This is an open question to all fellow Trapperians (Trappans/Trappites/Trappa-zoids) or band members, and perhaps merely boils down to the matter of fan etiquette.
Cards on the table: I love Blitzen Trapper and have for a goodly five years now. I am about to see them in Telluride in March, as I do any time they enter Colorado. This will be my fifth time seing them, and each show is a marvel. I've now briefly met all five members, and can safely conclude that they are decent people.
And so the tension: how to adequately communicate an appreciation for the band without coming on too strong. As a fairly emotive fellow, this balance is difficult. Any suggestions, board-members? Perhaps a finely tuned statement that is the written equivalent of a loving tap on the jaw with an soft "you're all right." Some phrase that conjures the respect communicated in a lazy nod. I guess I'm looking for the ground somewhere between awkward sideways glances and getting a tattoo.
(p.s. feel free not to take this question seriously, as neither do I. hahaha)