I’m so soaking up this beautiful weather at the moment here in the States, cause I’m headin’ home in a couple of weeks, straight into winter!! Oh well it’s all good…!!
So, Rochester ! The day started with a signing at the House of Guitars which has been open for 47 years!! People tell me it’s definately on their “bucket list”, an amazing music store, apparently the largest in the world…lighting and a stage for signings, a CD/record store, a music school, a studio, and mega-tons of musical equipment for sale everywhere the eye can see. I got the guided tour and saw the wall of fame….honestly you can’t look at one corner that isn’t covered, it’s amazing! What an honor to sit with the All Star Rock Tour participants, music legends Orleans, Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, & Deep Purple), John Cafferty and Robbie Dupree, and sign some swag and posters for the Tour.
From there it was off to sound check to get ready, and before I knew it I was on stage in RockChester!…The Armory, what a fantastic venue, holds 5000 people. Apparently the guy who bought it paid $1 for it back in the day, the city didn’t know what to do with it…really amazing, as it is in fact like a castle (literally)…no doubt he had a lot of work to do on it, but it really has a fantastic vibe…
The concert was so exciting, an amazingly energetic audience that rocked out the whole time…you guys were awesome! I so enjoyed jumping on stage at the end of the night to join in with the All Star Rock guys, chiming in on so many great and memorable melodies from back in the day. Looking forward to the next time already!
…but now, on with the (next) show… in St. Petersberg on June 4!
Hope you guys are well, love you heaps, Anita x