Hittin' the Road with Edens Edge

14 December 2011 12:08 PM CST


This past weekend it was amazing to see my friends in Edens Edge perform with Josh Kelley and Lady Antebellum at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

The adventure began at 5:45 Sunday morning, after an awesome three-and-a-half hours of sleep.  The plan was to arrive at the venue at the same time as the tour bus.  Hitting the road before sunrise, my friend Justin and I drove towards the moon on a fairly car-less interstate.  At about 8AM we pulled in to Murray and found the Lady A, Josh Kelley, and Edens Edge caravan - about six semis of gear and another six buses.  Having been away from Laura for several days (she was on the road with EE, writing music and traveling in their bus) I was thrilled to see her face-to-face.  I woke her up and the two of us started exploring the town.  With a cup of gas-station coffee in hand, we headed to the venue to watch the semis unload, the stage get built, and the entire arena transform.  I kicked myself for not taking any camera gear with me - it would have been awesome to time-lapse the unloading of gear and the construction of the stage.  Next time.

Spending time backstage at the concert was a ton of fun.  It was thrilling to witness fan meet-and-greets, autograph signings, set changes, and production managers in action.  However, seeing Edens Edge perform was definitely the highlight.  They were simply amazing.  I had never seen them play a big arena before and they were awesome.  Words can’t express how cool it was to see my friends rock a big arena.  I look forward to watching them do that time and time-again.

After the concert we packed all our stuff and hit the road back to Nashville.  At about 2AM we stopped at a Waffle House for a little late night food-debauchery.  It was so good!

Hannah, Cherrill, Dean, Laura, Laura, Allison, Cam, Cody, Kevin, Mark, and Justin - thanks for an unforgettable Sunday :)

Stage and light work begins ...

Building, building, building ...

Still building ...

Getting closer ...

Edens Edge

Signing

Gear

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum, Josh Kelly, and Edens Edge

The green room ...

Ready to roll ...