I was (and still am) a tremendous
fan of the Carpenters. I saw them in concert several times.
In July of 1972, my parents and I went to Saratoga Springs, NY to see their concert.
We were staying overnight at the Holiday Inn, and discovered that they to were staying there.
That night, and the next morning too we caught a glimpse of Karen and Richard.
I got Karen and Richard's autograph (see below).
Carpenter Fans at Concert in Saratoga Springs NY - 1971
Getting Karen's Autograph (that's me believe it or not).
Richard is behind me (July 16, 1972)
Karen waves to us (after another fan yells for her to wave). Her expression shows she was less than thrilled.