Funny how things work out sometimes. I went to the last of the 2009 Skyline Park concerts in downtown Denver, and Danielle was the first act. She stood on stage with her ukelele and winked at me when I took her picture. Every word she sang came out crisp and clear. Her songs didn’t have endings so much as stoppages, and she joked that she liked the fact the crowd* didn’t know when to clap.
When I got home that night, I showed Todd the CD. He already had it! He called Danielle an “Internet phenomenon” and said there are now lots of “girls with ukeleles.” He added that he had emailed Danielle when he found out she was from Fort Collins. (OK, I know that’s not Denver, but people do live in Fort Collins and work in Denver. By California standards, it’s probably a reasonable commute—an hour or so.)
*Someone had set up lots of chairs in the sun, in front of the stage but too far back. Most people sat in the shade on either side of the park, so it must have been a weird experience for the performers.