2002-04-26 Oak Mountain - Pelham, AL
By: Jason

generally gets excited during nice Mikey solos, but there was a totally different feel this weekend. It's all speculation at this point, but the possiblities brought up a lot of emotion for a lot of people including myself. Clay got his Can't Find My Way Home which was sweet. It's always great to know when someone gets the song they're chasing. Even though I didn't see it, I'm sure he had a big-ass smile on his face.

Saturday, Clay took all of us to a meeting which was cool as shit. It's always good to hit a meeting outside of your normal routine especially when you're on vacation and about to go see a Panic show. We spent the rest of the afternoon waiting for pizza at the Mellow Mushroom. It actually ended up being kind of nice receiving crappy service as it gave quite a few of us a chance to talk and get to know each other a little better. By this point, I would say we were all pretty comfortable around each other and really having a good time.

The second night opener of Surprise Valley was very sweet. I hate to say I told you so, but...I called it. You could actually here Mikey during TPOT which was nice and again the crowd was going nuts. I was really getting goose bumps by this point. The second set for me was all about USE ME UP!! This song is the shiz-nit and I can't remember if and when I've seen it before. That was probably the hardest groovin' I did all weekend. The Alone>TYS>Alone deserves mention as something a little different and TYS always gets me jumpin'. Some good classic Panic right there. Brannon (sp?) got his Don't Be Denied encore and I did get to see the big-ass smile on his face. A great, great show and a few more people at the meeting.

Sunday night was really emotional going into the venue for me. I wound up by myself which was totally fine as far as any obsession to use was concerned. But I ran into this guy who had a made a huge banner for people to sign made out to Houser. Again, I know all about rumors, goosip, an....(cont. next page)