As we wrap up the Midwest with shows tonight in Indianapolis and tomorrow in Columbus, it’s hard to believe we only have nine shows left in a little less than two weeks.
Truly and honestly, this is probably the best tour I’ve ever done. Even though Jerry and I constantly try to mix things up at each show, much of what we’re presenting on a daily basis can inevitably become routine. It’s just the reality of doing 37 shows in 44 days. But thanks to the incredible, inspiring energy we experience from each audience, night after night, this tour has felt far from monotonous.
I really am the luckiest photographer in the world to be able to experience such incredible energy and passion every day. So much thanks to everyone across the country who has inspired me beyond ways I ever imagined.
As the tour quickly comes to a close, I can’t help but notice that Jerry, much like myself, is beginning to get a little sad at the thought of life on the road coming to an end. I mean when else do you find yourself, completely on a whim, buying a basketball and going to a random middle school in Oregon to make some out-of-this-world trick shots?
If this whole wedding photography thing doesn’t work out for Jerry, I’m sure he could find a gig with the Harlem Globe Trotters.
And as far as playing random sports, that was only the beginning. A few days later in Kansas City, a game of gaff tape baseball broke out, right there in the ballroom of the Marriot. I’m not sure which was more fun: watching Brandon and the crew try to use the leg of a chair to hit a balled up piece of gaff tape, or seeing the look on the faces of the hotel staff paralyzed in fear that we were going to smash the room’s chandelier.
To keep the sports theme going, Brandon has decided to organize a huge game of kickball Friday in Columbus. So if you’re around the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Friday, April 1, come on by before the show and join us!