Glory At The Gardens
Free with park admission.
We just finished a great weekend, albeit a little different for us. We started things off by performing our second Women of Faith event, this time in Washington, D.C. After doing a couple of these, it is quickly becoming apparent that we're in for a lot of fun this fall!
Because our performance slot is a little earlier at the Women of Faith conferences (around 2 P.M.), we took advantage of the time we had and drove to Charlottesville, Virginia for meetings with our management. This involved a long car ride Saturday and another on Sunday. A great time of conversation, and even some travel games. (See Mac's Instagram page for a few of the results!)
Today we drove from Charlottesville to Williamsburg, which I just learned is part of America's Historic Triangle. You learn something new every day.
This marked about our fifth or sixth time playing Busch Gardens and we have so many great memories. We rode the Gryffon one year, and did a band old timey photo another time. It's usually been extremely hot but this year was a little different. It was raining this morning, and was supposed to stop raining by late afternoon. Right before we took the stage, there was zero precipitation in the area, according to the Internet.
Unfortunately, real life was a little different than the Internet. It rained through our entire set. The rain mostly consisted of a light mist, and never got more than a drizzle. Mac called it "liquid sunshine", reminding us all of our time working at a summer camp. We even did the old rain chant backstage for old times' sake: "It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter!"
But the audience didn't need a pep talk. They were there with us from beginning to end, singing and worshipping and generally having a great time. As I looked out I saw quite a few familiar faces. We worked in My Hope is You, which we haven't done in a while, and it fit in nicely with the songs off the new record as well as the classics.
Another great Williamsburg memory. Thanks to all who braved the rain. If you had half the fun we had then we had twice as much fun as you did. Or something like that. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. See y'all next time!