This was another first time city for me, it was Sunday night, and there was freezing rain. I’m amazed anyone at all came out, let alone the large, warm and wonderful audience we were lucky enough to have. My traditional end-of-tour cold kicked in about 2 hours before show time, so I spent the first few songs of the set floating somewhere above my body trying to make it sing and play the guitar. I think we got there eventually. Another request for “Soft Rocked” and guess who got right back on that horse, rode it hard, and hung it up wet? Me, that’s who. Chuck Berry will be using the same green room and stage at Blueberry Hill in a couple of days, which is kind of weird.
I’m back in NYC now, though I go to New Haven tonight to give a Master’s Tea at dear old Yale. After that it’s just the long slow unwind of December, during which I expect to finally break 1,000,000 in Geometry Wars. I will also take a nap.
The audience at Blueberry Hill was far too wide for my poor little Treo lens, so I had to take two pictures:
Thanks everyone for a great trip, and another incredible year. It still hits me from time to time, especially when I’m in a strange city playing for a great crowd: this is actually my job now, and I feel like the luckiest man in the world. I’ll be back on the road (somewhere) in Jan and Feb, so stay tuned…