Yes, it's 3:24 in the AM. Yes, Mike and I are driving home for 11 hours tomorrow. Yes, we promised each other we'd leave no later than 9:30. Yes, I'm getting room service breakfast one last time at 8. Yes, we just hung out altogether for one last hurrah at Harrah's tonight and we will feel the lack of sleep tomorrow. Yes, it's all going to be worth it.
"Thank you" doesn't cut it. Saying we appreciate the support our fans show us on a constant basis doesn't cut it. Being able to give a little of our time back to you all on our last day in town to have some laughs together doesn't begin to scratch the surface of how much we are indebted to you, the person reading this, for giving us the opportunity to share our common love of performing with you. This summer run in Atlantic City wouldn't have happened if not for you, coming out with your families and friends to spend time listening to us in your home towns. Without a crowd of folks such as yourselves to sing for, we're just a bunch of college buddies who enjoy singing without a band (ha!). With you guys in front of us, though, night after night, we are a bunch of guys who are beyond blessed to get to do what it is we do. Furthermore, our families and loved ones back home have sacrificed so much so we can perform for you and they deserve more of your praise than we ever could ask for...and you all even go so far as to personally reach out and thank them on here, on Facebook, etc. Seriously, Randy hit it on the head with the caption to his last two photos on the main page, our fans ROCK.
Don't get me wrong...I can't WAIT to be home. Good grief, if I have to walk through that smoky hallway one more time to get to the theater, I may snap. Enough of that, though; let's focus on the fact that we just crushed 40 shows of fun music for people who paid good money to spend their time with us; and how we were so fortunate to have done so. Give us a couple weeks to rest up, do our respective thing, reflect a bit, and realize all over again why we're doing this crazy, completely unorthodox path of a career, and we'll be seeing you soon enough. Forgive us if we're a little quiet on the site while we're home. Sometimes doing absolutely nothing means absolutely everything, especially when we're away from home for as much of the year as we are...
I said it in my intro tonight onstage; tonight is a point in our lives that we will remember always. Our founder, director, friend, and brother Dan performed his last show with SNC. Those of you who were there to witness the love we have for him and that he has for us will forever be a part of that communal memory. For that, on our last evening in Atlantic City, I am grateful and will remain so for a long, long time.
Cobra, we wish you only the best and couldn't be more proud to carry on the legacy you created nearly 15 years ago. May God bless you in your new endeavors, buddy, and may He continue to bless what you started in SNC! (Let the well wishes commence on the comments wall....now!)
Good night, everyone, and thank you as always for your support of Straight No Chaser. Send prayers all of our ways tomorrow, please, as we travel home. Until next time...