This blog is a part of a series #31DaysofBlogging … we are going through the year (2015) chronologically.
We woke up the day after Country Thunder and it felt like a dream. We had played on a huge stage in front of an amazing audience. We were treated so well and were in such great company. This was far and away the biggest show we have done. We were feeling pretty good.
One thing we love about what we do is that we get to play ALL kinds of different shows. We play in living rooms, in theaters, in schools, at festivals, in clubs...really no two shows are exactly alike for us and that keeps us on our toes.
That brings us to the show that we had in Ohio two days after we opened for Luke Bryan. It was July and it was HOT. We drove to Ohio for a show we were going to play that was hosted by the “Historical Society” in the local city park….outdoors. #Sweatfest2015
You guys, it was the sweetest audience. So many of the audience members were brought in on buses from their assisted living and nursing homes. We’re pretty sure they really had no clue who we were and no clue who Luke Bryan was...so telling them we had just opened for him meant literally nothing to them. It was so good for us to remember that humility is KEY! We had just come off of this BIG show and there was the possibility of us getting over-confident about it. But then we showed up in the lettuce-fields of Ohio and played to the sweetest audience who really could care less who we are. They just wanted to enjoy a night out in the park listening to music and being entertained. And we got to play a part in that....how cool is that?!
We debated whether or not we should play “Baby One More Time” (our slow-jam Britney Spears cover) and whether or not we should play our song “Skinny Jeans”...wondering if perhaps those songs were not the most appropriate for this particular audience.
But we are who we are and we do what we do, so we went for it. Do you know what it’s like singing “Get those skinny jeans out of my sight…” to rows full of Grandma’s and Grandpa’s? It’s REALLY FUNNY. Every once in awhile, we would make eye contact on stage and try not to totally just crack up.
But you know what? We got them clapping along, smiling, and whether they know what skinny jeans are or not, we think they actually had a good time! So it was a privilege to be able to spend the evening with them and all sweat together under that July sun. We are always thankful when we get the chance to share our songs with people. It’s the coolest feeling ever.
The next few days we’ll be talking about a trip to Canada we took at the end of July...how we met some new friends there and visited our wonderful friend Jann Arden. See ya tomorrow!