After the show Jaxon was able to meet bass player Jeff Ament and Keyboard player Boom Gaspar. Overall an amazing night with a special band. Setlist at 6, shoutout at 8, who knows what the band has in store for Jax when he’s 10 years old, maybe he’ll be jamming with them by then ! Here’s Jaxon drumming Pearl Jam “MIND YOUR MANNERS”
This was truly exciting! Because Jaxon’s Foo Fighter Pretender vid went viral The NBC Today Show contacted us and Jax was flown to New York to perform live on the show. It was his first ever trip to New York City and he was blown away by the huge buildings and all the lights!! Especially Times Square at midnight!. It was an early 6am wake up for Jax to drum on the show. The Today Show arranged a Yamaha drum kit that fit his little body perfectly. He arrived 3 hours before his time slot which gave him a lot of time to look around and meet the talent including Today Show host Matt Lauer.
Jaxon is a very opinionated kid, he knows what he likes and isn’t afraid to tell you. His favourite band BY FAR is RUSH. The fact that they are 60 made it a real possibility that Jax might not get the chance to see them in concert, but on September 30th he did. What a night! Jax had the pleasure of meeting Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson before the show. Geddy had to bend down a little to get Jax in the picture, because of that he looked a lot like Jax, his eyes peering out over his glasses!!! Jax then settled into his seat to get ready for the show. Someone asked him what song he wanted, his reply “The Weapon!!!!”. Little chance a hidden track from a 1983 album would make the cut but it just showed how deep into RUSH’S catalog Jax goes. 3 hour show, and it kept Jax’s attention the entire time, a marvelous feat! Some days you can’t keep Jax’s attention on something for 3 minutes let alone 3 hours! Jax rocked out, air drumming to the great show. It was Jax’s 4th concert to go along with Pearl Jam, Van Halen and the Silversun Pickups. Hopefully that will be a night Jax remembers forever. I know it has inspired him because he’s been drumming a lot more at home since the show!
Within hours of coming into this world Jax was sporting rocker shades, but not for the reason we would have liked. Jaxon was born 3 1/2 months early, May 2nd 2005. He weighed 1 pound 13 ounces at birth and had a real fight ahead of him.