I’m pretty sure that this was the biggest event that I ever had the opportunity to play at and we had a great time.
The weather was perfect for Barkaritaville.
All three of our daughters were there with their boyfrinds as were some of our friends who came out to support us and the SPCA.
We sounded pretty good, playing on the City of Aiken’s $172,000.00 mobile stage which got us six feet off the ground.
People danced, came up to talk to us during breaks, made requests for songs and seemed like they really enjoyed our music. I mention that because the last few times we played, it was not like that.
For me, it is always a great rush of excitement to stand up in front of anyone, never mind a couple of hundred people and hope I remember my parts.
There is often a very fine line between excitement and terror. I must admit, that it was close to terror for me during the day yesterday. I will go so far as to admit that this 54 year old kid called his parents in the morning to tell them how scared he was about playing later in the day. Luckily, I was able to focus that enegry/stress in a positive fashion and everything worked out.
No reason to start thinking about quiting my day job, that’s for sure, but I’m already thinking about next time.
It’s great fun and I am thankful that I am able to enjoy this.