Walkin' In Memphis pt. 4

And now we wait.... Thank you all for your ongoing support and continuous mojo supply!

The Quarterfinals are over - for me at least. Sometime later tonight, when the final note has faded from the final act the scoresheets will be rounded up from each set of judges, scores tabulated, and the Semifinalists announced. If we were going to be out in the clubs tonight the announcement will be made there. The results will also be posted on the IBC Facebook page and on an app called EVERFEST.

It's been a great couple of days, no matter what happens, and regardless of the outcome - I think I can speak for my friends Smokestack Lightning as well - and an experience of a lifetime. New friends made, horizons broadened, greater understandings reached. Oh, and Barbecue (see picture)! I fell off my 34 year vegetarian wagon to have some Memphis BBQ! Of course this is not true at all. The BBQ I had was tofu, yes, say it - TOFU! And it was good, GOOD, by god! OK, let's be honest - beef, pork, tofu, all are really just a vehicle to get the sauce down your neck, right? Haha!!! Blues and BBQ!!! Yes yes yes yessss!!! Marci (my long suffering and soon to be canonized wife) was unamused by my excitement, embarrassed by my actions in the restaurant, and unimpressed with the dish. But she did take my cornbread....

We also went to the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, which I will write about another time. A magnificent place and worthy of its own screed. A very powerful and moving experience.

Best of luck to all the competitors moving forward - hopefully this includes the entire AZ contingent!

 

3 comments

  • Annie

    Annie Phoenix

    So very happy and excited for you. Love the posts!

    So very happy and excited for you. Love the posts!

  • Peg Bennett

    Peg Bennett

    Honored to be included in your journey.....all the best Eric!

    Honored to be included in your journey.....all the best Eric!

  • Parn

    Parn Chicago

    Tofu! "The horror, the horror."

    Tofu! "The horror, the horror."

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