getting ready for a big weekend

So today I'm going to be getting ready for this weekend's Caedmon's shows. We're playing pretty good slots of two of the country's biggest music festivals, Creation East, in Pennsylvania, and Celebrate Freedom in Dallas. Todd, Garett and I met yesterday to come up with a set-list and work out arrangements so that we can emphasize the more energetic and visually interesting part or our set for the festival crowds, a lot of whom probably have no idea we're the kind of band we really are. Tomorrow night, at Creation, they're estimating almost 100,000 people, and the festival in Dallas is apparently the largest annual music festival in the world now, with attendences up to 300,000. Needless to say, I'm pretty psyched to get to play to these crowds. I think the largest crowd I've been in front of is about 15,000, and that seemed huge to me. I'm also excited because this will be the inaugural gig for my new big pedal board. I usually just fly the smaller one, but for shows this big, I want to make sure I have every possibility sonically. If anybody reading this is going to either of these festivals, please try and say hello. I have to be at the airport at 4:30 tomorrow morning, though, to get there in time for our sound check, so if I try to sleep on you, just walk away...

Oh, also, if any of you were planning on coming to see us play in Georgia on the 3rd, don't. There was apparently some screw-up in the booking, and only three or four of the thirty bands scheduled are going to be there, and we're not one of them. I'm sorry if you already bought your tickets, it was out of our control, believe me, and we'll try to get to Georgia soon to make up for it. I don't know how to go about getting refunds, but I would imagine you could call the place you got them from in the first place and they could help you out. Sorry!