Thursday, June 19, 2003

I made it back

Well I am back in Boston now and let me just say it is great to be back. I have a couple of ideas for entries with my recent trip as the subject so I am going to break them into two entries, one today and one tomorrow. Since I have a lot of work to do today I will save the narrative of my experience for tomorrow's entry. I will say that I did have a great time at the show and it was definitely worth the long long long drive.

The drive back went by much faster with the exception of Hartford, CT. I was flying along, Ohio was finished in only a couple hours, Pennsylvania only seemed like a bad dream as opposed to the nightmare it usually is, New York went by so quickly I don't even remember it or perhaps I was just dozing. I finally made it back to New England with the end in sight, until I saw the sign saying rush hour traffic delays in Hartford. I ended up sitting in traffic for an hour. Geez, I can't stand traffic.

Too Much
When the World Ends
If I Had It All
Rhyme & Reason
You Never Know
Grey Street
Typical Situation
Loving Wings
Where Are You Going
Last Stop
Tripping Billies
Grace Is Gone
Don't Burn the Pig

Now for my road trip by the numbers:
1,561.1 total miles traveled
6 states passed through
18 songs played by DMB at the concert
36 highest miles per gallon I've seen on my car
28 number of dollars for my new Dave Matthews Band shirt
5 members in the opening band Moe.
1439 days since The Last Stop was played before Tuesday's show
209 DMB shows since The Last Stop was played before Tuesday's show
0 times I was lost (like I would admit if it was higher)
102 maximum speed traveled
48 miles less on the return trip (trust the mapping software)
5 years in a row at the first show of the tour
70 average speed including the stops
24 hours in the car over the course of the trip
5 different foods I had ( S'mores pop tarts, pretzels, dried mangoes, apples, pb&j)
2 stops on the way home (1 bathroom break, 1 gas fill up)
408 miles on one tank of gas with some to spare

I'm saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come

-David John Matthews
Mark here is a link for the audio to Pig. I love this song, definitely in my top 10 (please don't ask me to produce that list it could take years)

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