D.C. & Philly / Hello from Boston.
- Posted on: 25 February 2007
- By: Jamie Tworkowski
Hello from Boston.
We woke to snow on the ground but the sun was somehow warmer today. Stopped for round two of showers, which we're learning to value like gold on this tour. David and Lauren seem to have friends in every city we go to. Our day began with a family and a fireplace.
Thank you for the many kind comments regarding our "birthday". I tried to post this last night but couldn't get online. Yesterday we celebreated Renee's one-year mark for sobriety. We are so proud of her as we know that every day has been a battle. We know that recovery is a life-long journey but we want to take this moment to congratulate her on this significant day. I did a bit of homework and found some cool dates from the birth of TWLOHA last year:
The (TWLOHA) story was written between March 1 and March 3, finished on March 3.
The TWLOHA MySpace page was created on March 12.
The first TWLOHA shirt was worn on March 30 by Switchfoot's Jon Foreman in Boca Raton, on stage during SF's show at Florida Atlantic University. (sidenote: Athlete had to leave the Switchfoot tour that morning for a medical emergency, so our friends Band Marino, on about six hours notice, were invited to fill in for them. Band Marino ended up playing in front of 2500 people that night.)
We had a great night last night in Philly. It was a turning point for me personally. I think I'm finally starting to get comfortable on stage. It is such a unique setting and it's taken a few days to get used to it… I'm realizing what a cool thing it is to have that opportunity each night, and to get to introduce the most anticipated moment each night.
Some non-show personal highlights to share with you:
..1: I rode my skateboard to the post office in Washington, D.C.. Didn't know how to get there so I borrowed the GPS from our RV. Definitely a first. And yes, I felt like a dork.
..2: After the DC show, David and I went to the Lincoln Memorial. It was freezing cold but I'm so glad we went. We spent about 20 minutes just taking it all in, read the Gettysburg Address, stared at the statue… I asked the security guard if he might be able to show us the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The security guard was super cool, and seemed happy to show us. Stood there for a minute, just taking it all in, imagining that amazing day.
..3: Enjoyed my first authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwhich yesterday.
Much love from one wonderful road trip.
PS: Tonight's venue is across the street from Fenway Park. How sweet is that?