Friday, November 9, 2007

day two...

Ok, so I'm quickly getting used to my short-term home (see picture) and the way things are rolling on this tour. We're pretty well under a set schedule of driving/sleeping after midnight, showing up at the next day's venue sometime by early morning. The crew gets up before Aaron, Building, Meredith and myself and the bands... they load up the whole sound system, merch tables, etc. and we stroll into the venue for lunch. Showers are strange, 'cause they're usually mid-day, either at the venue or a quick run to a nearby hotel. We sound check, get ready, grab some dinner, and in and around that we just wait--that's when I'm checking e-mail and trying to grab a little quality phone time with my little man, Conner, at home.

I mentioned in-ear monitors in my first post of the tour--glorified earbud headphones that are molded to the inside of my ears. They're great for hearing yourself, but they kind of exclude the noise of the outside world, so it's harder to hear the congregation sing, etc. Most people are using 'ears' these days, so I've felt like a regular amateur the past few days--but I'm quickly adapting, and I'm confident I'll return to St. Louis wishing I could use them all the time...

Hope you all are doing well... I definitely took your advice on the set list--those of you who voted! Thanks for the input, and hope many of you are able to come out and see a show. Building, Aaron and his band, and Meredith are all awesome, so it's been a great couple nights so far...

We'll catch up later... day three is upon us.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

Fancy schmancy wheels!

Mark Roach said...

yeah, I posted the pic for you, of course... you said you wanted pictures...

:)

Lisa E. said...

You know I'm also a fan of photos- so thanks for posting the one of the bus! Looking forward to more tour photos and hearing about the bus etiquette! Kel asked all the same questions that I would have, on the other day's blog! And what songs ended up being your official playlist?

Great to hear it's going well!

Lisa E. said...

I forgot something I wanted to mention...you know Kraig has traveled with work for many years, and one thing he did for Kailey when she was Conner's age that she LOVED- was sent postcards. They talked on the cell phone, but she thought it was cool getting mail- and he could always find a postcard even at a convinience store.

The bigger thing though, was that he always brought home a keychain from every city he visited. It was an inexpensive, easy to find (convinience stores and airports always had them) gift- and kind of a little educational too, since they usually had something to do with what was unique about that city or state. She had a great little collection, and she could put them on her backpacks and carry them around and think about her daddy. :)