Today was a historic day in the life of Third Day. We had the opportunity to perform a song with two of our spiritual and musical heroes. It was a moment we won't soon forget.
Before I get to that, let me talk about a few of the moments that happened earlier today. Our performance today was part of a brand new festival called Spirit Fest. The coolest feature of this festival is that it's held at Rangers Ballpark. If I'm not mistaken this is the only Christian festival staged at a Major League Baseball stadium. Being huge baseball fans, it was pretty amazing to have a stadium suite as a green room and a baseball clubhouse as a dressing room. I always turn into a little kid when I see a stadium from "behind the scenes".
It was a pretty chill day. Several of us went to lunch at a cool Mexican joint near the ballpark. With it being a festival we got to see many friends such as the guys from Switchfoot. And speaking of chill, it was a cool night in Texas, so we had to bundle up a little bit before taking the stage.
If you've followed us over the last several months, you've seen we've brought Peter Furler onstage as a sit in guest. We had planned on doing that again tonight, but Peter suggested we up the ante a bit. Christian music legend Mylon LeFevre lives in the area, so we invited him to join us.
We spent a little bit of time rehearsing on the bus and a lot of time chatting with Mylon and Peter. Those guys are the real deal, and it was very educational and inspirational to be able to just sit and talk for a bit.
The show was really great. Knowing that we have a couple of surprises up our sleeves always adds some energy to the show. And the crowd in Texas ignored the cold temperatures - it was as if they were on a mission to have fun and worship God. We brought Peter out and he was awesome as always. Then Mylon came out and we launched into "The Good Old Gospel Ship", an old Southern Gospel standard that he had recorded. It was such an honor to share the stage with those guys, and you could tell the crowd sensed something special as well. It was a moment we won't soon forget.
Tomorrow we travel home for a short time off. We'll catch up with you in Ohio on Thursday!