When Jewel was still struggling for recognition, she toured incessantly and found herself at a number of small venues. I saw her open for Goth god Peter Murphy in Indianapolis at the Vogue in August, 1995. After her brief set, she escaped through the stage door; I followed her into the parking lot, where we chatted for a few minutes and she signed a poster and my copy of Pieces of You. At the time, having an Internet fan base was a novelty to her, and she conveyed her best wishes to the online folk. Later, of course, she acknowledged us in a way that few performers ever would -- by treating us to a wonderful evening at JewelStock...


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