There was definitely no rest for the Twisted this past weekend!¬† I snuck out of the studio a few minutes early on Friday to go see NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN and SICK PUPPIES!¬† I got to the Bi-Lo Center just in time to catch the PUPS play "Pathetic" and "You're Going Down".
BREAKING BENJAMIN made their way to the stage next and I got to catch a handful of songs before going backstage for a brief meet-and-greet with SICK PUPPIES!
NICKELBACK was soon to follow and they put on a good show and Chad was quite the clever frontman as he interacted with the audience and even managed to corrupt a young nine-year-old girl in the front row!¬† However, I cut out early not being a big NICKELBACK fan and left while they were playing "Friends in Low Places" by GARTH BROOKS!¬† Really guys?!
I got up early the next morning expecting to get together with the guys for an early morning band rehearsal/brainstorming session.¬† When my alarm went off I saw I had a text from Burket saying he wasn't gonna be able to make it.¬† Instead of going back to sleep, I tossed and turned for a couple of hours then got up and ran to BLVD Music to get a case for my new bass as well as some strings and a killer new tee!
That night I went back to NCW to see our very own Jeff Lewis Neal take on Reid Flair, son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair.¬† However, Flair was a no-show, but I hung around and joined Mark Hendrix and family to root for JLN as he had the main event regardless.
Sunday I slept in and went to the noon service at Brookwood Church before heading to Chesnee to pick up Melissa, my date for the SKILLET show that night.¬† Our seats were great as we had VIP seats close to the stage as THE LETTER BLACK opened the show.¬† RED was next with a killer set that included their cover of DURAN DURAN's "Ordinary World".¬† Then came SKILLET!!!!¬† I really can't describe them live, they must be SEEN!
On the way home I managed to get us lost so we rode around Charlotte trying to get back onto I-85 but ended up settling for taking I-77.¬† The idea was to hit Billy Graham Parkway and hit I-85 from there but I managed to even miss that exit so we had to go through Rock Hill, the home of my alma mater Winthrop University.¬† We stopped at the Denny's in Rock Hill for some grub and I ended up talking to a guy who turned out to be a big fan of the show and a new P1 (Stackflu).¬† He was very enthusiastic about meeting me especially in such a random place and he even paid for my dinner which I discovered only when I went to go pay my bill!
After dropping my date off, I ended up getting home around 1:30 and I was exhausted!¬† However, I managed to get up early enough to go workout before going into the office.¬† After work, it was time to suit¬†up and head to band practice which was quite a bit more productive than the previous week as we are starting to formulate a game plan for getting this project off the ground.