I'm going. No, I'm not. Yes I am! Oh.. no I'm not. Oh -Yes I am!!
Yes, it all started out a little like a pantomime! And like a pantomime, you may feel this goes on and on... But I enjoyed writing it up and I hope you enjoy it and want to read on to the end!
How did I get to go to Nashville? I was invited by Ted Bruun [pron. brew-un], founder of The Extreme Tour and Vince Leone [pron. lee-own-ee], America's UK rep of the tour, to come out to Nashville for what was called 'The Objective 2016'. I had little idea of what was in store, all that I knew is that there would be discussions about the UK side of this tour as it expands into Europe and beyond, of which I had been asked to come on board as one of the core organisers for the UK after being involved last year.
Before I start off on my journey, let me introduce you to Ted:
Here is Ted Bruun, founder of The Extreme Tour and below is...
Myself on the critiquing panel next to Ed Jervis of In-Presence Records (UK label)
There was anything from 10 of us on this panel, including industry experts. They were the ones who got to talk though -the rest of us kept our comments quietly on paper. Mind you, the experts were experts! Slick technical talk, instrumental tones and all sorts they were picking up on to nurture the hopefuls. It was amazing to listen to -I learnt a lot!
A couple of days into proceedings and I finally begin to feel more myself. Once Jet-lag had begun to wear off and after I got some much needed time out with The Lord on a nice patch of grass just up the road.
So Rocketown, let me show you it:
A blurred shot of Michael W. Smith -my hand must have been shaking from excitement! Ahh... I had
my camera in Manual mode, that's why! (Sorry Mike.) It was still pretty exciting to see you though!
He told a great story about the stick he's got in his hand. I've got one of those too. And a massive staff!
Ask me for more info!
Now I've introduced you to The Objective, Ted and Rocketown, let me rewind a little...
I was on my way to the States. My first trip to the States at that. First stop - Philidelphia.
We had 7 hours until our next flight, so we headed for the Rocky steps :D
I AM SO ANNOYED!! I HAD A REALLY FUNNY VIDEO TO SHARE TAKEN OF