Oh my gosh! Talk about HOTTTTTTTT!!!! 106 degrees. Especially when running late for the Wired M&G, you park in the farthest place imagined, run to the gate, go through security, buy two park tickets, and find out you have to go the farthest possible place in the back of the park. I literally thought I was going to DIE!!!!!! We got to the park when the original start time of the M&G was. So, we literally ran in 106 degree weather, to get back to the amphitheater to find that the M&G hasn't started yet. Oh man.. but we literally ran back there. It was to the point where I thought I couldn't go anymore. So, we got to the gate and saw the guys doing a little M&G with some contest winners, I believe. And I saw them looking at us. I hid, because I was keeping this a surprise. I didn't want them seeing me until the M&G. So, I hid behind the tree. We were escorted to the M&G area and we had to walk past the guys.. I hid behind my sister the whole way. Because they were curious. But..... I MADE IT without them seeing me.. I think. PTL.. Lott had a big cooler of ice water for us. David was visiting with Michelle beside me, he started to go back to take a picture with them.. he looks at me and does a double take. He gave me a hug. He was surprised to see me. My secret was a SUCCESS! :) But anyways, the concert was great.. but I still think Terre Haute, IN. the night before was the best! :)
Make A Difference Tour
It's almost funny to me how much I talk about the weather in this blog. If you haven’t noticed, maybe now you will. The life of the crew in summer time shares an uncanny symmetrical relationship between weather and mood. Simply stated: good weather = good day; bad weather = you get the idea.
Today there was not a cloud in the sky, which turned the lovely Six Flags pavilion stage into something like a pizza oven. This show marked approximately 8 performances for TD at this venue. I say approximate because I personally have only done it twice and the band (even the walking encyclopedia Mark Lee) can’t recall how many shows they’ve done there. Anyway, its a lot.
All weather aside, the people in the St. Louis area were unhindered. They showed up by the thousands, and I am told the number of attendees was around 10,000. It felt amazing to see that many hands in the sky rocking and worshiping with the band. They played a similar set to last night, which included the new songs, “Lift Up Your Face”, “Gone”, and for the second time ever, “Children of God”. Also, our good buddy Trevor Morgan was there as a mini-opener and collaborator throughout the show.
This was a solid show to end a solid run. We were grateful to have a full weekend of shows, and circumstantially they were all great. Now we have a few weeks off, so I’ll be busy editing some more video. Keep checking back, I have a good surprise coming to you in the near future.