Thursday, 6 December 2007
Visited Waffle House, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and Sweet Tomato. Perfect day!
Tomorrow we fly home leaving here at 3pm ish.
My honest thoughts on the whole experience would be unprofessional to put here.
With the exception of one person on our whole visit we have been made very welcome and treated extremely well - even by people who don't know us. In that sense we've been left with a very positive view of the "south".
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Here's the set list.
Smitty was on top form and looked completely relaxed as usual. Off stage he was amiable and approachable as well. It was truly a pleasure to be here and share this musical event. Here's a little medley...
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Wednesday 28th November
So, arrived in
Thursday 29th November
Drove up to
About 2400 seater probably and pretty well sold out. It became apparent as soon as we arrived that something was amiss. It first became evident when Mac nearly dropped his mic during rehearsal when he saw me.
He has no idea that we were coming. Then one by one we heard the same from Tai, Mark, Brad and David.
The gig was interesting but not riveting, Jars of Clay did all Christmas stuff. Dan has an amazing voice.
The whole “we’re here” thing was rather embarrassing for both them and us, Mac tried to work a few things out as he felt bad about what had happened, but we just went back to our hotel and told him not to worry.
Friday 30th November
We drove quite a bit North of Rome to
The gig here was in a University Arena which seated 6000, probably sold 4500. Good gig and a new song which Brad had written about his adopted baby daughter from
Said a genuine goodbye to the guys after the gig and back to the hotel.
Saturday 1st December
Drove down into
Sunday 2nd December
Elvis Day! We did
His airplane was cool and his cars amazing.
Long live the King!
Monday 4th December
We drove most of the day and ended up in Sulphur Springs near
and had the meal of the trip. Amazing for £5.50!
Tuesday 5th December
Arrived at the Meyerson Symphony Hall to see Smitty. Got a VERY warm welcome from everyone. He’s touring with special guests Melinda Doolittle from American Idol and CCM band the Katinas.
Sound check sounds amazing
and I’m really looking forward to tonights gig. Just need to find a hotel that doesn’t cost the earth…..