Early morning walk:
A big, big thunder storm starts about an hour before our concert. A deluge of water whips across the yard behind the theater. The canales of the surrounding buildings become waterfalls. Lightning looks like flash photography!
We use a momentary lull in the downpour to get into the venue. I point at a steady leak a few feet from the theater’s monitor console and a bunch of electrical outlets, but Alan seems confident that there is no danger.
We have seen a lot of change at the Rialto Theater in the last decade and are told that more renovations are happening in the coming months. I like playing here and we are making good music tonight.