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Tour Day Four started with a sweet sunrise wake-up for Dan and I, having slept on the balcony for the evening. Followed by immediately falling back asleep. Sunrise is too darn early, man. The majority of the day flowed into hiking, fishing, and another dip in the creek before wrapping for lunch at The Wildflower Cafe, [ link ] a delicious spot with grandly unique flair.
The crew started setting up for our rehearsal at about 4 after having waited for some storms to move through the area. We suspended a tarp above the outdoor setup spot to ward off any further sprinkles and looked forward to playing to the Colorado wilderness.
The Empty Pockets went in for a series of meetings and to start prepping for rehearsal when the weather turned nasty and the heavens opened up, unleashing what can only be described as a torrent of water down into the valley and onto our equipment.
Can you see the rain in the above photo? It's the vertical white streaks. It was raining really hard. Thanks to the quick action of Empty Pockets crew Greg Grabowski and Crew Chief Allen Cruz, our equipment escaped with minimal damage. We hauled it all into a back room, disassembled the speakers and attacked them with a hair-dryer. We played for a bit on the amplifiers and the main speakers to test them out, but the monitors got the brunt of the damage and may be hurting. We'll see when we plug them in for a test tomorrow.
We partied with the delightful Finebergs and friends through the evening and went to sleep fairly early, with thoughts of the upcoming Evergreen Concert Series dancing in our heads.
Funkin' on the one,