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The Spring Tour

The last month and a bit

Well the last 6 weeks has been amazing - we worked out the we have been through 20 of Americas 50 states! We have spent a whole lot of time in our bus... and in a van when our bus wouldn't quite go.
The second leg of the Spring Tour was to up to Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. No one was really looking forward to the 20 hour drive to get to the first gig. It turns out we never had to do it...we made it to manchester Tennessee before spending about 4 hours at the mechanics before realising there was no chance. The guys ended up flying off to the shows leaving the rest of the girls and I to get the bus home and get it fixed. It was a very long 2 hours back home - stopping regularly to fill up the transmission fluid and just the general stress that we wouldn't make it back.
The week we spent in Louisiana and Athens, Georgia was the first that we had time to look around. The first stop was New Orleans - It was quite incredible to see the aftermath that still remains 2 1/2 years on from hurricane Katrina.

We walked through The Fench Quarter and along the Mississippi River.

We had a bit of time to spare before the show in athens so Rich and I went for a walk through the town. The town is based around a college, so the shops and atmosphere is quite cool. It is also home of the Georgia bulldogs - the college football team. The stadium fits 97,000 people which easily gets sold out every game. A bit of a different world. We are looking forward to being part of the craziness when the season begins again.

After the athens show we headed to Kay and Barry's lake house. So Nice!! It was a great break for us. Rich was thrilled to see a wharf and fishing poles! ... we didn't catch anything.

After a tour leg to Oklahoma and Kasas we head to New Your state - we welcomed the change in food, much more like the food from home, but the was a definite difference in the warmth of the people. The guys did some great shows and i got the chance to go in and take some pictures of them...
During Third Days set Mac brings out the 3 singers from the other bands and they sing "Handle with care" by The Traveling Wilburys. They also need a guitar player so Rich plays every night with Third Day too. A bit of a blast! One of the Lyrics is 'everybody's got somebody to lean on' and everyone on stage leans on someone... i think this is the most stressful part of the night. The first night Rich didn't know about it and was left in the lerch... I'm stressed for Rich the whole song that it will happen again.

and here is me... just so you know i'm working.

We are happy to be back in Atlanta - and looking forward to some local gigs and a regular sleeping pattern.

Posted by richandnic 13:59

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oh you guys have been having so much fun (and doing a lot of hard work!). Very glad you've had a good break with mum and got to try and fish too!
Miss you STAX!
Love Razza and Jonesy

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