After leaving my wife with a stack of parade entries and a microphone I grabbed my daughter and began running up the street toward Founders Park. When the sidewalks became to crowded to walk on I started jogging on the street against the parade. It was all I could do to get ahead of the crowds decending on the park. I was lucky to get to the park just as the end of the parade was passing that point. I rushed to the stage and luckily found Hannah's aunt in the audience happy and willing to keep an eye on Emma. I had just enough time to tune up with the band and plug in my guitar before rushing on stage to start the show - more than ten minutes early! It was tons of fun though. We had lot's of family, friends and fans in the audience as well as a hometown crowd, but it seemed like we made a good impression and our classic rock ditties were well recieved.
© Douglas Ingram