Yesterday was an incredibly fun day as I got to get out of the studio for a while and go bowling while on the clock....with BLACK STONE CHERRY!!!! Tessa and I got to Golden Lanes in Simpsonville around 2:30 before the band and most of the contest winners arrived.
While waiting on everyone to show up, a group of three early teenage kids approached me and asked if they could pray for me. Assuming they had me pegged as some Hellbound heathen, I admittedly got a bit defensive and snarkily replied, "Are you gonna pray for my soul?". The lead kid then clarified that the Lord had laid on their hearts to pray for someone wearing camouflage as I was wearing my camo shorts. He continued to ask if I had anything that needed to be prayed for and, after a moment, I told them my brother who is currently in prison. He then showed me the tablet he had been carrying which had 'lost brother' written on it suggesting that it referred to the fact that my brother was incarcerated. Not entirely sure what to make of it, whether it was a message from God or a stretching coincidence, I decided to let the kids lay hands on me and pray.
Definitely one of the more unusual experiences I've had at a station event! And, yes, that's Jeff Lewis Neal snapping the pic with himself in the bottom left-hand corner!
When the winners arrived, people went ahead and started bowling and eating some pizza provided by the bowling alley as I resorted back to my unusual bowling technique:
Yeah, I just chuck the damn thing! Hey, it works....sorta!
When the band arrived, they did an autograph session followed by a quick photo session before hitting the lanes with our contest winners!
Later that night, Tessa and I went out to the show at the Handlebar and even got to hang out on BSC's tour bus and preview their new upcoming single "Blame It on the Boom Boom"!
When the band hit the stage, it was ON! Great stage presence especially from guitarist Ben Wells and drummer John Fred Young the latter of whom did an amazing midset drum solo! Can't wait to see 'em again!