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.