What a unique weekend! We started in Henryville, IN, a little north of Louisville, KY. This town had really been torn up by a tornado this spring, and the church brought us in as an encouragement to their people. We had a really great night. Wonderful pastor and great people.
The next day we were in Wabash IN at the Eagles Theater. Cool theater, wonderful hotel across the street. Good night, slightly overshadowed by this strange moment near the end of the night. Jason and I had gotten off on this weird tangent (which, of course, is very rare), and we were talking about recording vocals when you’re sick. At which point, someone in the audience yells out, “Kiss him!” I’m not exactly sure who she was talking to, but regardless, that did not happen. It did win the award for most awkward moment of the tour.
Saturday, we were supposed to play an outdoor show after dark, and it was going to get down into the 30’s. Fortunately they chose to move it indoors, which also helped with the Inferno 2012 theme. Not that it was hot inside, just hotter than freezing. Still, we had a good night with some great people. We got to have dinner with our friend Brenda who was celebrating her birthday.
And Sunday was easily the best night of the tour. We had a sold out show in Liberty Township, Ohio. And the people were wonderful. It was a safe place full of people who had come to encounter Jesus and worship Him. I played a few songs everyone knew and then switched gears and taught them “You Are Good” off H2BL. They jumped in and we had a powerful evening. I also included Sometimes By Step, an old favorite from Rich Mullins. Jason and I both played some really vulnerable songs in the second half of the night. It was a really amazing evening and I am very grateful for all who came, not only that night but all weekend.
We only have one more weekend, but it’s a big one. Five shows, across North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and ending in Texas. I will be sad to see this tour end, but I’m sure we will have a great weekend. Thanks to everyone who has been a part, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of you this weekend.