Good evening everyone! Tonight’s entry comes from historic Edinboro, PA, home of Olympic Gold Medalist in freestyle wrestling Bruce Baumgartner. Day 4 was just a blast to say the least, as the PRT took part in the 2010 edition of Ignite Festival, which took place in rural Meadville, PA. Friends, this was just a great time. So good to see so many great bands in one place, including Disciple, Shine Bright Baby, and our pals John Reuben and his mega-talented backing band. Also, the crowd was just a great, loud bunch who like to move. We like to move, so all was well with the world during the 30 minutes we had the stage. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed a free day of fellowship, worship, and rock & roll. Thankfully, the rain held off until long after we had played, and decided to drop just as Decemberadio kicked off their rockin set, which included most all of the solo from Free Bird, which was impressive, and quite convienent. Why is that, you ask? Well for starters, it’s a longstanding pet peeve for most bands, especially those of us who aren’t exactly known for their “shredding”, when you get those guys who shout for Free Bird in between songs. The closest we come is picking out some Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster riffs that, sadly, that guy probably won’t recognize. So, Decemberadio went ahead and (masterfully) planned it into the set, and it was sweet. So good to see a legendary piece of rock music be done justice. But, I digress.
Day 4 capped off with some hang time backstage with the Satellites guys, and John Reuben’s hilarious bass player (and fine indie-artist in his own right) Jonathan Hape. Now for some long-awaited sleep, and then it’s off to Frederick, Maryland for Day 5. Last time we were passed through for a show, there was 12 actual feet of snow around, and we made the most of jumping and diving into every drift there was. What kind of hijinks will we get into in an early-fall setting? Tune in tomorrow night to find out! For now, be safe, be real, and be following this blog! Goodnight, dear friends, and God bless you!
Miah & TgT