It's September 1st. Summer is over. Well, not by calendar/astrological standards, the Autumnal Equinox doesn't occur for another 21 days, but come on. Summer's over and we all know it.
We played at Northminster Church in Peoria, IL last night on their baseball field, set up at home plate. It was very cool. 3,500 Peorians and other varied Illini showed up and stayed out late, on the eve of Labor Day. We played a 75 minute set (76 actually) and despite some technical difficulties earlier in the day, the show went off with only a couple hitches (Like having no vocal in my ears for the first half of Give It All Away). The crowd was fantastic, I think they had a good time, and they were ready to sing!
We got to the hotel around 11pm, i took a bath (which i guess you're not 'supposed' to do at hotels, cause that's gross, my wife tells me...but i really wanted a bath) then set the alarm and got a wake up call for 3:30 this morning. Hotels don't even Provide coffee that early.
After landing at the airport, I was giving Duffy a ride home in my Jeep, but I couldn't find my parking ticket. The toll booth lady had to look me up, I told her I was only parked for a day. She told me (10 minutes later) that I had been there for 3 days. I said that I hadn't. She said that I had. So I backed out and searched my luggage again and finally found it. The ticket said 8/31, not 8/29. That was a close one.
Home again. Drinking coffee (finally) out of my Cafe Du Monde mug, and my thoughts turn toward New Orleans. Pray!