Monday, May 28, 2012

Road Trip: The Weather Strikes Back

Back from the overnight road trip. Karma may be a bitch, but Mother Nature is even a bigger one.

The ride to my second assault on Danville was uneventful. The choice of hotel proved to be a good one and we anticipated a fun night of food, friends and music. Well, two out of three ain't bad. An outdoor event is always a bit iffy and last night, just at the time the show was scheduled to looked like the world was about to end.

We actually arrived to hear the second half of the last song during soundcheck. Hell, that sounds great. Ten minutes later the band was covering up anything which couldn't be removed easily. We grabbed some food and sat on the outdoor deck under table umbrellas. As the rain began slowly at first, we all continued to sit there, a little wet,  but hey it's only water. It was nice to catch up with the band and a few people I had met on my first trip down. The skies continued to grow more threatening and as the guy sitting next to be pulled up doplar radar on this phone (don't you just love technology), it was plain to see what was predicted to be scattered T-Storms was now a full-fledged weather front.

As the skies opened, the thunder and lightning which had been in the distance were now right over us. Might be the time to bring this party inside the bar.  Which is what we did, and is where we continued to talk, laugh and raise a few glasses. What can you do? The show wasn't gonna happen.  Later we heard on the news that a town not too far away received 3.5" of rain in 45 minutes. That is not good.

All in all, it was a night out, a chance to reconnect, and a road trip. Thanks to Hybrid Ice for almost kicking ass the whole night. Rick, Bob, Jason, Rusty and Chris... maybe Lock Haven in July. Can you say rain check?

I'll just say....Road Trip.


1 comment:

  1. yeah,mother nature is a bitch.well versed with least we got to hang out with some very nice people,suck a few cold ones.MOST of all my significant other got a night away from tears&heartaches.twas agood night next time hope to hear the guys play?