This was her first real concert and thus special already
But she’s a fledgling fiddle player
In need of a boost
And the Dixie Chicks blow it out like few others
Instrumentalists beyond compare
A quick promotion announced for those who settled in early
Not hovering in the hot gravel – tailgating
Three phones texting and mine got the nod,
Thus she and Momma to the second row moved,
Picture taken and displayed for a half minute
ON THE MEGATRONS
The mega-talented Martie Maguire on her side of the stage most of the night
Making eye contact over and over with the 10-year-old
with the long, blond rope of a pony tail.
Was Martie looking back in time?
Reminded of her younger self?
Did she think about the way she practiced at that age,
before becoming a national champion on the fiddle?
Who inspired her, and sister Emily Strayer, to be who they are?
Was it a Texas concert “Long Time Gone?”
Perhaps with a momentous upgrade?
Twelve thousand roared their approval.
And that was not lost on our 10-year-old chick.
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