No Such Thing as Too Much Fun

Let me introduce you to the Marcus Lindsey Band! Marcus, Jeff, Dizzy, Scott and David.

How do I know the band? Well, it just so happens that Scott has a little home away from home right here where I work! The day he and his wife, Reja, came into the office to pick out an RV site, I knew there was something awesome about them. Scott was funny, quick-witted and, obviously, a great story teller. Reja’s smile was contagious and she genuinely made me feel like she’s known me forever. After work, Steve and I hopped on the golf cart for our daily ride around the park. Scott and Reja were finishing up making the site their own and we stopped by to check on them. Scott said he didn’t know when they would have a chance to get back “out to the lake” because he plays with Doug Stone and there were several upcoming concerts, but when they returned, we had an open invitation to stop by. (yes, THAT Doug Stone!) As we drove away, I said to Steve, “Holy @#&#, we have a country music star as a neighbor!”

Over the next several weeks, we would see them cruising the park in their golf cart or sitting by the campfire. Every time we passed by, they would ask when were we going to come by and have a few beers. Finally, one evening after work, we decided to take them up on the offer. A roaring campfire, a few beers and Scott picking away at the guitar. He told us the was going to be playing with the Marcus Lindsey Band at the Flyers Field Party Barn in Greenville in a few weeks and we should come out. The band received the 2017 Texas County Music Association award for album of the year. He said bring your chairs/cooler and come enjoy the music. Steve and I couldn’t wait.

The big night finally arrived. We loaded up the jeep and headed to Greenville (about 1/2 an hour away). Scott had put us on the guest list and we were ushered in to the parking area. At first glance, I knew this was going to be “too much fun”.

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Since we were a little early, we grabbed a spot next to one of several campfires spread around the grounds. The venue is run by Karen and Joe, two of the nicest people you ever want to meet. Karen came over and introduced herself. She wanted to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. As more and more people arrived, the air began to fill with an excited buzz. The band took the stage and the crowd went wild!

**Note, all the pictures in this post were taken with my phone. This night was about having fun, not about photography. Lots of the pictures have a blue cast due to the stage lighting.

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Damn, these guys are good! When they went on break, they gathered around for a photo op…

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How many venues can you see a concert at with a campfire to keep you warm?

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It wasn’t long before someone stopped by our fire to toast some marshmallows…

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And no show goes on without a sound guy…

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It could have just been the atmosphere (or maybe a little liquid courage) but I couldn’t help but buy a t-shirt and show it off on stage…

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A special Thank You! to Scott & Reja for inviting us! Thank You to the Marcus Lindsey Band for putting on an awesome show! And last but not least, Thank You to Flyers Field Party Barn for providing an incredible venue!

And I’ll leave you with a sample of the fun… I have a 2 1/2 minute video of Fridaynititus  but apparently my internet connection doesn’t want to co-operate so this is a link to an online video sorry about the opening commercial, but it is worth it!

 

 

 

 

 

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