Texas is an extraordinary place, there is a real buzz here. Yes, it’s the weekend sure but there’s nothing mythical about Texan hospitality and warmth. Self-confidence is also a trait from historical evidence I would say. They definitely see themselves as different from the rest of the USA and their economy, the largest in the States, is robust. It could explain why currently the number of people moving to Austin Texas every day would fill a Boeing 747. This exodus seems to be mostly from California.
Our day trip today took us from Austin to Dallas and back. Again, it’s a while since we’ve been here. Today’s venue is the Majestic, Majestic theatre, the last remnant of Theatre Row, the city’s historic entertainment centre on Elm Street. Not far away, Deep Ellum, immediately east of Downtown, originally became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hot spot in the South. Artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, and Bessie Smith played in original Deep Ellum clubs such as The Harlem and The Palace.
The crew load in today was tight and quite frankly, standing at the side of stage, one wonders how they managed to get our complete back line in at all. Extraordinary.