I happen to have been invited to attend a very special Cisco Systems awards banquet during which Pat Monahan (lead singer of the Grammy winning band Train) did a private concert for the roughly 400 people in attendance. Seeing how I was sitting 10 feet from Pat and I happened to have my little camera with me I filmed a couple of songs (hope you don’t mind my sharing this one Pat!).
Now, before you get to watch the video I have to share the funny story behind the video. Seal was originally scheduled to perform at this event, but one day before he called in sick. It just so happens that Pat was on his honeymoon one island over on Maui, and somehow the event organizers managed to talk him into taking a break from his new wife to entertain this group. Clearly the only reason for someone to do this would be because he’s just a nice guy and willing to help out in a crisis. Thanks Pat!
Incidentally Pat, there were quite a few of us in the audience that were extremely happy to have you there (not to insult Seal or anything…). Personally I’ve got several Train songs in my Ipod at all times, and I’m looking to add a few of the ones from your new solo album!
If you want to see or hear a little more of Pat Monahan, head on over to the videos page on his web site. Make sure to check out his duets of Drops of Jupiter with Cindy Lauper. It’s pretty darn cool…
I did record 2 or 3 more of the songs from this event, but it would take a whole lot of begging to get me to upload any more of them. And it might even take Pat giving me the green light because I don’t know exactly what the etiquette is here and wouldn’t want to do anything inappropriate.