The 2006 Drinking for Jesus Tour got off to a nice start last night. Immaculate Heart of Mary was the setting for cold beer, some classic rock, and people watching. The weather lent a hand as well as it was not too cold nor too warm. Just right.
Rhythm Method was on the stage playing their guitar centered brand of music focusing on the 70s and 80s. They may possibly be the only band I have ever heard try to tackle Zeppelin's Kashmir and do a good job. Word it they are calling it quits after this year. Sad. They have two talented ax men that can tackle the likes Boston, Toto, REO Speedwagon, Zeppelin, Genesis, Night Ranger, and Van Halen. They don't do the same crap that all the other pop bands want to do. No, you won't be Coming on Eileen here.
The part that I personally liked was they played Runnin' With the Devil. On church grounds. Maybe it is only I that finds this amusing. I wonder if anyone setting the festival up ever looks at the playlist to possibly prevent something like that from happening.
I will have to take a look at the schedule to find out where I will be Drinking for Jesus next weekend. You all should try this. That way you can tell everyone you went to church. You may want to leave the "and I got smashed" part out of it when speaking with parents, though.