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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nacogdoches, TX Knows How to PARTY!!

Today was a blast. We played at Stephen F. Austin University at their Springfest. And MAN! They know how to put on an event! It was a huge outdoors festival - they had Mud Volleyball, inflatable games, BBQ, 4 different bands TONS of people - students, kids, adults, and SOOO many sweet doggies were out, too. :) It was BYOB and seriously just a freakin blast!

The bands were:
Josh Abbott Band
Rich O'Toole Band
Me :)
Casey Donahew Band

They are all really successful Texas bands. It is so awesome how Texas has a whole other level of appreciation for independent country music. You can sell out arenas and ONLY be known in Texas as an artist and only be played on Texas radio. Crazy, right? These kids knew every word to all of their songs - it was so great. And they welcomed us with open arms! It was REALLY fun to be put in the middle of all those great bands.

I had more fun playing today than I have in a while - which is saying a LOT because we have had a lot of great shows lately. But you know, it's all about the crowd. If they are giving me love, then we are all giving it right back. And then they give more, and then we give more, and it keeps escalating. The first few songs started out with only a few people up front... but the more we played, the more they came running!!!

When we were hanging out listening to Rich O'Toole - I was watching the crowd a bit. This one girl set her purse down on the ground and started pulling stuff out of it. I wasn't thinking about it at first - but normally, you'd see a girl pulling out a wallet or sunglasses or cell phone, right? Well, not this girl! She pulled out a beer, and put it in a koozie... and another beer, umm and another... and another... girlfriend pulled out 6 beers and koozies. It's all she had in there! And THAT my friends, set the tone for the day :)

You know... just hanging out with my friend the crawfish


This guy was getting the entire crowd dancing!!! And I even got to join in on Miguel's solo during "Fancy"!


Can you tell who played mud volleyball in this pic? Ya'll, the mud was up to their KNEES. It was ridiculous. There were so many people running around all day long that were completely COVERED in mud :)


My awesome Merch girl!!!


Signing the jeans. Oh yeah.


Casey Donahew was so great. They put on one hell of a show. :)


These students were incredible today. And this isn't even 1/4 of the kids that were helping out. They were so organized and there were a LOT of moving pieces to this event. I couldn't count how many games and booths there were. But they had everything under control and made us very comfortable all day.


I love Nacodoches - plus it's fun to say :)

Next stop.... Penn State in Altoona PA

Peace, Love, Fiddle,
~natalie

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2 Comments:

Blogger Missing Natalie In Nashville !! said...

Dearest Natalie,

When you left Nashville for your 6 week trip, we could not stop sighing so we thought we might as well try for a Guinness World record.

We figured out that 6 weeks = 42 days = 1,008 hours = 60,480 minutes = 3,628,800 seconds.

A sigh a second was coming naturally, so we thought we would try to beat the world record, but the passouts from lack of air caused a few problems, so we are now staying consistent at one sigh every 5 seconds, which equals 725,760 in 6 weeks.

This is not as easy as you might think, especially while eating and sleeping and other fun activities, and we have been asked to leave more than one restaurant and night club, becuase of something about being a buzz kill.

We do have great news though, we were on a plane and they put us in first class because of complaints from the passengers in the regular seating, and Simon and Garfunkel heard us and immediately rewrote a song and very soon will publish "The Sounds of Sighlence"

We sure look forward to you returning home soon, so hopefully our breathing and everything else in Nashville will be back to normal !!

Peace, Love, and missing you and your fiddle, but not too much :>

April 26, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger April said...

you put on a great show natalie! may i mention my purse full of beer was full of bottle caps by the time casey was finished! ;)

April 26, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

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