J.Lynn Johnston's Blahg!

I love my life! You should too…

July 14, 2002 – Oswego, New York

***Originally published as “J.Lynn’s Tour Diary” on Mad at Gravity’s Official Site.***

-Wow. All I can say is wow. We just played a show in front of about
25,000 people! Today the Locobazooka tour joined up with the
K-Rock-a-Thon, so in addition to the normal lineup of daily performers,
the bill was considerably augmented. Trik Turner, Abandoned Pools,
Puddle of Mudd, and P.O.D. all played after the festivities were done on
the Locobazooka stages. The additional crowds that showed up as a
result were staggering. What an insane experience! With a crowd that
big, a number of things change. One feels compelled to perform that
much bigger, to sing that much stronger, and to put that much more of
yourself into what you do. It all seems normal when you focus on the
crowd at the front of the stage, but when you raise your focus a bit,
the crowd just keeps going! What an adrenaline kick.

-Some random tidbits from the day:

Ben now has an eyebrow ring, courtesy of the generous folks at Walking
Outrage Tattoo & Body Piercing…

Wes from Puddle of Mudd likes the burning bush tattoo on my right shoulder…

Sunscreen is always a good idea…

-After our set when we were signing stuff and meeting people at the
merchandise tent, a group of four guys from Syracuse came up to us to
congratulate us. They told us they play in a band called Jonny Action,
and they play a cover version of Walk Away as part of their set! They
actually won first place in a local talent contest about a month ago
with an acoustic performance of the song! Needless to say, we were all
blown away by this news. First of all, the fact that anyone would take
the time to work up one of our songs is a huge flattery. Second of all,
they won the contest! In a way, that feels like a victory for us, too.
So thanks to Jonny Action for making our day. The rush we got from that
news far outweighs the pride of a successful performance. Even on a day
like today.

Love and the ultimate form of flattery,

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