I am pretty new to the Pat thing, but I have quickly found my own special place among the Pat followers. I first heard about Pat in the summer of 2006 when I was studying abroad. Two of the girls I was traveling with had gone to Pat concerts in Eau Claire, and they told me how funny he was. The first thing to come out of my mouth when they spoke of him was "who the hell is Pat McCurdy?" Oh how things have changed! Now I own all of his cds and I share the goodness of Pat with almost anyone who will listen.
My first show was Dec 1st, 2006 at the House of Rock in Eau Claire. I remember that he opened with "Ruin My Life." I did not get a virgin lap song or obligatory slow dance
, but I did get mini candy canes from Pat during his break. I also caught a pair of socks that he threw into the crowd- practical Christmas presents. Since then, I have tried to see Pat whenever I can. In the 7.5 months that I have known Pat I have seen 17 shows, and I hope to make it 30 by the time my one year mark rolls around. Not too shabby for living in Eau Claire where Pat only comes once a month during the school year, and not at all during the summer
. But I don't mind making road trips to see my favorite guy.
I really hope to make it to a Tuesday night in Madison sometime in the next few months, but that might have to wait until Christmas break. My favorite place to see Pat has been O'Gara's in St. Paul (go Bernie)!