5 Jul
2015

07.04.15 Independence Day

Audience enjoying The Hellbillies on the big stage.

Audience enjoying The Hellbillies on the big stage.

Norwegian arm-wrestling table.

Norwegian arm-wrestling table.

The Derailers and Crashville.

 

Happy Independence Day America!

We spent the day early on goofing around the hotel.  In a weight room Bracken and I found a Norwegian flag arm wrestling table.  It is pretty impressive and in my opinion every household should have at least one.  Perhaps we should sell arm wrestling tables as derailers merchandise…

We spent a lot longer at the festival today.  It was sunny, and brutally hot so Brian gave us a reprieve on wearing our suits.  That was good because the direction the main stage faces, the sun was bearing directly down on us.  We only had a one hour show, and we made the most of it. It was good times!  After us the Hellbillies performed.  They are one of Norway is most popular bands and it showed.  They were well loved.  One of the other bands waiting to go on was a Norwegian band called Crashville.  They already knew us, and we had a good time getting to know them.  We’ll look forward to seeing their debut in the United States anytime now.  I posted a photo of The Derailers and Crashville.  Please take note of Scott’s new blue shoes.  He got them in Germany.  The story of how he got them is quite entertaining. Be sure to ask him about it when you see him.

The day got to be really long, but it was a good to finish to see Crashville perform.  Back at the hotel there was a wedding reception going on,  so the party was in full swing even before we got there.  I was pretty tired and so I didn’t last long.

 

Happy birthday USA, we miss you!

Basil