As you may remember (especially if you were planning on going), the Rick Springfield fan trip was scheduled in Punta Cana this week. Because of all the tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic being reported in the news a few months ago, it ended up being moved to Cancun, Mexico and postponed until May 14-18, 2020 (so there’s still time to play and win the lottery!).
So instead of a plethora of videos and posts from the fan trip flooding my RS social media feed this week, it’s a little quieter due to there no being no fan trip this week and no shows scheduled to take its place. However, as indicated in the previous post, RS still keeps himself busy so there’s some activity to catch up on since that previous post. (Although hopefully he’s getting some resting and relaxing in with his family during this time off.)
Honoring a former band mate
The same week he officiated at the Malibu wedding of his guitarist AND was a keynote speaker at a conference in St. Louis, he also performed at an event, the Rock Godz Hall of Fame, honoring his former keyboardist Brett Tuggle, a member of his Fabulous Eels band back in the 1980s.
Forbes covered the evening here: “Rock Godz Hall of Fame Celebrates the Musicians and Industry Behind the Superstars.”
Here’s a slideshow, courtesy of Getty Images:
For Halloween, he performed at an elementary school for Great Pumpkin Day. Although I don’t think the kids truly appreciated how lucky they were to be sitting there with him, some of the teachers sang along.
Why at an elementary school, you may wonder?
Rick Springfield helped students celebrate Halloween with a special performance, including singing Witches’ Brew with his son, alum Josh Springthorpe ‘07
– Facebook page of Viewpoint School Alumni Association
Unfortunately I haven’t seen any video of RS singing “Witches Brew” with his son Josh, which was probably pretty adorable.
‘World on Fire’ coming soon?
This weekend, there was also an interview with RS shown on a Philadelphia TV station.
How much would you like to see the unedited version to see what they couldn’t use on camera?!
In the interview he mentions that he’s getting ready to release “World on Fire,” his second novel. Whoo-hoo!
A happy occasion
Despite the inconvenience it may have caused for some, it’s probably good that the fan trip got postponed because apparently his youngest son is getting married this next week so it’s good that everyone will be in the country in the days leading up to the big day. Best wishes and congratulations to the whole family!