Yacht Rock was at the Georgia Theatre in Athens Thursday night. The seven regular guys haven't played together since July 27 in Hilton Head. Reunited! I could definitely feel the vibe of the seven of us back together again. Coupled with the Theatre and a good crowd, we were in for a good night!
Wednesday afternoon, I developed (out of the blue) severe vertigo, so bad that I could barely get home. I still had it Thursday morning, which made loading my gear down a flight of stairs and into my truck pretty treacherous, but Advil helped me get through it. I made it to Athens and got loaded in and set up without issue.
Our soundcheck was more of a rehearsal for our Beatles show at Smith's, so I didn't do much more than nearly freeze to death under the Theatre's air conditioner. When we finished, I took a walk around Athens to try and possibly locate a drug store with a clinic, but no luck. I did almost fall down, though, in the middle of the sidewalk on College Ave. Time for more Advil!
The show went really well. I was careful about doing anything that might upset my inner ear--no major backbends during solos, no sudden movements. I felt fine! We had a great time playing together, and I actually played really well, with some different solo ideas than normal. I think my preoccupation with not falling down kept me from overblowing and having saxophone diarrhea.
We got loaded out and made it home without any issues. I wish whatever is wrong with me would leave me alone.