This Past Wkd in WA, ID & MT (Capacity Crowds & National Radio Broadcast)
Mon., Oct. 3. 2005 2:47am EDT
What a wild weekend we just had in Washington, Idaho and Montana! Although it was only our second concert ever in Washington and our first in Idaho and Montana, we played to three capacity crowds and about 3500 fans.
Furthermore, Saturday's concert in Twin Falls ID, was broadcast "live" on over 500 radio stations all over the United States on both Calvary Chapel's CSR network and Effect Radio. Sorry we didn't let you know in time to tune in; we didn't find out about it till a few hours beforehand, and we couldn't get online to post the new story.
As we expected, the scenery was beautiful everywhere we went throughout the Pacific Northwest, even inside the auditoriums, as all three venues did a wonderful job preparing for their concerts.
Friday's concert in Richland WA was such a success that those in attendance bought almost all of the CDs we had allocated for the entire weekend! By the time the concert was over, only 20 CDs were left. Thanks to Chip, Gary, Debbie, Steve, Kris, Jan, Jen, Kaylene, and everybody else who made the event such a success.
Saturday's concert in Twin Falls ID was within walking distance of Shoshone Falls, "the Niagara of the West," and Snake River Canyon, where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted his famous albeit unsuccessful "jump" in 1974. Thanks to Pastor Mike and his wife, plus Billy, Ace, Melanie, Lori and the rest of the team who took such good care of us.
Sunday's concert in Hamilton MT included a round trip from the Missoula airport that featured majestic, snow-capped mountains during the day and a breathtaking, clear sky full of stars at night. Speaking of stars, we drove tantalizingly close to the current home of 80's rocker Huey Lewis. Thanks to Pastor Ed, Carol, Trish, Rick, Robert, Stephen, Mark, and all the others for their hard work and prayers.
Even though we flew out of Cleveland OH instead of our homebase of Pittsburgh PA in order to facilitate our flying schedule (and reduce costs), we still had to take 10 separate flights. Ironically, the state we found ourselves in the most was a state we didn't even play, Utah. Salt Lake City was the airline's hub, and we spent time there on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.