Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"The Last Ones"

We only have four shows left to go. We have shows in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. As we get closer to the end of the tour, things tend to slow down a bit for everyone. Nobody is preparing or advancing shows. Everybody is less needy of bus stock and snacks since we can't necessarily eat it all in four days. And it all becomes bittersweet as our friends all start to go different directions. Some will stay working with Matthew. Some are going back home to other jobs. Some are going on other tours. Some are just stepping down and looking into other options of work. 
One thing I'm happy about though is how much effort Jenn and I purposefully and intentionally set out to bring some order and unity to this group.  I feel like we did a great job and accomplished what we set out to do. 
Yes, we definitely had our share of struggles, difficult days and challenging situations...but we also overcame every single one of them. We came out not just alive - but on top!!  We accomplished a lot and we both feel we are leaving this camp better than when we found it.  
Of course, we may never know and never realize any of the impact we will be leaving behind. But as of where we stand today with only a handful of shows left to go - we have definitely made a positive impact not only on the lives of our crew and the band.  But we also helped them to make a difference in thousands of people's lives. And that's what it's all about to me.  
Jenn asked me today, "do you think somewhere down the line they (band & crew) will think back to us and say mostly good things?"
I replied back, "We will be in their trophy room!"

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