And this is Jason’s account of that evening in the Ethiopian restaurant.
” ..next came a real special moment, when the restaurant owner approached our table and begged David to sing.
“When introduced, the crowd kind of took notice and clapped a little, but once he laid into the first line of “Stand By Me” with “When the night has come”, there was a collective gasp and everyone reached for their phones to record it. With the flutes and drumbeats, and whatever other instruments were on stage, backing Dean and David’s performance, this was something most unique to witness. The cheers following the song lead to him throwing down REM’s, “Everybody Hurts”, to which the audience chanted “ONE MORE! ONE MORE!” upon his finish. Turning red from embarrassment we returned to our seats to sit back down and then came the flood. The whole room seemed to converge on David like a swarm of flies to a recent kill. We had to flank him with our people as we rushed him out of the place for his own safety.One guy grabbed David, in a headlock for a picture, Dan and I ripped the guy’s arm off David and yelled, ‘Hey, NO Touch!’ It got scary quick.”
And this hilarious number when David was singing. Guess it speaks for all of us too!! 😀
And the Snippets of Everybody Hurts and Bridge Over Troubled Waters which brought the soldiers to tears and standing ovations.