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sat on the stage. It was just him. All alone. Once again, he let no
one in on what his plans were. A lone pale yellow light. He was
sitting on the stage on a stool. The audience was looking at his
back. From the closest row even, he looked like he was nude. He had
on a beige athletic supporter though.
lap was his new 12-string guitar he'd been learning to play. It was
still 45 minutes until the group went on though. He told briefly the
other two boys what he expected of them. Peewee and Amanda had
agreed to almost anything.
on stage and back stage were going nuts looking for him, but HE knew
where he was and what he wanted. He'd explained it to the stage
manager. This was the same guy that Devon had used on his last
concert he gave here in the states. He felt the guy knew what he
wanted done. Devon had simply wondered off from the others.
had stayed late into the night talking to everyone individually as
well as in a group. He outlined his hopes and plans for his concerts
in the stage area were wondering what was happening when the lights
were slowly ran thru their colors and the word came down to clear the
stage and to use only the back stage passageway for access between
the horseshoe stage.
audience got quiet since the stage was changing around. As the
colors were rotated at a preset length, the black light was on in the
stage but no one could see anything until the pale yellow light came
thru. Devon sat comfortably on the chair clad in nothing but a pale
supporter. His back was to the audience but his guitar was on his
began just plucking out tunes he knew from heart. The audience got
very quiet as the music streamed out. Joan and Pierre had gotten
very concerned at the missing Devon presence. Tommy & Sebastian
were sitting on chairs near the stage watching. Sebastian was
wearing a robe. Maria and Amanda were in their rooms getting
dressed. Security guards were everywhere.
stage manager was watching a monitor talking into his headset when
Pierre and Joan approached him concerned at Devon's disappearance.
The manager held up his hands for them to wait. He had one ear open.
Joan heard him say "No direct camera on him, is that understood?
Any one shot before it is time will be fired immediately, blackballed
and will not work in this industry again? Everyone understood?"
"Good, just remember that"
what is it?"
is Devon? We can't find him anywhere?"
like he vanished!" Pierre added.
is fine. Everything is going according to schedule in fact"
where is he?" Joan asked.
must be the first time with Devon in charge?"
nodded as did Pierre.
patient. Joan, I need you to be available for some reason to assist
in the sound room"
I need to be there now! I have to familiarize myself with your set
said you'd be that way but he said he had to have it this way and
that after it was over, you'd under stand"
was frustrated. She never had this happen to her before. Pierre
took her arm and walked her over to Iris and the Grandmother.
at bit?" the Grandmother asked Joan.
always does this. He said something inspires him to do weird things
from time to time and that we all should have patience" Iris added.
girls came up to them then. Amanda was wearing her usual Green
attire. Maria was simply wide eyed taking it all in.
said "Well you girls look just lovely"
course, Miss Joan. Is there a problem?"
we can't find Devon is all. The stage manager says to wait"
missing?" Maria added in shock.
he isn't. He is where he wants to be" Amanda said.
turned to look at her.
pointed to the boys. "They know something
don't know what but wait."
whole group except Iris and the grandmother moved quickly to the boys
Devon?" Joan asked.
is fine Miss Joan" Tommy said.
If you know where he is, you have to tell us! Everyone is looking
for him!" Maria said.
that time the guitar rifts began coming from just off stage.
Sebastian only pointed to the stage. "There is Devon"
and the girls looked.
have 45 minutes until we go on" was all Tommy said looking at the
was just looking at his guitar playing mindlessly. He had so many
conflicting thoughts moving thru his mind. Some monumental and some
not so important. He knew deep down that his playing was the only
thing that could lift his mind from his worries. The lawyer told him
to be patient.
after song came from the 12 string. The audience was wondering what
was going on. A little boy with a guitar was on the stage.
minutes later, all hell broke lose back stage but the stage manager
was in charge. A movie screen was lowered down in the back of the
stage. Non one had noticed it before. The music suddenly quit and
the stage got quiet and dark. There was a big picture of Peewee on
the stage screen.
I did actually write the song, but it was Devon who wrote the music.
HE was the one who made it a success"
the image faded. Music played for a brief time.
image popped up "Yes, I was the inspiration for the song `Rosie's
memory' Devon and Sebastian both wrote the words but Devon was the
one who wrote the music" and the image faded.
played for a brief time.
series of images popped up on the screen from tabloids. They talked
about where was Devon Sire these days.
the picture that the stunned the audience "I was kidnapped against
my will. I escaped to France where I met a wonderful woman who
believed in me, inspired me and made me feel music that I'd never
felt before. I met a wonderful family there who will be playing with
us tonight. I hope everyone likes them too" and the image faded
stage manager got an assistant to get Joan to the sound room. She
walked like a zombie up the stairs.
stage manager took something out of his pocket and handed it to
Sebastian who said "Cool!" and ran off to a bathroom. He
returned shortly. Meanwhile, Devon was on the stage playing another
came to the group. Tommy smiled as he saw the cat eyes of Sebastian.
awesome dude. This is what it is like!?"
it?" Maria asked.
Manager said "It's time"
nodded her head. "It gets better. With Dev, you never know what
stage got dark suddenly. Peewee, Maria, Amanda and Tommy was led out
on the stage to their assigned spots. Maria and Tommy was given
headsets with microphone and earpieces. Once there were in position
the people disappeared. No on other than Tommy and Sebastian had
been told what to expect. The others remained quiet. Amanda was
ready at the keyboards. Peewee and Maria had Tambourines.
gasped from off stage as he watched Sebastian remove his robe. He
had on a Tarzan flaps.
show time dudes!" he said as he took his place.
nodded to someone and his mouth piece became active.
to get that what you paid for?" he said into his mouth piece.
audience roared. Tommy hit his drums in a steady beat. Maria and
Peewee about crapped their pants when the saw Sebastian come on on
stage doing flips all across the stage. He ended up in a split and
looked into the audience. The huge screen behind him immediately
showed his eyes. He smiled and looked ahead of him and his rhythm
guitar was thrown at him. He leaped to his feet catching it. He
slide into the strap and
RIGHT!!!!!!!" and brought his hand down into the song that he'd
written. The others immediately filled in where they should. The
song ended as usual. Devon had played innocently along still seated
on the stool. To the audience, it looked like they ignored him.
Tommy, you seen Devon?"
lately, he's around here though"
and the drums began thumping again.
routine went on for another 6 songs until Sebastian was out of the
songs he knew by heart. His heart was thumping wildly as he felt in
control of the show. The others were doing great keeping up and in
time with him. But he was done. He walked over to Tommy and took
his microphone off.
like done dude. I can't do anymore, I don't have anymore to do"
began just thumping out a beat and looked away. He began swinging
from side to side. This was a sign that someone was supposed to come
to him. They did and quickly. Devon was not watching much. A lot
of the time, Tommy noticed that his eyes were closed. Tommy was
getting worried since he hadn't seen Devon move hardly a muscle
except to play the guitar.
simply told the runner that Sebastian was out of songs and to get
word to Devon somehow. After the steady thumping, Amanda kicked in
with some music on her own. Tommy was watching Devon, getting more
and more concerned. He saw Devon nod his head slowly in time to the
music. Tommy was almost at the point to quit drumming and approach
familiar was playing and Sebastian was getting into it. Sabestian
couldn't put his head as to why it was so familiar. He could hear
a guitar, Amanda's organ and Tommy's steady beat. The music was
working it self up to more and more of an anticipated climax. There
was a big finality at the end of it. He felt the excitement building
and then it just stopped. Amanda's organ went dead, the guitar was
dead and the drums just kind of started getting slower and slower
since Tommy had no idea what to do. He stopped then.
heard a voice he hadn't before thanking everyone for coming. Then
the guitar played again and while Tommy was simply keeping beat as
was Maria and Peewee, the stage went pitch black. It wasn't more
than 30 seconds before a small pale yellow light appeared on a going
around on the stage. It would get bigger and then back smaller.
Devon wanted that to pull the audience's attention. Then pitch black
again after 30 seconds. All music had ceased.
Tommy didn't see anyone during the pale yellow light. He was
blinded momentarily as was the others.
lites burst on. Blinding white lights out to the audience blinding
Devon stood in his matching black Tarzan outfit with his beige
clothing on still. He was in the middle of the stage. He was
holding his 12 string guitar standing in front of a microphone.
throaty, scruffy, erotic (as described by some on the web) was clear
as a bell as he shouted "GO!" and Amanda kicked in right as his
hands floated out his song he'd been working on on for the past 8
hours since arriving. He talked briefly with Amanda about it. She
didn't' say much at the time but nodded some.
wasn't worried either way. He knew he could carry the song.
the others, this was Peewee's first concert being on stage. It was a
different animal and he simply went with it. His job was to write
where he could and beat this tambourine thing once he got the beat
down. Maria was wide eyed. This was the first time that she'd
actually seen Devon perform on stage from behind. It was awe
inspiring to her. Sebastian simply stood watching his older brother
in awe. He was one place only moments before and now he was there in
costume, matching his. Sebastian did something that he knew he
shouldn't do but he just had to, he turned around and looked at the
screen. He staggered a few steps before turning around. The image
was bigger than he thought it might be. The stage manager told them
all not to look at the thing. Sebastian could only turn around and
open his mouth.
saw Devon's full face. He did
the contact eyes in. He must have had them the whole time. In
addition as he opened his mouth, his teeth were blacked out somehow
giving his whole face a truly eerie look.
couldn't beat his drum for almost 45 seconds from the shock of what
had happened so
was on his stool one second, gone, then on the stage in front in less
than a minute. He was reminded once he heard the drum from Amanda's
organ kick in. He began beating out a rhythm immediate and Amanda
turned hers off then. He smiled weakly at her. She nodded in
response. Tommy turned red with embarrassment.
song ended and Devon went right into another two more time before
taking a break and actually stepped away from the microphone.
Sebastian was able to then look in his direction but it was short
lived as he saw Devon's organ rolling its way across the stage on a
robot until it stopped in front of the microphone. Devon put the
other mic on the robot that clamped it. Devon picked up the head
piece and put it on.
then began pressing on a few keys and Sebastian felt the power leave
his microphone. Everyone walked away from there instruments.
and Peewee quickly came to the others concerned. Tommy too joined
Sebastian and Amanda.
he alright? What's he doing?"
Devon" was all Amanda said.
all turned to watch him on stage all alone.
is what Devon is all about" Sebastian said almost reverently.
began the music interlude for his favorite song.
for coming all of you. This song is very special to me and one of my
family's newest members over in France. I hope you like it"
song stated and the group was standing stock still when the stage
manager came up to them and asked all of them to come over near a
microphone. The followed immediately except for Amanda who stood to
watch her brother sing. The stage manager asked them all to wear
hear phones. when they did they found that they were listening to
Joan on the other end.
told them that they were going to harmony at certain times but Devon
didn't know it. They were supposed to only hum into the microphone
and not do anything else. They all nodded and the microphone they
were standing around went live. Devon was into his song big time and
was about to repeat the chorus when he heard in the background
several voices humming along. He was emotionally moved further into
the song when it was repeated several times. At the end it told the
audience that he needed a couple of minutes to gather his self
together since the song was written for his parents death.
turned away from the audience when Sebastian brought out something
for him to blow his nose on.
had taken his head piece on and was still glistening tears.
was all that?"
idea. We hope you aren't upset"
god no. It was so touching, I almost lost where I was"
was awesome brother, simply beautiful. Every time you sing it, it
gets better and better I think"
doubt bro, now what?"
blew his noise a couple of times. Put his head piece back on.
`em what they came for. Remember the last concert?"
you could do that from your side over there and don't kill me but
meet in the center?"
I'm not sure. I did it once already"
do it again and Rosie needs her song dude, bad!"
French it said which came out over the speakers, "Places everyone"
& Maria moved immediately to their assigned spots. Peewee was
pulled along with Maria to her spot. Devon went to one side of the
stage and Sebastian to the other side.
French again Devon said "Count it down tommy" and immediately
they heard a thumping from the base drum.
followed by thumping of the drum while both Shire boys came out on
stage doing flips until they met in the middle in a split. Sebastian
grabbed his guitar while Devon started clapping around the stage
while Sebastian went into a huge long numbing series of guitar rifts.
Devon kept dancing from one person to the other. The audience was
applauding, screaming, cheering and yelling. Devon ended up near the
middle of the stage and stood there clapping. Finally someone haded
him his bass guitar. Joan hit the bass enhancer as far as she could
and the speakers vibrated. Amanda almost fell off of her chair but
got back up smiling some. Devon went to her and did it again but
this time she was prepared. Devon finally strutted to the middle of
the stage where Sebastian was waiting for him.
they both joined in the harmony that only brothers could produce for
the Rosie song.
of the concerts went like that for the remaining 33 city tour over
the rest of the summer months.
and Amanda joined them back in France at the end. Joan got her face
operation and was looking good. Eventually when Devon was 16 he
married her and formally adopted Sebastian and Amanda.
they became one of the biggest Internet rock groups in history.