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8 June 2008

Wakarusa Storm!

Hello Friends,

I woke up to the sound of rain slashing our bus at an acute angle. The sky was swirling an electric blanket of darkness overhead for several hours. A few furious bolts of lightning rudely pushed their way to the front of the bus an made us feel like we just got x-rayed. We've been in a holding pattern through most of the day waiting to find out if we would be able to perform. We most definitely had come to do just that. We have all been looking forward to the festival dates on this tour.

Unfortunately the word just came in that will not be able to play this year due to act of God/foul weather and related technical hazards. Some of our gear got quite wet - this = bad. We will have to come back next year and bring a different kind of storm, a much more melodic kind.

To all of the fans who were unable to see show this evening we do apologize, but it was out of our hands. We were all disappointed that we wouldn't have the opportunity to play for you. We will in due time.

See you next year.

Regards, DZ

POSTED BY DWEEZIL ZAPPA AT 2008-06-08 18:54:54
8 June 2008

Home is where the heart is...........on the bus....

The bus is also where the entire ZPZ band is currently taking refuge from a raging storm complete with thunder, lightning, wind, horizontal rain and hail here at the Wakarusa Festival in Lawrence, Kansas.

It has actually subsided at the moment and we're waiting to hear if we're going to be playing tonight or not. All of us were looking forward to playing for the festival crowd and it will be a real bummer if we don't get to.

Another dark cloud has just rolled over us and it is starting to rain again. The thunder and lightning is starting back up and it's not looking good. POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP! Oh well, what can you do? The weather is going to do its thing and all we can do is watch and wait and hope we get to play!

So far the shows have been amazing. The crowd in Minneapolis was one of the best we've seen and a great way to begin the tour. We had a great crowd in Omaha as well, complete with a few dancers and from what we heard we rolled out of town just in time to miss a tornado. Yeeeeeee hawww! Those things freak me out. "I'm seriously, you guys". I can do earthquakes, but tornadoes? No thank you.

....Wait....hold on.....yeah, I just overheard Dweezil ask Glynn (FOH) if we're off and it is indeed off....but wait, it seems that some of the band's HIGHLY sensitive electronic equipment got drenched in water when the roof of the stage collapsed....oh wait, now it seems that they may try to move the band to another stage and have us do a short set since this event is rain or shine...AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!.....................whew.

The glamour of it all! :-)

Well, we will either play or it will be "movie night" on the bus. We've all been cooped up here for most of the day and although we've gotten some much needed rest, we were also geared up to put on a show. Hmmmmmm.....time will tell. I just really hope all of the gear survives.

Oh, by the way, Pete gave me the idea for the subject of this blog entry. I just had to recognize...

Peace out...

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