Here’s a tip, don’t wait until the day prior to going on a 3.5-day camping weekend to start packing, especially if you’ve also scheduled and activity that will keep you away from home until 10:00pm. I scrambled mightily last night and this morning to get everything I needed into the M6, twice nearly leaving my bike’s front wheel at home. Here’s another tip: bring both wheels for your bicycle to a three-day biking weekend. Still left on my agenda is stopping at a convenience store / Target / grocery store on the way to Rutledge in order to pick up a bottle of water and some snacks.
The Men From NC Killed It
I made it to Eddie’s Attic by 7:45pm last night only to find out that there was no opening act for Chatham County Line, and by the time I arrived the boys were already on stage. This is what I get for waiting out a bit of traffic by having a few beers at Brass Tap.
This was the first time that I’ve seen the band without their signature backdrop of the North Carolina state flag. A quick peek at their website reveals why:
April 8, 2016
Hey Music Fans.
As you know, we’ve flown our North Carolina Flag onstage with pride and honor for over 15 years now. It is with a mountain of heartbreak that we’ve decided to take it down for what we hope is a very short hiatus. The 4 of us believe that music is an all inclusive and uniting force, unfortunately at this moment, our beloved state of NC is not embracing that message. We hope she can fly again real soon.
I support their decision, much in the same way that I support the decision of Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr canceling their North Carolina shows this year due to North Carolina’s new laws.
Looking Forward To The Weekend
Tomorrow will most likely be a Blogger’s Holiday around these parts as I expect to sleep in late in my tent, and then rise to saddle up for some riding before I start beer consumption. I hope the weather cooperates and that I have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.
Have a great Friday and weekend too, and I’ll see you on Monday with a recap of all of the activity in which I participated.
And if you’ve not done so already, don’t forget to file your income taxes! I should probably ensure that my State tax paperwork has been filed, I know that the State has already withdrawn the money I owed them from my bank account…