The final Elbow Room Live was beautiful. And special. And kinda perfect really. I didn’t have any particular expectations going in, I just wanted the chance to stand up on our little stage at The Harrison one last time.
Well, I got to do that and a whole lot more. I got to share a night of incredible music and stories and poetry with a room full of friends. Some I’ve known my entire life and who have supported Elbow Room since the idea was born, and many I’ve made along the road of this incredible journey and who came out to celebrate with us.
I also got to invite my sister onto the stage to read from her debut novel. Which is undoubtably one of the best moment of my life.
That night I said a very particular and special thank you. Sadly the person it was for wasn’t able to make the night and so I want to say it again now. To Zelda Chappel: One of the best things about Elbow Room was meeting you. I can say without hesitation or doubt that Elbow Room would not have grown and become the beautiful thing it is without you. I can also honestly say I would not have fallen in love with poetry the way I did without you. And, as if that wasn’t enough, you have become one of my very best friends. Thank you. Thank you for everything.
To everyone who came to our final celebration, and to everyone who has come to one before I would also like to say thank you. And to assure you that while it was the final Elbow Room Live it definitely isn’t the last event I will be putting on!