Sunday, July 13, 2008

Opening For The Eagles!!!!

It was the first part of May. We all loaded up  on the big blue bus and headed west towards California for the first time since touring with Dierks and Miranda. We played a couple gigs on the way out there in New Mexico and Arizona. We were all surprised at the number of people that knew our songs in places we had never been before. We woke up in Indio, California to an absolutely beautiful day! Sunshine, no humidity, palm trees, mountains.... it was a perfect day.
 The venue was at polo fields and the festival was probably the biggest set up we had ever seen. It was hard believe that our little band from cheatham street warehouse was about to share the stage John Fogerty and The Eagles!  

This is a picture of me on the same big screen as the eagles album cover shown above. They had two of 
these screens on each side of the stage. I bet that
they were each a couple stories tall.
This is a photo of us waiting to take the stage. We were the first band on the main stage and the first 100 yards directly in front of the stage was reserved seating. well, most people with reserved seats don't rush out to see the first band at 5 in the afternoon. That made it a little weird because we are soo used to connecting with our crowd but they were a football field away. It was a great show and a real honor to play drums in the same spot that Don Henley would be playing a couple of hours later!

John Fogerty and The Eagles ROCKED!!! Afterwards everyone was arguing over who rocked the most. The consensus was that Fogerty slayed The Eagles. To me they were both equally amazing!