June 9th is finally here and though I was encouraged to sleep in for what will no doubt be a late night, I was still up at 5:30. We’ll head to Pittsburgh in a couple hours for lunch and some Guitar Center time for Colton. This adventure has been in the works for a long time, so I’m more than ready to get on the road. Preparing for two weeks off work was a little more difficult than anticipated. But, the freedom to do this is one of many reasons I remain in a government job.
One of the coolest aspects of the day ahead is meeting up with my friend Jason. We’ve been friends since 7th grade and saw Slayer together for the first time in 1991 at the same venue we’re going to today.
I also get to introduce my son to a huge chunk of my personal metal fan history today since Testament, Anthrax and Slayer more than dominated the soundtrack of my years at WVU.
It has the potential of being a fantastic day and rain or shine, I plan on enjoying it. I’ll plan to check in each morning over the next couple weeks. Hope you’ll read along.