After dropping me off at the TV station in Phoenix at 7:30AM our tourbus continued to Tucson. I was supposed to hop a plane after the interview but was able to drive with MC, which was a thousand times better than the plane-ride. We got lost in Tucson because he trusted a Google map more than his memory, but after I figured out how to use it we were able to utilize the n95’s built-in GPS navigation to lead us to the Rialto.
We enjoyed our performance in Tucson very much. There is a special vibe to the first performance of a tour. One is worried about remembering all of the arrangements for example. On the other hand the new arrangements are very fresh and often so is the music. We all made little mistakes, but no major train-wreck resulted and the evening’s music was quite beautiful. The audience made us feel welcome and at ease right away and was a pleasure to play for. Our engineer thought it was the best first show of any tour we have done.