I remember when rock was young

William Shakespeare wrote that some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them.

I like to believe that I fit all three categories. Not really, but it seems appropriate to carry myself with an unreasonable and obviously sarcastic level of arrogance this week after my random moment in the spotlight last Saturday.

It was exactly one week ago tonight that I had the pleasure (honor?) of portraying the great Sir Elton John in a stage performance on the Carnival Splendor cruise ship. My years of karaoke obsession were rewarded when I was selected to star in such a show in front of a couple thousand spectators.

In so many ways it was one of the strangest experiences of my life. I think it’s only natural to be nervous when performing in front of a large group of people. Particularly when you are dressed in full flamboyant Elton John attire. And you are singing a classic Elton John song with a live band. And you’re not actually a singer and have never really had any vocal training in your life.

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