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Drove through some driving rain for a few hours, but made it to Madison, GA. It'll be only three hours to home on Sunday. It's so nice we can park our traveling hotel room safe and secure in a Walmart parking lot whenever we need to! Of course another typical Switzer travel experience ...
... it's Homecoming weekend, he would've been disappointed if they hadn't been drank.
The show went ahead. Truckers are a band not to be defeated, even by events like this one tearing holes into their hearts. The billboard outside simply said "Rock for Craig" and a picture of him was hung above the 40 Watt sign at the back of the stage. The atmosphere was sombre; he knew the 40 Watt and the 40 Watt knew him.
The set was short and ...
... lost a pillar of its musical community, and the world is always a darker person when one of the good ones is taken from it. The house band upstairs just got a little bit louder.
Everyone was understandably shocked, but we knew the show would go on, we spent the afternoon doing what we do best, drinking in Trappeze! Drive-By Truckers are all great people and knew that the show had to go on. So, we ended up in the 40 Watt with no real idea what ...
... 1 fifth of the band had been seen.
We freshened up and ventured out to find Flickers to get food, see Craig's band Echo Canyon and to meet and greet fellow fans.
Food was had at a diner called Clocked. There were old school sci fi film posters plastered on the walls and a mushroom and Swiss burger on the menu; full of win. Ian and Dave had a burger named the Bronco burger... stacked high with every burger topping you can imagine, I realised we would not be losing ...
Not really the right term, but after a 4:30 alarma 3 hour wait around for flights eaten up with window shopping, eating expensive but mediocre breakfast, security was a breeze and the flight was good. Warnings of headwinds threatened turbulence, 232mph recorded at one time!!! Skipped the plane curry breakfast, dozed sporadically, ...
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