Thursday, October 25, 2007
Musician rocks on after losing home
It's 9:30 PM San Diego time and a motley crue of aging rockers calling themselves "Who's Who?" have just finished their show in front of Steele Valley High School.

The school has been made into a shelter for hundreds of San Diego county residents forced out of their homes by the Harris Fire.

Although their audience was robust and festive at the beginning of the jam, just after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrapped his press conference in front of the school, they only had a few worn out toe-tapping stragglers at show's end.

We'd been doing live shots all night at the school and I wandered over to listen in as they closed out their concert with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama".

I learned the band's bassist Bob found out through the grapevine that his house was destroyed.

Despite losing his home, Bob rocked out with the best of them and at least for a few hours helped buoy the spirits of people with a very uncertain future.

-- By Chuck Hadad, 360 Producer
Posted By CNN: 9:08 AM ET
  2 Comments
Everyone grieves differently and copes with their heartache in a way that only they can do.
So if it's singing, if it's crying, if it's anger or laughter, it's theirs to feel. My thoughts go out to those who have lost so much.
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 1:19 PM ET
I feel for all the people who have lost their homes. My sister lives out there and she was evacuated Monday. Today she got to go home and thankfully it was still there - smoky smelling but there.

I have always used music to help me get through an emotional time so I can understand the band playing and keeping folks occupied for a while. I bet though that "Sweet Home Alabama" was a hard one to get through.

Annie Kate
Birmingham AL
Posted By Annie Kate : 3:12 PM ET
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