Kopp Vs. Monday Blues First Show of the Summer Gods Tour
3EB Expert, Lindsay Weiser, had her first meet and greet at the first show of the Summer Gods Tour; enjoy her story.
Kopp exudes a certain humble sweetness and genuineness, evident even from a distance.
When I went to the opening show of the Summer Gods Tour in Miami, I didn’t really know what to expect from meet and greet or sound check. One thing that never occurred to me was who I would actually be meeting. It rained nearly all day, so everything got pushed way behind schedule. Everyone in attendance was soaking wet, and sweaty, but we all shared the same excitement for the same music and the same people. It was, however, obvious to me, that there was a lot of stress on the band. Stephan in particular seemed concerned by the weather and the minimized time for sound check.
After sound check, we all rushed into a line to meet the band. I was so excited to meet Stephan and Brad, but at the same time, I couldn’t help my disappointment. I really wanted to meet everyone else, regardless of who wrote or recorded on which album. After an absolutely incredible AND emotional show, which I was fortunate enough to experience front and center, my friends and I were determined to find the rest of the Summer Gods. We wanted to complete our meet and greet. After waiting near the buses for what seemed like forever, I noticed Kopp pacing around outside. He was on the phone for a very long time.
Everyone’s phones were dying or dead. It was late. We needed to go home, but once I set my eyes on Kopp, I knew there was no way he’d say no to a quick hello. Near giving up and heading home, I caught Kopp looking in our direction and waved at him. He appeared a bit startled at first, but finished up on the phone shortly after and came out to chat with us. We all immediately asked if he was okay, since he had been on the phone so long. He assured us that he was.
My first instinct after that was to ask him for a hug, and without skipping a beat, he did just that. Kopp gave a total stranger, some weirdo waiting for him outside his tour bus a hug. We talked about the show, and the things we all loved about it. My friends also got the chance to remind Kopp of past shows where they met him, which he was super receptive of. I was nearly dumbfounded by how down to earth and interested in just hanging out and talking this sweet guy was. Unfortunately, it was late, and we needed to be headed back to various places, so after a quick picture, we thanked him and said goodnight. Things like this are what makes my love and respect for the band grow.