Well, it’s always a good feeling to have the first show out of the way. No matter how much rehearsing we do, which is always very little, the first night of tour is a bit rough. Not to mention it was James’ first live go with about 26 songs. I think we can all agree that he did a great job. At least he’s made some progress with this:
There’s not many more positive things to say about Nashville and I’m trying to eradicate negativity in my life so I’ll just move on. Besides feeling a bit like a pack of deer in the headlights, Jay had to deal with one audience member standing right in front of him with a video camera in his face. I’m sure he meant well and is a big fan but it’s very distracting and really makes us wonder how much he’s enjoying the show. There’s nothing we can do about people taking photos/videos on their photos or cameras but it would be nice if they took the photo and put it away or stood further away from the stage. We also had some technical difficulties, namely, Mark’s amp dying. It seems to be working today, however. After the show we went back to the hotel and listened to bizarro New Country music being piped out in front of the lobby.