This show in Tulsa was awesome, and in spite of the sound being difficult, I think it was great that we were on the midway at the fair in the middle of that goes on there, worshipping Jesus for all to hear. And my son fulfilled a nearly life long dream when he met Mac that night, thanks for the great show.
The day began with a hearty debate on why the Tulsa State Fair is not the Tulsa City Fair as their is already an Oklahoma State Fair in OKC. With the help of wikipedia and the local runners, we determined that basically OKIES like frying stuff so much, they had to have two state fairs to hold all the grease traps.
The crew embarked on an artery rocking journey into the world of fair food. I saw funnel cakes, fried cheesecake, and even fried snickers dipped in cotton candy.
David and I decided to resist Satan and all his evil fried temptations and headed to the yuppie polar opposite of the fair, the apple store. We met a couple of Third Day fans there who helped me buy a new laptop so I could stop borrowing Lott's to do these updates.
When we returned to the venue to rock, we found a great crowd waiting to sing along. Jason Hoard was out for this show so we felt the sonic freedom to dig into some of the songs we wouldn't normally try, especially on the more consolidated set list of the Make A Difference Tour.
The sound was challenging tonight with the bass bouncing off the tilt-a-world, but we muscled through the set, and the crowd seemed to have a great time.
Oh yea, one last highlight was seeing pastor Bill Scheer from Guts church. We had played there back in 1995 or 96. Their church brings the gospel to biker culture. It was great to catch up.