On June 11, 2008 I saw REM in concert for the first time. Since then I have been to two more concerts, a Michael Stipe booksigning, the Jimmy Fallon show where I got to see Michael “smile with his eyes”, the REM Tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, and the after party at the City Winery. I drive a fully decked out REM mobile and my office at work is decorated in early American Stipe. The heck with the 80s – I was busy having six kids. I completely missed the impact of REM’s first two albums, actually I missed the whole indie scene of that time altogether. But, I have certainly made up for lost time and winning this contest would be a fitting conclusion to my fabulous year of REM. Come on – make a 51 year old crazy lady very happy!
PS: Michael – if you’re reading this I REALLY want a brass camera. Let’s talk!