Published on 10 Apr 2014
John Butler brought his chill vibes and hand claps to a live cover of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’.
I actually hung out with John Butler Trio here in Calgary, Alberta when they played here a last August. Okay I’ll admit I was actually sort of working for them backstage as their sort of assistant and production rep to the producers in Calgary. But it was like driving around a group of your own friends.
Happy to report they are the coolest, nicest, chillest dudes. They were looking for a diner to go to, so naturally I took them to Monki where my best friend also happens to work because it was a Saturday and the line ups were crazy around the rest of the City. PLUS Monki has phenomenal food. Their bassist Byron was totally enamored by her, and nicknamed her Summer Wolf. They gave her 3 tickets to the show that night and later after the show we all hung out. On the way back to concert venue, they sang made up songs about “Summer Wolf”, it was pretty amazing. The nick name has totally stuck too and it has this great back story.
At one point Byron said, “I feel like this is ‘Twilight’ [the movie] and she has ‘imprinted’ on me”. Geekerific. Rock stars and adorable. Also they had the best manager. I wish she was my best friend.
Anyway, had the best time with these guys, can’t believe I was actually working that day. Wish I did this everyday.