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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Maryville. All Rained Out :(

What a bummer!!!!! I was really excited to play in Tennessee today - it's so seldom we get to play this close to home. We arrived safely in Maryville around 6:30 this morning after a long overnight drive from South Bend. Grabbed a few hours sleep - just enough to rejuvenate and get all refreshed for a show!

We got to the school and this awesome singer songwriter - James Trimble - was playing an acoustic set. We unloaded all of our gear from the trailer (with LOTS of help from the students! THANK YOU!) got it to the stage... and then the dark clouds came a-rollin in.

After waiting a few minutes to see what would happen... we rolled all the heavy gear and amps back into the trailer and put the instruments close by under a roof. We headed in doors to wait out the rain. It got to the point where the radar looked like we were in the clear and the rain had stopped so we headed back outdoors. We unloaded the trailer again. Got everything onstage, started unpacking... and Guess what?! Even BIGGER drops started coming down.

We started packing up our gear and rolling is back to the trailer like a pit crew!

At this point the stage was all wet and there was just no way to set up electrical gear :( The inflatables all came down because the generators have to be shut off with the rain. Ughh. It was so sad. The students were SO sweet and helpful. Maryville College is on a gorgeous campus in Tennessee near Knoxville. BUT... no show. Oh well. Hopefully we'll get to go back sometime and ACTUALLY play.

They said they haven't had this event outside in 5 years. And this morning was gorgeous with a tiny chance of rain. BUMMER.

But the students ordered us food from this local restaurant called The Tomato Head. It was UNBELIEVABLE! I hope we get to go back sometime soon. One of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten! It was called the "Oh Boy!" And there were TONS of options for David, too. Normally he has to find whatever dish has the least meat and ask them to leave it out. But today he had as many or more options as the rest of us!

Now we are on I-40W headin home!!! We'll be there less than 24 hours, but hey! I'll take what I can get! We have just enough time to get some laundry done... drop off Miguel to welcome his newest child into the world, and pick up our sub guitar player for the next couple of weeks!

Yee HAW!

Peace. Love. Fiddle.
~natalie

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Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

Hay : )

I can't believe it's been about 4 days since I've been on my computer; I've just read about your busy as usual last few days : )

Please let Miguel know that I'm sorry that his grandmother passed away. I pray that Miguel and his family find comfort in knowing they will see her again in heaven.

Happy Birthday to Jessie !! I'm glad she's legal at all your events now : )

I think Mark and Janice are some of the coolest fans in the universe, it's awesome to see them attending so many of your shows !!

I hope and pray the rain will be good to you this weekend and not wash you more than you want to be washed : ) : )

And I hope everyone is praying for the critters and people in the Gulf area, and praying that the oil leak will be stopped and the damage controlled immediately !!!

May 1, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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