So this story actually ties two different Uproar events together. At Uproar 2012, I met and interviewed Chris Dow and David Koonce of Within Reason. We had a great time, and it was one of the few in person interviews I've done without a camera. We were just under their merch tent and a band was playing not too far away, so I knew the whole interview would be drowned out, so I just didn't bother recording anything. I was primarily interviewing Chris Dow, but somewhere near the middle of the interview David sat down and Chris ended up asking his input on a question.
I sadly had not noticed him sitting over there sooner, because I was scribbling all of Chris' answers down in a notebook, but as soon as I realized he was there, I decided to get him involved. Fast forward two years, Within Reason was back at the same venue for Uproar 2014. I had actually been emailing back and forth with David directly to set up an interview, but we hadn't set up a time or anything. I had learned previously that merch people know things, so I went up to their merch tent and explained what I wanted and asked if he could possibly get David for me. He said absolutely and got him for me. When David came over, I introduced myself and said, "You probably don't remember me."
He looked at me really hard for a moment, you could tell he was trying to remember. I thought for sure he was going to smile sheepishly and then apologize because he didn't remember me. Instead, he responds with, "We met here, right? At Uproar...this venue...two years ago?"
I think I almost hugged him because so far he is the only person I've ever met twice that actually remembers me! It made me extremely happy because I sincerely did not expect him to remember me, and it was amazing. We actually ended up not doing the interview in person this time around, because it rained and everything kind of got destroyed. We stayed in contact on and off all day though, and right as I left, David called apologizing up and down, and promised me that he would answer the questions over email the very next day. He kept his promise and I was very happy the whole situation.
I will be back with more stories from both Uproar's very soon! Stay tuned!
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