However, notice that she is wearing a medical boot in the photo below, taken at the last rehearsal. She broke a bone in her foot when she went to the hospital (before the stroke) for severe back pain a few weeks ago. It should take six to eight weeks for that to heal now. When it rains, it pours, amiright?
Nurse! Duct tape please!
Also, today the Preachers played at a small outdoor community festival called the Bite of Broadview in north Seattle. The weather forecast called for heavy rain and 35+ mph winds today, and that is just what happened. The band that was scheduled to play before us bailed on the gig, since they apparently weren't getting paid anyway. Sensible folks!
We were schedule to play a 90 minute set, and made it most of the way through, but we finally quit about 20 minutes early. At that point, I had covered my amp with my coat to keep water out that was making it through the overhead canopy. And you know what? Monitors covered with plastic sheeting don't sound very good.
The view from the Bite of Broadway stage. I see you, Lauri!
After the gig, Lauri, the Dynamic Duo, and I repaired to Nick's Off Market restaurant (we like this place - try the rosemary lemonade) for a late lunch. While we were there, the neighborhood was engulfed by a torrential rainstorm accompanied by very high winds. We felt sorry for any bands that were still attempting to play at the Broadview festival, located not too far away.
You can check out the Boneyard Preachers here. See you at the nightclub!