KLTY: THE Christian Radio Station of Dallas Texans, puts on an annual Festival called Celebrate Freedom. I've heard that up to 200,000 people have gone to the one day free festival. Yesterday, not as many people turned out, maybe because it was 99 degrees, or the new location didn't have the same nostalgia as previous years at South Fork Ranch, but none the less, I was excited to be invited back for the 3rd time! Truly. I told John Hudson yesterday, it's like if you go to eat at someone's house that you really like, and they invite you back...or if you go on a date with someone you like, and at the end, they say, "we should do this again sometime", It feels great! You should never feel entitled to receive a call-back. How arrogant would that make you? So needless to say, I've been pretty stinking flattered that they'd asked me back twice now. I was going to play at 6:10. Meredith Andrews went on just before that and my band played with her (Ashley Appling filled in for Josh) for her song "You're Not Alone" And she killed it (that's a good thing) Great song Meredith! Then she introduced me, "Now, would you please welcome, Aaron Shust!" Just then, someone from KLTY walked to the front and said, "Everybody, the storm is getting very close and it's bad and we need to head for cover immediately: to the corridors or to your cars right now!"
People were bewildered. They stared at her like, "are you serious"
Just then a massive thunderclap crackled through the blackening sky, accompanied by an immediate bolt of lightning. And every teenaged girl in the stadium screamed. It was incredible.
The people scattered, leaving remnants of folding chairs and umbrellas. We waited and waited for the storm to pass until finally, they called it officially cancelled. I never played one note.
We grabbed some Mexican food, went to bed. Got up at 4:30 again. Now I'm home.