Hot as Hell here. Was 102 in SLC driving down from Bozeman.
My steed for the week
Interesting License Plate on my race vehicle
Stage 1 starts inside Zion National Park. An unprecedented accommodation, prompted by 2016 being the 100th anniversary of the National Park system. However, in order to avoid inconveniencing too many National Park patrons using the roads, the stage is starting at 7:55 AM. Thus, I’m at work in the truck before 6AM.
Wow. These guys (the ones who are still alive and ambulatory) have been playing together for 50 years, and they can still bring the heat.
Live at the Maui Arts & Cultural center.
Tower Of Power
Flew over to O’ahu for two days so The Cheetah could see her favorite band “Theory Of A Deadman”.
I don’t know what such a great worldwide-level band is doing playing at the tiny Republik in Honolulu, but OMG what a great concert. There were maybe 120 people there, and we stood right up at the front of the stage.
Tyler had about $100,000 worth of classic Les Pauls on stage, and the band was soooooo tight. These guys can REALLY play.
Wound up with two guitar picks, one from Dave and the other from Tyler:
Next day, some Xmas shopping at Ala Moana Center, complete with hula dancers:
Theory of a Deadman is from Vancouver, so playing one gig in Honolulu was probably their desperate bid to get a few days of some good weather. Unfortunately, it pissed down rain the whole time.
This critter and a thin layer of snow greeted me when I showed up at Miette Hot Springs for today’s stage. At first I panicked, thinking The Timing Gods were sending me a message about an impending goatfuck. But it turns out this is a big horn sheep, not a goat.
Terrific weather for an epic stage. Note the ski jackets and the snow on the trees.