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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
23-Mar-04 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: nic jones stories
Subject: RE: nic jones stories
I'd never heard of him until after the accident, but I had the honour of meeting him at the first ever folk festival I ever went to alone(Wadebridge in Cornwall) where, due to arriving very late and a foul filthy rainstorm, we ended up sharing a tent.

It was one of his first festivals since the accident and I spent the weekend helping him around (he was still very wobbly then). His memory was completely shot, but it was wonderful watching him mumble along with the words and his hands twitching as he automatically 'air guitared' the chords.   His re-union with Tony Rose was an emotional affair, both had tears rolling down their faces, especially when Tony did 'Bonny White Horseman'.

I'm proud to have been there, just for that one moment.

He was then the most gentle person I'd met, the first big "name" and I had no idea just how big!