Tonight we were in Lowell, MA just outside of Boston (motto: Have you seen our three parking spaces?). I can only vouch for the 2 1/2 hours I was there but it was amazing!
I flew in from California. Those that dont own a globe or went to public school... just know that California is as far away from Boston as you can get and still be in the United States. Actually I flew out from San Fransico and I’m not sure that’s still part of our great nation. :)
So I landed at Logan airport at 5:30PM and Lott (the best road manager in the world) had a runner waiting for me outside to hopefully race me to the venue in time for a 6:30PM show. The runner was also a rigger which is a person that sets up concerts. However, she had obviously missed her calling in life...that of being a Nascar driver. I’ve never seen anyone drive like that...and keep in mind, I was in 2 New York cabs 2 days ago! Of course, maybe its legal to drive on parts of the sidewalks in Boston and I was just unaware.
I arrived just in time to go on stage having not seen the venue set up or the audience. Matt (our monitor genius) handed me a mike and I walked out to 3,000 people ready for a great night. I knew Massachusetts was famous for having great comedians and everyone loving comedy and whoever spread that rumor was correct! This crowd was so engaged and enjoyed every joke. They also had a huge heart to do God’s work as evident by the 78 children’s lives that were saved tonight through World Vision!
I always hear how Massachusetts loves comedy but they are obviously rockers at heart. So, as every night so far on the tour, Third Day sensed the crowd's excitement and took the stage by storm! The set up of the venue helped as well because every seat had a great view of the stage. Mark even played a strange instrument that looked like a guitar that always wanted to be a piano. It was turned sideways and Mr. Lee rocked a great solo on that strange thing that looked like it was assembled at a Goodwill. All in all, it was a great night full of fun and worship! In Boston terms...it was a wicked cool night!
-Comedian Bob Smiley