Thursday, May 14, 2009

First Day Back At Work

The venue that the current leg of this tour is starting in is the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. I was here a few years ago with System Of A Down during one of the Ozzfest tours. That band's crazy-assed, drugged-out, drunken band assistant commandeered a golf cart that had a hard canopy-type roof over it and managed to drive it at full speed a bit too close to Ozzy's personal tour bus. The roof of the cart smacked the driver's side mirror and shattered both the mirror and the enclosure, to the tune of about $800.00 damage. Needless to say, Sharon Osbourne wasn't too happy about that. I would've loved to be a fly on the wall whenever she read the band's Tour Manager the riot act for that little incident.

Came over to the venue this morning on the 9 o'clock shuttle. Met a bunch of folks, got an office, got started. My Live Nation counterpart is a lovely young lady from Detroit named Julie and we hit it off immediately. Early indications are that I'm gonna enjoy this tour. There are a lot of nice people on the crew.

It was pretty uneventful for a first day. Not much to report. Julie and I split around 10:45 and got back to the hotel just in time for me to run into the bar and see the Carolina Hurricanes win Game 7 of their playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

Go Canes!

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