but what a show! I went to eight of the reunion shows, and would have been there for many more if possible. The incredible excitement, and anticipation for each show was the most intense high as I could imagine. Without a doubt the most fun I have ever had!
Thank you to all of the friends I have made here. This is a true community with a very special bond. I won't name names because I would not want to omit anybody who I had the pleasure to share this with. I will always remember this experience with full appreciation and gratitude.