The 4th of July is always a fun time for everyone. What other day can you eat hot dogs, swim, and blow things up? Our show today was the big July 4th fireworks festival, presented by the City of Easley, South Carolina.
The day began with a TV appearance on "Your Carolina with Jack and Megan". We were invited to be a special guest on the show. Now, television airtime is precious, so they don't waste one second- and yet we got TWO live segments!
Silas is a true professional- here he is in the greenroom before we went on air:
Thanks again Megan and Jamarcus, and WSPA TV- we had a great time!
We went on over to the venue. Thankfully, the rain did subside. We were able to get the trailer unloaded and get everything set up. This was a huge place with a great stage:
Fortunately, they also don't seem to last very long. The storm passed with 20 minutes. We were able to dry everything off as much as possible, then they made another announcement and we went back on stage to finish the show. In all these years, I don't remember the last time we've had to literally divide a show in half due to rain. But, that's the nature of outdoor shows. We were fairly certain with a tour this long, that we would run into this at some point. We've had hard rain during several of our load-ins, but never during an outdoor show. No matter though- we had fun, the show went very well, and the crowd was great!
The city of Easley does a huge fireworks display every July 4th. We spoke with some of the locals who told us that main street is the best viewing spot. They were right!
So, tonight we're using quite a few quarters in the hotel's dryers to get our big drapes ready for tomorrow's show. Macon, Georgia is our destination, and while we're hoping for a big crowd, it's an indoor venue, so at the very least, we'll be dry! Should be fun!