Well, as they say in the "biz", all good things come to an end. Thus, The 12 Days Of Christmas Tour concluded earlier tonight in Fall Creek, WI. Jonathan from Eleventyseven and I renamed the tour about a week ago to the 12 Days Of "Snow" Tour, and last night and tonight, we were justified on our decision. We performed in Green Bay, WI at a great venue called Cup O' Joy Coffee House. As we arrived, there was an overcast feel to the weather, but little did we know what was ahead for the rest of the evening. As the concert began and went on, Green Bay was hit with an incredible blizzard, with wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour, and drifting snow that would make Alaska proud. A huge thank you, however, to the small but energetic crowd that came out, knowing full well that the snow was on it's way. The show was fun, but the experience of loading the vans in the blizzard, and watching Eleventyseven (true South Carolia boys) shovel a drive way so we could park our vans, was the best part of the night.
After recovering from the blizard overnight, we awoke to 13 inches of snow, and both bands teamed with a snow blower to get our vans/trailers out of the drifts, so that we could head to Fall Creek, where during the same blizzard, a near 20 year record of snow fall was set with 21 inches. Top it all off with more fast wind, and a wind chill in the negatives, we basically knew that we were officially on our way to becoming human penguins. But, once again, the snow wasn't enough to stop not only us, but a great group of kids from coming and rocking with us for the final night of tour. Thanks to all the brave souls who helped make our Wisconsin experiences some to remember forever!
As I close out, I want to say some thank yous. First off, all thanks and praise goes to God for protecting us every single step of the way. The conditions were pretty much crazy for all 12 days, but He made a way through all the snow and wind, and I am so thankful for His mercy on this and all tours! Secondly, thanks to Eleventyseven for joining us on this festive little run. I can tell you honestly that those southern boys are three of the most genuine and awesome guys you'll ever meet, and I'm proud to call them my brothers. They are also three of the most insane and unpredictable people walking the face of the earth, but that just made this tour all the more fun! I want to thank all of you who not only come to our shows and give it your all jumping, clapping, and singing along, but read my ramblings here at JesusFreakHideOut. It's a privelage to share my heart with you every time we go out and about, and I hope that you can always take something away from one of these. And finally, thanks to JesusFreakHideOut for allowing me to share my thoughts on while on the road, and for giving you all the chance to pick up our version of O Holy Night via a free download from the site. What an awesome feeling to work with amazing people for God!
With that, I'll leave you for now. I'll be waking up in six hours to join my fellow band mates on a brisk 13 hour drive back to home sweet home: Ohio. We'll be winding down 2010 with just a pair of shows, one of which will be New Year's Eve in Mansfield, OH with our fellow Ohioan John Reuben. Keep your eyes peeled for some big stuff in 2011! God bless you all, and from all of us in TgT, have a safe, blessed, and very Merry Christmas!
Miah & TgT