Thursday, July 21, 2011

Omaha, NE

Today started out smooth & ended up a doozy. I awoke to the sound of pitter patter rain on the roof of the bus. I walked out of the bus once it was over & it was cool & overcast. The weather progressed to hot & muggy throughout the day.
I ate breakfast & workout HEAVY today with Wyatt & Jimmy. When I started working out with these guys 2 years ago, I was unable to lift the weight or do the reps that they were doing. Today was the first day that I went pound for pound & rep for rep with them. While I can tell that I'll be ├╝ber-sore in the coming days, I am excited at my obvious progress.
I was a napping bastard today (probably due to the heat & the workout). I am a HUGE proponent of naps now... especially with the workout & the hefty show that we try to pull off. The Eat & Greet was of the normal variety. Almost too hot to eat, but we all made due.
Kid Rock was hanging on Zac's bus shortly after Eat & Greet & for the whole evening. He came out & did a song toward the end of our set. We played the baseball field here in Omaha. The crowd was very energetic. We really couldn't ask for more. I brought my Gibson Firebird back out on tour. It's almost 9 month absence has been noticed not only by me but some on our crew. Glad to have it back for my "Who Knows" solo. It felt like an old pair of worn in jeans... frayed in all the right spots. I was so sweaty tonight it looked as if some one hit me with a fire hose during the set. Had a blast though.
Although I'm not looking forward to waking up tomorrow (due to the soreness), I can't wait to get back on stage again. I love playing with these guys.