I've been out of touch with TOP, the website and Bruce Steinberg for a few years. I just read that he had passed away at the end of 2007 and my heart is breaking.
I went to a TOP show about 4 or so years ago--I think it was in Petaluma. I had gotten to know Larry Braggs fairly well and had just left from talking with the two of them after the show. I stopped at a 7-11 just up the street, saw Bruce and had the most amazing exchange with him. I remember we were both buying bad food, and I think he commented on my poor choice of wine as well. He was so open and engaging...so well-spoken, and funny. Bruce made me laugh.
I'm so very sad that he is not in this world anymore.Of course I'm kicking myself for letting so much time go by. I was actually looking to see if I could find him on Facebook tonight, and was crushed to learn that he had passed away. I had asked him so many times to come to Seattle and go to a show with me--he wanted to but had so many projects going on, and was just so dedicated to the people and things he loved. We always talked and laughed about how classy and cool it was to meet at a 7-11 ; ).I just wanted to post this message to share with all of you how Bruce affected my life for the better in just one brief, but memorable interaction at (I'm so proud to say this) the 7-11, just up the road from the Mystic Theater in Petaluma.
This is very sad news.Rest in peace sweet Bruce-you made such a beautiful impression and my heart will never forget....Love, Beth