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Hey good people,
We just got back from a really fun and interesting day at the Louisiana Swamp Thing Festival in Austin TX. The festival is put on by local promoters to celebrate the food and music of Louisiana. I have to say that when we got there, the peoples dress, the smells of the food and the music that was being played were definitely all Louisiana.
Everything was going well, we found the show easily, got in and all the details were handled very quickly. We found our stage, set up our gear and waited to play. We all wandered around and checked out the vendors, Crawfish, Alligator, Boudin, Meat Pies, Red Beans and Rice, not to mention all the clothing and crafts and Beer! We all sampled some of the great food, and the wind would blow around the smell of crawfish. We all forgot for a little while that we were in Austin.
Our show began very routinely until the gremlins came out to play. Lane decided to make a visit the little boys room not realizing we were about to play. Matt started into our set not realizing that Lane had split. Luckily, Lane hurried back and the show started without a hitch, until...
Something broke in one of the keys of his sax right into the first song. He had to use his right hand to hold it closed and play only with his left. He pulled it off without a hitch and we quickly "fixed" it with a little duct tape. Scotty had to make sure he didn't hit that key for the rest of the day. A shining example of how talented he really is. (Scotty did not write this :) Soon after one of Matt's strings broke and he kept going. We all felt like the gremlins were out to play that day. Even with the minor glitches, the day was awesome. We saw a lot of familiar faces and met a lot of new folks. We can't wait to get back to Austin.
Thanks to everyone that came out that day. We truly felt like we had stepped into a little Lousiana, and felt good to play at home!
See you soon...