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Music Builds - A comparison of Three Shows

Though I often look for new distant places to see Switchfoot play live, the cost of fuel (and concert tickets) kept me closer to home this year for the Music Builds tour.  Wanting to add another state to my list, I choose the show near Cleveland, OH on a Thursday as part of a long weekend.  Skipping the Friday VA Beach show in order to be a tourist in Ohio, I almost drove straight to the Holmdel, NJ show from Ohio, with only a short pit-stop at my house.  Then, in an unplanned “you only live once” move, I drove down to the show in Northern, VA near Washington, DC on Sunday.

Music Builds

Ever wonder what its like to travel with a rock band?

Me too.  This fall I plan on hitting the road with the Music Builds Tour.  No not "officially" like the embedded reporters with the military.  But as a fan, experiencing the full fan experience from 4 (or more) rows back.

Stay tuned October 2-5th for daily blog updates from my adventures.

Got questions for me or the bands?  Drop me a comment and I will try and get the answers for you.

Alright? Lets rock it!




How to build a Music Builds tour

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A Revelation? Ponderings on the upcoming Third Day release

[img_assist|nid=761|title="Dr." Mark Lee at the Music Builds tour launch party|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=143|height=211]I am a Third Day fan.  I am Gomer number 1920.  (I would be a lower number if it were not for the fact that I am not a joiner.)  I have traveled on a plane on more than one occasion to see the Atlanta rockers in concert, including a Great Gomer Gathering.  I have purchased each CD on the day of release since Conspiracy No. 5.