An Evening With
The last time we played Franklin, NC was at a roller skating rink. It was one of our most, um, memorable shows ever. I still have a visual of us having to move cables around so people could get back to skating in between our sets. Good times.
Speaking of good times, we have some great memories of Franklin, NC. During the summers of '94 and '95, the guys in Third Day worked as camp counselors at a YMCA camp right across the state line from Franklin. We would get one night off a week. Usually those nights off were spent in the "big city" of Franklin at the movies or the Mexican restaurant. So it's good to be back.
Today was a unique day for us. Since our show today is close by, we hung out at home this morning before driving up to Franklin for the show. We were able to go to church and spend some time with our families this morning, which is a rare treat on a weekend.
Since the show was so close, I tried to get my daughter Kitty to join me for the show. She was busy, but sent her friend Bat Girl to the concert in her place. As you can see from the above photo, Bat Girl stuck around to protect us during the show, and even came out on stage at one point.
We had a great show in a beautiful theatre in Franklin. Fortunately we had a great crowd. And surprisingly, they drove from all over. Several folks were there from Tennessee and a couple of big groups drove up from South Carolina. And, of course, there were Georgia people there, including a lot of our friends and family. Scotty's parents were there, and he brought his son out onstage to say hey to the crowd. So it was a fun night.
After the show we stuck around and signed autographs. I'll be honest - we were a little worried the skating rink crowd would think we were "too big for our britches". I'm kidding, of course. The people in North Carolina were great to us. It was a lot of fun being able to meet so many of them after the show.
Well, I gotta go. I need to tell Kitty about everything she missed. Or maybe Bat Girl can tell her.