Josh and I played a cool stripped down set in Susanville, CA at the County Fair Wednesday. We played at 8:00 or something in the Grandstand area, where they race cars. We had a small kit set up, a keyboard and two acoustic guitars for us to hop around on. I had been hearing this band play from somewhere across the fairgrounds through the course of the day, during sound check and what not. I thought they sounded pretty good. They obviously had a couple different singers...a guy sometimes, a girl others. By the time we played, we were the last set of the day. While the promoter was introducing me, he asked me if we were ready. It was really casual, so I just asked him off microphone if that other band was almost done...cause they were still rockin it. He said he was pretty sure they must be almost done. So we started into a few songs nice and loudly, as loud as two guys can get, not being Nelson. By the time we got to "Stillness" I stopped to talk about how God quite often speaks through silence and quiet...but I couldn't help notice that the sounds of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" were echoing throughout the park while I was talking. And even on into the song which was extra special during those quiet intimate moments.
It turns out it wasn't a band at all. It was the mechanical bull that was just on the other side of the Grandstand.
Awesome. I told the crowd it was kinda like this commercial...but bad.