I went off to teach journalism at the University of Missouri for a year in 2009 and I took a small apartment in downtown Columbia, upstairs from a florist and just a few blocks from the campus.
A week or so after I arrived, I awoke to find crews building a stage in the street almost directly in front of my place. And when I asked about it at the office, I learned there was an outdoor concert series and that Chuck Berry would be playing that night.
I took this photo from my living room window.
I had been a Chuck Berry fan since I found an old record when I was 15 and I still can’t believe this happened but I always I hoped I would get to see him again.
I shot video from my window when he played and sang Johnny B. Goode.
Chuck Berry was 82 years old at the time.