Written by Anberlin Contest Winner Jeff Maw
Circa 2007, Salt Lake City, UT
Promoting their new album Cities, Anberlin came to Salt Lake City and did a small acoustic show/signing at local record shop, Gray Whale CD. After performing a few songs, a table was set up and the band was ready to shake hands and kiss babies. I tried to avoid the line and make my way towards the front. As I got close, a Gray Whale employee spotted me trying to take advantage and sent me to the back of the line. As he was scolding me I grabbed 4 or 5 promo posters (not knowing they were $5 each) and made my way to the back. As I finally got to the front I noticed the posters were sold out and the others around me were searching for anything to have the band sign. Napkins, gum wrappers, anything! My failed attempt to cut in line proved beneficial as I got all of my stolen posters autographed. (Stephen even complimented the Juliana Theory T-shirt I had on!). I guess I technically still owe somebody $20.