So two days ago, I found myself on the same stage with the same band I've been with for the past 5 (or so) years, playing pretty much the same songs.
Except, this time, something was different. As I walked around looking at all of the awesome vehicles on the grounds, there was just something wonderful. I have no idea how to describe it, and in fact am questioning my reasoning in trying to do so. I don't know. There was something in the air that was telling me something was gonna be extra good this time around.
...and it was. Greatly so. Although I really can't describe exactly what was going on to make this gig any different than any other one, I'll try to do so by saying there was such a tremendous musical energy inside me and around me, I could almost reach out and touch it. Even before I played the beginning note.
When the gig actually started, the feeling only increased. I found myself enveloped with the beats which seemed to just flow right through me, out my arms and into the drums. It was almost as fluid as the day I played a one-off gig
with a guy named Dane Mutters and a few other musicians. Yeah, that was a very good day, too.
Anyway... We backed up Carmen Rasmusen while she sang 4 of her songs, and that was a total blast! The band had only really practiced Carmen's songs 2 times prior to the gig, but we nailed em'.
The rest of the set was awesome, too. The 2nd set had two songs for which I sang lead vocals. Those went better than any other time I've ever sang lead while playing the drums.
Not sure why, but the music was flowing like a river last weekend. Hopefully it only grows from here on out.