We got to Watch Connor Doran!

We got to attend the kite festival in Lincoln City last October of 2009.  I think it might have officially been the Least Windy Day Ev-Ar on the Oregon Coast.

The festival has a contest to take a “playbook” of sorts around to all of the kite artists performing that day and have them sign their name and bio. Since there wasn’t alot of kite action – we got to have long chats with the fliers.

One family we met – Amy and her son Connor Doran– lived(s) is Bend, Oregon.  Since we have just moved over from Bend we felt a connection.  He was/is a student at Mountain View – which was really near our home.

The following winter – we got to see them again at the Indoor Kite Festival.  It was an amazing show – and the boys ran up to Connor at this point like he was a rock star.

Then, this week – we were watching the America’s Got Talent Portland, Oregon edition – and Connor was on! The boys started screaming – I was on the edge of my seat. What would the crowd do?  Indoor Kit Flying is a silent non moving event for the crowd. There can be little movement or noise for the instrument of the kite to fly properly. Oh – My- Joy.  He captivated the audience. We felt like we were watching our own friend on stage.  I had tears watching his mom Amy from the side lines.

The next morning, wakeful and prayerful – I thought of his mom. Who, actually is the most amazing kite flyer ever – watching her son, have his moment of time in the spotlight.  She could have been the one. He will have plenty of chances to shine – it could have been her. I cried a little more. Most be hormonal.  I talked to her about it today, and she said it must have brought on a hormonal moment for alot of people because she has heard my story many times this week. 🙂

Here are our pics:

Connor Duran at the Lincoln City Kite Festival 2010

Connor Doran Signing Autographs

Connor Doran America's Got Talent Signing Autographs

Connor's Mom Amy Signing Nate's Autograph Book

America's Got Talent Connor Doran Performing Live at the Lincoln CIty Kite Festival 2010

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6 Responses to We got to Watch Connor Doran!

  1. jane says:

    Hi Angie,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about the Lincoln City kite fest to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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  3. Pebblekeeper says:

    Amber – You might try to 'friend' him on Facebook and post a message there. I am not personal friends with Amy – which is why I felt like a dork being so emotional watching them on stage – I have just watched her perform several times. There is an event in our town where they encourage everyone to get autographs, and I have spoken to her at that event – one person in a crowd of thousands. I would pass your info in facebook myself, but you didn't give any way to get ahold of you.

  4. Amber says:

    Hi, I googled Connor and came across your post on him. I am the Special Events Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and we are wanting to get in touch with Connor to hire him to do a performance at our upcoming gala. I have not had much luck in finding any contact information for him, I am sure this is due to the increase of calls since his beautiful performance on America's Got Talent. I read your blog, and I think Connor is a star too, but noticed that you mentioned you knew his mother, Amy. If you could so kindly pass along the message that the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas would love to have Connor as their special guest, I would truly appreciate it. For more information about the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, please visit our website at http://www.eftx.org. Thanks so much! -Amber

  5. FUN!! I love your beach shots, too. I am totally a beach lover, but I can see the difference between the east coast & the west coast is that you guys are wearing sweat shirts on the beach! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to "meet" a fellow crew mate 🙂

  6. Irene says:

    Wow! I just watched Connor on America's Got Talent! You didn't make it through, but to me, you won the whole thing! Keep flying & post video!

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