I’m going to keep these blogs brief from now on- just pointing out highlights and not try to record the entirety of my life (it’s not a JOURNAL per se).
I was surprised to see the venue be surrounded by nature here in Atlanta- it’s super beautiful. We had a long walk to backstage from where the busses were parked, but walking is great for you when you’re on a bus all day! It’s also tough while on tour and bored to not go to catering every two hours because you get the smallest bit hungry.
Soundcheck was brief, but we had a lot of waiting around to do.
Today was Bob’s birthday!! We sang happy birthday over dinner and the crew bought a special cake for him. We want to go to dinner with him tomorrow in Memphis somewhere for our day off.
Being on stage watching the show from the side is kind of meditative- my thoughts wander like crazy and I think about everything from my life to my music to my friends to my family. All the while the crowd is partying and socializing and having their night off, the band is doing what they’ve done ten thousand times before and still giving their all, and the crew is either bored or stressed out about stuff. We had an awesome show- nailed everything we needed to and played to a smaller but super enthusiastic crowd. These Atlanta folk knew every single lyric for the most part. They were all about the encore. It was exceptionally good for us horns- I nailed every note tonight! That was a first…but apparently Kenny might’ve done something John didn’t like on the second to last song. Regardless, we’ll hear when the crew gets back what it was all about.
We got a ride back to the bus from a deputy sheriff on a golf cart! That was really cool.
This is my brief blog for the day… tomorrow’s a day off in Memphis and then we begin our tour of the Texas/Oklahoma region.