I had saved just enough babysitting money to buy the guitar and contribute to a quarter tank of gas for the car trip. I knew nothing about guitars but was thrilled to have my own instrument. It looked okay and played pretty well too.
Exactly three weeks after its purchase, I accompanied myself and two girlfriends in the high school Hootenanny. We won first place and took home twenty-five dollars each with our arrangement of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" in three part harmony.
It occurs to me now that I paid for my Pawn Shop guitar with my first performance. A Hootenanny. Ever go to one, perform in one? Share below.