Robert Francis wore a plaid shirt, Levi's and no shoes. He and his band brought Before Nightfall to life in a way that no stereo could convey. After his set, I went to the merch table, Moleskine in hand, and said, "This might sound a little strange, but I've written about your music in my journal. I was wondering if you might sign the page? But don't read my journal." He laughed at that and wrote:
Thank you so much for coming,
I didn't hide the smile that overcame my face, as I was pleased with my whit, and said, "I'd like a t-shirt too."