This weekend I took it easy so I could rest up then gear up for the insanity that is the week I'm in the middle of as I prepare to sail international waters for a week starting on Saturday!
And today was the craziest part of it all as we observed 16 years of kicking ass in the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond with our biggest birthday bash to date, the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival!
To help promote today's big show, the boys in ADELITAS WAY dropped by the studio yesterday for a quick interview and a special acoustic performance. Check out the video:
I made a quick visit to my office this morning to get a few things done before having Tessa meet me at the station after having only gotten a couple of hours of sleep this morning since she worked third last night. We grabbed a quick bite to eat and got to Charter Amphitheater at Heritage Park in Simpsonville shortly after one and made it to the Planet tent right as local favorites KELEN HELLER were wrapping up their set to start the show.
MINDSET EVOLUTION took to the Ernie Ball stage next followed by CANDLELIGHT RED, REDLIGHT KING and DEUCE. Shortly after four, FOZZY took to the stage as the Planet tent cleared out since most of the Planet staff (myself included) wanted to see Chris Jericho and the boys throw down.
Wrapping up the Ernie Ball stage was P.O.D. then it was time for Mattman, Nine, FatBoy, Paige, Jeff Lewis Neal, Diesel and me to hit the main stage to officially welcome the crowd and announce ADELITAS WAY.
After ADELITAS WAY's set, Diesel and I returned to the main stage to announce STAIND then we had to get back to the front gate for the FOZZY meet and greet. I got to chat with Rich "The Duke" Ward and Chris Jericho as well as take some pics with the guys which was easily the highlight of my day!
After the FOZZY meet and greet, Tessa and I took off early so she could go home and get some rest and I could go to the office and get some work done. Thankfully I have seen GODSMACK and SHINEDOWN on more than one occasion plus I got a chance to meet hordes of ravenous P1s at the Planet tent where I was broadcasting my show! It's because of you that we have been dropkicking the Upstate in the face for over 16 years!