Raleigh, NC: 05-18-12
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
Today's show was pretty different for us. The show was originally scheduled to be a part of the Fall Make Your Move Tour, but was postponed to to a variety of factors, many beyond our control. To make up for that fact. All the previous ticket holders were being treated to a pre-show q&A/acoustic show/hot dog eating contest. Some of our wired fans seized on the opportunity of the rescheduled show to have a get together to celebrate their friendship and the band's 20th year making music. We rolled into the show with a few hands tied behind our back. First of all, it was our first show without Hoard in a long season. So, we were missing the really cool addition he is to our live sound. Also, the room is so boomy, I think the show from the week before was still happening in the rafters as our crew loaded in. In addition, our manager and business manger were on hand for meetings all day. Also, throw in that Mark and I had family members on site and you have the makings of a stressful day.
We enjoyed our time hanging out with the gomers, and come request time, we tried to honor as many requests as we could.