From a blog post in 2010...
And we had some fans who wanted to see us perform so badly that they decided to just come. Our first party crashers! Our public concerts are rare, so they just decided to come and hope it was okay. It was fine and added to the excitement. And it delighted us that anyone wanted to see us that much.
This week, the Yesterukes lost one of our biggest fans--Russ. He was so many things to so many people, one of which was a builder of fine ukuleles, so his stamp of approval on what we do meant a lot to us.
After that first "party crashing" when they came to see us perform, they were able to attend more events where we played. We even provided the entertainment at his 50th birthday party. It was a surprise party. Maybe seeing us there was his biggest surprise.
We were happy to say yes when his widow asked us to be a part of his memorial service. We were even mentioned in the obituary as "his favorite band." So we will play songs with smiles on our faces, knowing he is smiling, too.
So Long, Farewell, from The Sound Of Music, 1959